Derek Van Barham

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…

**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…

Cast Announced For “Some Men”

Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce an exciting cast for the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin,…

‘Some Men’ by Terrence McNally

Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of Terrence McNally’s Some Men. Some Men is Tony Award–winner Terrence McNally at his best. Alternately hilarious, painful, and sexy, Some Men presents a kaleidoscope of gay characters set within some of the events that bent the arc of gay history in America. Our…

Gay Play Weekend May 9 to 11, 2014

 PFP’s Gay Play Weekend includes a thrilling musical about a tragedy in gay history, and a historical drama about Michelangelo. You will also see a murder mystery which takes place at a party where everyone is dressed as Joan Crawford, a fun piece about gay dating today, and a drama about abuse and healing.  These…

Songs From An Unmade Bed

Pride Films and Plays Presents the Chicago professional premiere of Songs from an Unmade Bed, a theatrical song cycle with lyrics by Mark Campbell. Directed by Derek Van Barham, Musical Direction by Robert Ollis March 27 – April 27, 2014 at The Apollo Theater Studio Pride Films and Plays continues its 2013-14 season with Songs…