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She Fest

As Pride Films and Plays gears up for the opening of the Pride Arts Center in January, we are happy to announce that SheFest – formerly known as LezFest – will move from Mary’s Attic and for the first time be performed in The Broadway at 4139 N Broadway. SheFest (formerly LezFest) is a one-night…

His & His II

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14, with the second installment of His & His. This cabaret follows the development LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote this great works. His & His II pays tribute to Jerry Herman. Christopher Pazdernik curates and directs, Nick Sula is the musical director. Tickets for His &…

Gay Screenplay and Queer Bits Winners Announced

Still from “The Second First Date”– Winner of the Audience Award Congratulations to “The Second First Date” and “Breakfast” which were the recipients of the Audience Award and Jury Prize respectively at Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Fall Film Festival III! Dozens of films were submitted for consideration to make their Chicago premieres; seven…

Final Weekend of RESOLUTION!

Pride Films and Plays is excited to start its fall season with the Jeff Recommended world premiere of Resolution at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. This will be the last PFP production before it opens the Pride Arts Center, 4739 N. Broadway in January. New Years’ Eve, New York City, 1892. High-society husband and…

Broadway’s CAPATHIA JENKINS and RAYVON OWEN headline PFP’s Simply Sensational

Pride Films and Plays’ annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, celebrates the greatest songs written for women in the Broadway canon, with Broadway great  Capathia Jenkins headlining.  American Idol star Rayvon Owen has now joined the cast ! Descend the stairs below 4707 N Broadway to the speakeasy cabaret at Uptown Underground and hear Broadway’s greatest…

Queer Bits Fall Film Festival III

Pride Films and Plays announces eight short films receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits Fall Film Festival III at the Public House Theatre, 3914 N Clark, on November 13th, 2016 at 7pm. Dozens of entries were received from countries around the world for consideration. Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Fall Film Festival III…

Gay Film Weekend

This fall, Pride Films and Plays’ developmental work with writers from around the country continues with Gay Film Weekend for new screenplay development. Five finalists have been named in PFP’s 2016 Great Gay Screenplay Contest, an international contest for screenplays with LGBT characters and themes. The five screenplays will be performed as enhanced staged readings…

Nelson Rodriguez Named PFP’s Artistic Director

Nelson Rodriguez, a Chicago-based actor and writer of Puerto Rican descent who has been an ensemble member of Pride Films and Plays since August 2012, has been named the company’s Artistic Director, Executive Director David Zak announced today. “Nelson’s contributions to the company as an actor, production manager and curator of our film programming have…

A Conversation with Shane Bitney Crone

Pride Films and Plays invites you to A Conversation with Shane Bitney Crone on Sunday, November 6, at 11 a.m. at The Broadway, part of the Pride Arts Center at 4147 N Broadway. Bitney Crone’s heartbreaking story of lost love was told in the documentary Bridegroom, a film by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The emotional love story…

LezPlay Finalists and Weekend Schedule Announced

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our 2016 LezPlay Contest. From nearly three dozen entries, five finalists have been selected to receive staged readings of their scripts during LezPlay Weekend, which runs October 7-9 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted in Chicago. LezPlay enhances the visibility and advances…