Pride Films and Plays Presents First Season of Full Productions, Opening with AT THE FLASH 11/16

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Pride Films and Plays announces a three-play roster for 2012-2013, its first season of full productions, while recommitting to its third series of international playwriting and screenwriting competitions.

Since it was founded in 2010, Pride Films and Plays has reexamined classic LGBT texts while also becoming an international center for the development of fresh work for the stage and screen. PFP's developmental work comes of age this season with the staging of Jeff-eligible world premieres At The Flash and Under a Rainbow Flag, both discovered in PFP's 2012 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. The final selection of the season is a 20th anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey's coming-of-age classic Beautiful Thing.

PFP's mission is to develop professional-caliber stage plays and screenplays. To date, two dozen authors have come to Chicago for developmental workshops of their writing with PFP's Artistic Ensemble of actors and directors. The workshops culminate in enhanced stage readings during festivals hosted by PFP's sponsor, Center on Halsted. PFP has also provided more than $20,000 in contest winnings to authors around the world over the last two years.

In late August 2012, PFP will announce the five finalists in the Great Gay Screenplay Contest, and those works will be performed as enhanced staged reading during Gay Screenplay Weekend October 17 to 20 at Center on Halsted. An additional highlight of Gay Screenplay Weekend will be Queer Shorts Film Program, guest curated by Indie Boots Film Festival. The program features local and international LGBTQ short films with a variety of genres from both emerging and experienced filmmakers.

Entries for the 2013 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest will be accepted by PFP from August 15 to October 22, 2012. The five finalists will be judged by a panel of professionals including Artistic Directors from around the country, and they will be performed as enhanced staged readings in Gay Play Weekend during the first quarter of 2013.

Finally, PFP's program for women writers - Women's Work - will accept entries in spring 2013 for stage and screen works written by women that feature lesbian characters. The finalists in that program will be performed as enhanced staged readings in Women's Work Weekend during summer 2013.

Pride Films and Plays is now offering Premium Play Passes and Play Passes for its 2012-13 season. Premium Passes are $50 and include one ticket for each of the three full productions, plus 6 free tickets to the Gay Play Weekend, Gay Screenplay Weekend or Women's Work Weekend. The names of Premium Pass holders will be also be listed in the season's programs. This is a $120 value!

Play Passes are $40 and include one ticket for each of the three full productions and three tickets to the Gay Play Weekend, Gay Screenplay Weekend or Women's Work Weekend. This is a $90 value.

Both types of passes can be ordered here. Students and seniors over 60 can save $5 when purchasing either the Premium Pass or Play Pass.

 

 

 

 

 

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