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 […]

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 […]

PFP’s Community Day at Marty’s Martini Bar

Join Pride Films and Plays as we raise some funds while you raise a glass at Marty’s Martini Bar. Celebrate summer’s end on the lovely patio, enjoy great company, and hear about our plans for  2016 and 2017! Here’s how you can support us – come to Marty’s between 2-5 pm on Sunday, September 11, […]

PFP Announces Great New Season

2016-17 season to “Let in the Light” with Chicago premieres of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and The Nance, plus two world premieres Pride Films and Plays’ 2016-17 season will include two Chicago premieres of Tony Award nominated shows and two world premieres, Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced today. Under […]

BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary’s Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham’s immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary’s prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of […]

PFP to open Pride Arts Center!

Pride Films and Plays, the LGBTQ+ focused company founded in 2010, will take up residence in the two theaters at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in Uptown that were recently vacated by Profiles Theatre, Executive Director David Zak announced today. The 90-seat space at 4139 N. Broadway will serve as the primary venue for the […]

LezFest 2016

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to present its fourth installment of LezFest; a one-night variety show which features lesbian and genderqueer performers through music, movement, spoken word, storytelling, and stand-up comedy. LezFest IV is produced by PFP company member Carolyn Reynolds and is directed by Patrice Foster and will feature exciting new talent as […]

The Hilarious ‘The Boys Upstairs’

 (L to R) Shaun Baer, Gary Henderson, Luke Meierdiercks, Nelson Rodriguez, and Tristien Winfree Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of Jason Mitchell’s zesty comedy The Boys Upstairs which The Village Voice called ‘Sex in the City meets Boys in the Band.’ PFP Artistic Associate Nelson Rodriguez leads a cast […]