Village Playwrights Celebrate Pride, 6/25

Village Playwrights Celebrate Pride, 6/25

How do you celebrate Gay Pride? The Parade isn't the only way. Join the Village Playwrights for readings of eight new LGBTQ themed 10 minute plays on June 15, from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. $3 suggested donation.

The plays include:

"Lawyer Looking for Love: Date-O-Rama 1" by Jeffrey Harmon Smith

The compatibility of a conservative Afro-American man and a Jewish liberal lawyer is tested on a blind date.

"Mistaken Identity" by Sharon E. Cooper

A Lesbian, Hindu Indian woman is at the end of a long line of very bad dates with an American Texas Cowboy who's desperate to marry.

"Telling" by Austin Alexis

A Go-Go Dancer is uncovered.

"The Middle Seat" by Ross Hewitt

A male couple receives relationship advice from a psychic on an airplane.


"When Men Were Men "by Lawrence DuKore

The sting of an undercover cop in drag is disrupted by an old high school buddy.

"Uncle Clyde and His Niece Mary" by Debbra Liverman

Clyde and boyfriend Harris are now raising Clyde's precocious teen niece Mary.

"Samson and the Blow Dryer" by Bradley Troll

Sparks fly when Sam's hair is shorn.

"Waltzing, One, Two, Three" by Lawson Caldwell

Two unlikely friends who, during a simple waltz lesson, help one another out.


The VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS was founded out of the need of Lesbian and Gay writers to have a venue in which they could present their works without fear of being harshly criticized or dismissed because of their sexual orientation or gender identification. The VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS meet at the LGBT Center in New York on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month (8 pm) and welcome all Playwrights, Screenwriters, Directors and Actors to participate in their programs. The VILLAGE PLAYWRIGHTS take pride in critiquing works solely on their merit and not on their sometimes sensitive subject matter. This allows each writer to find his or her voice as a creative individual. To speak freely is to be empowered.

For information about attending a Village Playwrights' meeting call 614-285-2515 or email

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