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PAC Presents The Boys in the Band

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…

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PAC Presents SheFest

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…

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Pride 2017 Press Release

“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…

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What is the Pride Arts Center?

ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER Pride Arts Center (PAC) opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats, and The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats. PAC is run by the primary tenant, Pride Films and Plays, a 501(c)3 organization in Chicago. PAC…

Pride Arts Center – Nearly 50!

“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…

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Boys Just Frockin’ Around

Pride Films and Plays presents Boys Just Frocking Around, A Gay Burlesque. Legendary Honey West will host the evening, accompanied by Robert Ollis. The show begins at 7:30 pm on May 2nd, 2017 in The Broadway at The Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Many outstanding Chicago drag artists will be performing at the event…

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Boys in the Band

Mart Crowley’s famous play turns 50 this season. To celebrate, Pride Arts Center performs a staged reading featuring PFP Company Members and friends. Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here!

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Broadway in The Broadway

Chris Pazdernik works his magic to create a sizzling cabaret of Broadway proportions! The first part of the evening will feature work from new musicals, or musicals with a Chicago connection.  Part II celebrates famed Broadway composer Andrew Lippa. Christopher Pazdernik curates and directs. Tickets for Broadway In The Broadway on Thursday, June 8 at…

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‘Counting’ is winning prizes on the festival circuit!

Our first short film, Counting, directed by company member Dan Pal and written by Kari Morris, is currently enjoying success on the film festival circuit. It recently won the 2017 award for 1st Place Short Feature at the North By Midwest Microbudget Film Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Other upcoming festivals include:  Show Me Justice Film…