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PFP’s Community Day at Marty’s Martini Bar, November 17

Join Pride Films and Plays as we raise some funds while you raise a glass at Marty’s Martini Bar. It’s a time of celebration honoring our 2013-2014 season and announcing of the winner of our 2013 Great Gay Film Contest! Here’s how you can support us – come to Marty’s between 2-5 pm and order…


Angry Fags, November 6

Pride Films and Plays presents a staged reading of  Angry Fags by Topher Payne, directed by Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham* Featuring Nelson Rodriguez*, Kevin Webb*, Jude Hansen*, Alexander St. John*, David Besky*, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt*, and Joan McGrath*. Cooper and Bennett are not a gay couple- just a couple of gays. When one of their…


Bison, October 23

On Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm, Pride Films and Plays presents a staged reading of Bison by Lachlan Philpott, directed by Artistic Ensemble Member Jude Hansen* Featuring: Alexander St John*, AK Miller, Derek Van Barham* Do you follow the herd or forge your own path?   From virtual dating to bareback sex, and nightclub hook…


Five Great Screenplays, One Screening of LGBT Shorts in Gay Film Weekend

Chicago, IL – Five finalists have been named in Pride Films and Plays’ Great Gay Screenplay Contest, an international contest for screenplays with LGBT characters and themes. The finalists include a wide range of subject matter ranging from a love triangle set in France, a mystical teenage romance laced with racial tension, a set of…

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A Play Date With Dyke Drama, October 16

On Wednesday, October 16, PFP will present A Play Date With Dyke Drama, an evening of new lesbian shorts by Chicago playwright Allison Fradkin. This event is at 7:30 at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont, and is pay-what-you-can at the door. Scripts included in the evening are The Bloom Is Off the Heteros, Royally Screwballed,…

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Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead

Pride Films and Plays Presents The World Premiere of Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead By Martin Casella Directed by David Zak October 4 – November 10, 2013 at Stage 773 Pride Films and Plays is pleased to launch its 2013-14 Season with the world premiere of Martin Casella’s drama DIRECTIONS FOR RESTORING THE APPARENTLY…


Simply Sensational 3! Our Fall Benefit – October 28

Simply Sensational 3 October 28! Join celebrity host, WGN’s Dean Richards, who will be ably assisted by comedian/performer Richard Pryor, Jr., as they welcome some of the great entertainers from Chicago’s broad landscape of musical theater and cabaret talent for “Simply Sensational 3” to benefit Pride Films and Plays! The program will be performed in…


12 Finalists Announced for Women’s Work Contest

Pride Films and Plays Announces 12 Finalists in Women’s Work A Contest for Plays and Screenplays With Lesbian Themes or Characters Written by Women The work of six finalists will be performed during Women’s Work Weekend at Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre September 13 to 15 Our 12 fantastic finalists are: Of these dozen finalists, six…

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Great Gay Play and Screenplay Contests

Pride Films and Plays fosters excellence in writing for the stage and screen with LGBT themes by linking an international network of writers to our Artistic Ensemble in Chicago and professionals working in the field internationally. Using stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes, Pride Films and Plays develops human stories that…

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Two Awards – Hip Hip Hooray!

Under A Rainbow Flag – Best Musical – Best New Work! We are thrilled that in our first first season of Jeff Eligibility, we have won two awards for the world premiere musical Under A Rainbow Flag! Our congratulations go to author Leo Schwartz who won a Jeff for Best New Work, and to the entire…