“I love this organization and the work they do. Art that is celebratory, healing and inclusive. Pride Films and Plays, I’m honored to be a small part of your wonderful community.” – Capathia Jenkins, Honorary Board Member We’re so proud to have Broadway star Capathia Jenkins in our PFP family. She’s someone […]
The double-bill BEDS, directed by David Zak, will begin performances June 4th , includes Jerker, a two-character play by Robert Chesley, that premiered in 1986 in Los Angeles and 2 Boys In A Bed On A Cold Winter Night by James Edwin Parker (1995). Jerker follows the relationship that develops between a veteran and a […]
Summer programs include Theater for Young Audiences, Rainbow Shakespeare for High School Students, Puppetry from Tristan Tom, and more! Pride Arts Center is creating all-inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ allies. This will include summer Pride Camps for middle school and high school aged students, using theater arts to learn more about navigating our complex world. […]
A staged reading of Jumpers for Goalposts, a recent British play by Tom Wells about an LGBT soccer team, will be given on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The event is pay-what-you-can, and you can do that here or a the door.
PAC’s month of Pride activities will conclude on Sunday, June 18 with Unity in Dance – a program of same-sex dances choreographed and performed by members of the Giordano Dance Chicago. Order Window Launch Button Buy Button | Buy Link This code is ideal for inserting into a website. Using this code gives you greater […]
Chris Pazdernik wraps up his remarkable His & His Cabaret Series with Broadway in the Broadway, a retrospective of great gay music from the Great White Way! Nick Sula music directs!
Pride Films and Plays announces that several short films will receive receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits Film Festival. Dozens of entries were received from countries around the world for consideration. The screening begins at 7:30 on June 17, and will be followed by a brief talkback and social hour with the audience and […]
Widely acknowledged to be the first gay-themed play to attract mainstream attention, it opened at a New York City off-Broadway theatre in 1968 where it ran for 1001 performances. Crowley’s play of nine gay men at a birthday party that descends into a night of truth-telling and personal discovery was also produced as a feature […]
SheFest (formerly LezFest) is Pride Arts Center’s’ semi-annual celebration of Chicago’s queer female and non-binary artists. SheFest showcases the diverse range of queer female and non-binary artists in Chicago as well as the diverse stories and experiences of queer femininity. The sixth installment of the festival, this year’s SheFest will be hosted by stand-up comedian […]
“Nearly 50” – Pride Arts Center celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events On the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal gay play The Boys in the Band, Pride Arts Center presents a slate of readings, productions, and special events that look at gay […]