Benefits, Events

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. It’s a time of celebration kicking off more great shows for 2015 and 2016! Here’s how you can support us – come to Marty’s between 2-5 pm on Sunday, September 20, and order a drink or two (or three). Every dollar you spend goes directly to PFP! Come for an hour or stay for all three – it’s that simple! We hope to see you at Marty’s Martini Bar,1511 W Balmoral, Chicago, Illinois 60640.

Events, Plays

LezPlay 2015 Features 5 New Works!

        Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our LezPlay contest. The judges have named five finalists, including a teleplay and four stage plays. and these writers will have their scripts presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which runs September 11-13 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted. LezPlay honors excellence in scripts written by women in which lesbian characters and themes – past, present, and future – are central. In these works you will meet an assassin-for-hire, a community college professor, a movie-obsessed teen, a young woman crippled with fear, and a turn of the century woman with a secret. The scripts will be presented as enhanced staged readings.   The performance schedule is as follows: Friday, Sept 11, 7:00 pm Black-Hearted Bitch, a teleplay by Lynn Kear, directed by Eileen Tull Saturday, Sept 12, 2:00 pm The Patron Saint of Dead Dogs, a stage play by Katie Grotzinger, directed by Kate Leslie. Saturday, Sept 12, 7:00 pm Resolution, a play by Nancy Nyman & Heather McNama, directed by Charlie Marie McGrath. Sunday, Sept 13, 2:00 pm Missed Connections, a play by Hallie Palladino, directed by Lexi Saunders. Sunday, SeptMore…

Benefits, Events

LezFest II: A One Night Fling on July 27

          Tickets are going fast. Get yours now to avoid disappointment! After being a sold out success in 2014, Pride Films & Plays announces another year of LezFest: A One Night Fling , a celebration of women who love women in words, songs, music and theater on July 27 at 7 pm at Mary’s Attic, 5400 North Clark. Join PFP for an evening all about lesbian empowerment through art, showcasing a vast mix of Chicago’s best taking the stage and sharing their talents. Purchase tickets here. Featured performers include Lauren Sivak , published storyteller in Story Club Magazine and Managing Director for Walkabout Theatre Angelica Roque most recently known for her performance at The Steppenwolf Garage in The Walk Across America for Mother Earth Ali Hoefnagel, storyteller, actor and Education and Outreach Director for About Face Theatre Musical guest Florence Nightinjail Known for her role as Mrs. Zero in the Adding Machine at Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, Liz Pazik Eileen Tull performance artist, director and co-curator with Sappho’s Salon Comic and improvisor with The Annoyance Theatre, Shannon Noll Featured performance artist with Was The Word and Cod in Slaughter City, Kate Hawbaker-Krohn Guitarist and singer, Carolyn ReynoldsMore…


Nelson Rodriguez stars in “Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown”

Pride Films and Plays celebrates Pride with a 20th Anniversary Production of Guillermo Reyes’ classic one-man show, Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown. This hilarious collection of monologues features PFP Artistic Associate Nelson Rodriguez directed by Sandra Marquez. Performances are at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln. Call 773 935 6100 or order at   This series of comedic monologues is as timely today as it was when it premiered in 1994 as it chronicles the lives of various Latino immigrants dealing with transcultural shock of race and gender identity known as the “Hispanic breakdown.” The play is bracketed by the misadventures of the naive Frederico or “The Gay Little Immigrant That Could” who arrives in Los Angeles during the first day of the 1992 riots and believes he’s witnessing the filming of another ‘Lethal Weapon’ sequel. Other characters include Vinnie, a kept boy; Edward, a Latino actor passing for Anglo; the Demon Roommate; and a Cuban restauranteur who was imprisoned by the Communists in Cuba for being gay and has now been exiled by his right-wing Miami family for the same reason. Men On The Verge Of A His-panic Breakdown previews Tuesday and Wednesday JuneMore…


PFP Free Season Preview at Center on Halsted!

LIMELIGHT SERIES PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS EVENT DATE Monday, August 17, 2015 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LOCATION Hoover-Leppern Theatre, Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted, Chicago Join us as Center on Halsted’s Limelight Series presents: An Evening with Pride Films and Plays. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved in advance using the link below. Chicago’s Pride Films and Plays ‘utilizes stories with GLBT characters or themes and creates powerful theatrics and films that speak for the community and are essential viewing for all audiences.’  Pride Films and Plays, founded in 2010, has already established itself as a leader in the Chicago arts scene.  Come get to know the company that the Huffington Post recently called “a powerful and empowering entity.” The evening will start with a mix and mingle (7:00PM-7:30PM) with Pride Films and Plays’ artistic team followed by a brief welcome and chat with Executive Director David Zak.  Then, the evening’s main event will feature several live performances and sneak peeks at their upcoming season, including musical performances from The Boy from Oz and scenes from Design for Living! You don’t want to miss this evening of arts andMore…

Benefits, Events

Gay Today – A Pride Cabaret

On Monday, June 22, the stars of Pride Films And Plays sing songs of modern romance and self-discovery in “GAY TODAY – A PRIDE CABARET.” Arrangements and music direction are by Robert Ollis.  The cast includes Libby Lane, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt, Edward Fraim, Kevin Webb, Sam Button-Harrison, Dan Gold, Tom Chiola, Luke Meierdiercks, Jordan Phelps, David Besky, and  James Nedrud. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 with. VIP tickets are $25 and include reserved cabaret seating. Two-Some VIP tickets are $45 and include admission for two with reserved seats. The performance is at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark. Purchase tickets below, at BrownPaperTickets, or call 1 800 838 3006. Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading…Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.