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The Nance is Jeff Recommended!

Pride Films & Plays season opener, The Nance by Douglas Carter Beane opened July 6th in The Broadway at Pride Arts Center. Not only is The Nance Jeff Recommended, the critics love this Chicago premiere! The Nance is directed by PFP Artistic Associate John Nasca, with Music Direction by PFP Artistic Associate Robert Ollis. The cast features Vince Kracht,…

THE NANCE is opening soon!

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays’ Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award®-nominated play The Nance.  Beane’s play recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of a gay performer, Chauncey Miles, whose role in the burlesque show was to brazenly exploit gay stereotypes of the…

PAC presents BEDS; a double bill of JERKER and 2 Boys….

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…

PFP Announces LezPlay Contest

  Want to see more Sapphic stories onstage and onscreen? Then enter Pride Films & Plays’ LezPlay Contest! The mission of LezPlay is to honor excellence in storytelling by women-identified writers who present lesbian characters and themes—past, present, and future—in a pivotal, positive way. The LezPlay Contest is open to playwrights and screenwriters who identify…

PAC Presents Musical Comedy Whore

David Pevsner, an out gay actor and Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002 will take the Broadway stage for five nights from May 31…

Join the Wilson Society

    “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…

PRIDE CAMP – PFP’s New Education Program!

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….

Jumpers for Goalposts

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 Presents Unity in Dance

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…