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Queer Bits Summer Film Fest Selections Announced!

Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Summer Film Festival Announces Eight Short Films to Receive Chicago Premieres Pride Films and Plays (PFP) begins an exciting season of new screenplays and short films receiving their Chicago premieres! PFP is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Great Gay Screenplay Contest via FilmFreeway.com with an Early Bird Deadline…

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‘The Boy From Oz’ Sizzles This August!

Pride Films and Plays will conclude its remarkable Summer Season with The Boy From Oz, the Broadway musical which tells the amazing life story of celebrated songwriter and performer Peter Allen. Featuring songs by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright, Direction by David Zak, and Musical Direction by Robert Ollis, The Boy…

Angry Fags 2015

**JEFF RECOMMENDED** Angry Fags

***JEFF RECOMMENDED*** Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to join the 2015 Steppenwolf Garage Repertory to present the Chicago premiere of Topher Payne’s Award-winning Angry Fags. PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham directs. Topher Payne’s comedy Angry Fags illustrates what happens when activism gets angry. Cooper and Bennett are men who feel helpless when their…

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Join us for an AFTERNOON DELIGHT!

It feels like 2015 just arrived, and Pride Films & Plays already has a lot to celebrate!  The Book of Merman has been extended by popular demand, our Great Gay Play finalists have just been announced, and we’re about to open a show at the Steppenwolf Garage. We’re ready to raise a glass, sing a song,…

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Nominee Night

Mark your calendar for a very special night at Sidetrack, which will celebrate all of Chicago’s great musical theaters. And help fund PFP’s new musical program! Watch for details for the event slated for May 19 from 6 to 8 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with a program from 7:00 to 8:30. General Admission…

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Gay Play Weekend Features 5 Enhanced Staged Readings

GAY PLAY WEEKEND features four new plays and one new musical! Performances will be held May 15 to 17 at Hoover-Leppen Theater of Center on Halsted.   Pride Films and Plays has for the last five years celebrated unique voices in the annual Great Gay Play And Musical Contest. And the finalists for 2015 once…

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Special Mormon Guests at our rehearsal!

          We were delighted that Sister Mousser & Sister Buckmiller, Mormon Missionaries, came to The Book of Merman rehearsal last night. What faith and courage and joy they have! Pictured left to right Dan Gold, Sam Button-Harrison, Sister Buckmiller, Sister Mouse, Robert Ollis, Libby Lane, Leo Shwartz, Parker Guidrey, Raquel Adorno,…

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Happy Holidays from the PFP Team

Row 1 Left to Right Artistic Associates Derek Van Barham, Derek Bertelsen, Libby Lane, John Nasca, Nelson Rodriguez, and Patrick Rybarczyk Row 2 Artistic Ensemble Members Raquel Adorno, Charles Berglund, David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim Row 3 Artistic Ensemble Members Jude Hansen, Kris Hyland, Donterrio Johnson, David Leeper, Joan McGrath, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt…