Category: Women

Lesbian Interest, To Submit a Play, Women

Call for Submissions: Pride Films & Plays Seeks Short Plays for History Lezons Festival

Call for Submissions: Pride Films & Plays Seeks Short Plays for History Lezons Festival We already observe Women’s History Month. Now it’s time to celebrate Women-Loving-Women’s History Month.   (And by “women,” we mean anyone who is female-identified.) Pride Films & Plays is seeking short plays about women who refine, define, and redefine the expression “out with the old.”  Whether you’re spotlighting women once considered yester-gay’s news or reminiscing of days gone bi, we want to pay homage to the formidable fortitude of our foremothers, be they factual figures in history or fictional figures of your own creation.  As long as your play explores some aspect of women-loving-women’s history, it can be set in any historical time period and can be in any genre.  The “History Lezons” festival of short plays will be curated by Allison L. Fradkin, Literary Coordinator of Pride Films & Plays’ LezPlay Contest, and Iris Sowlat, director/producer and member of our LezPlay InQbator program.  Performances will take place at Pride Arts Center in Chicago for two weeks in March 2018.   Guidelines:  Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as women.  Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 5 characters.  Playwrights may submitMore…

Lesbian Interest, Screenplays, Staged Reading, Women

PFP’s LezPlay Readings Are This Weekend!

  Kellee Terrell’s Screenplay GEMMA named winner of 2017 LezPlay Competition Full-length screenplay of love, life, death, and the supernatural to receive staged reading at Pride Arts Center September 8 and 9 Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce Kellee Terrell’s screenplay GEMMA as the winner of our 2017 LezPlay Contest. Out of three dozen entries, three scripts advanced to the finals. Pride Films and Plays’ Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez applauds the top-scoring scripts for elevating and celebrating dyke drama (and comedy), and showcasing Sapphic-centric narratives that spoke loud and queer to our judges. Terrell’s winning script will receive four days of developmental workshops, culminating in two public staged readings during LezPlay Weekend September 8-9 at Pride Arts Center in Chicago. The two finalists were THANATRON, a play by Carolyn Gage, and IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, a screenplay by Katherine Varga. LezPlay, now in its seventh year, enhances the visibility and advances the viability of women who write plays, screenplays, and teleplays in which lesbian characters and themes – past, present, and future – play a pivotal role. To judge the submissions, Allison L. Fradkin, LezPlay’s Literary Coordinator, assembled a reading team of 25 industry professionals who served asMore…