Screenplays, Staged Reading

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 from November 11 to 13, 2016 during Gay Film Weekend at Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N Halsted.  Tickets for the readings are pay-what-you-can at the door, and each reading is followed by a discussion with the director and the actors in the reading, and the screenwriter. Gay Film Weekend concludes with Queer Bits Fall Film Fest III on Sunday, November 13 at 7pm at Public House Theater. Performance Schedule: Friday, November 11 7pm (Sideways Down the Sky by Barry Brennessel, directed by Christopher Young) Saturday, November 12 2pm (Baby Steps by Rebecca Semik) Saturday, November 12 7pm (J’ai Fait by Edward Jordon, directed by David Mor) Sunday, November 13 11am (Happy Anniversary by Simon Graves, directed by Matt Dominguez) Sunday, November 13 330pm (Paradise at Main and Elm by Barry Brennessel, directed by Dan Pal) Below are synopses of the screenplays and biosMore…