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Doug Nevin and Michael Urie
In partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Present


June 20 - 24
At Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Festival Producers: Doug Nevin & Michael Urie
Festival Director: Nick Mayo

Some shows are currently sold out, but our waitlist patrons regularly get in. If you don’t have a ticket, just show up before the show!

**Tickets must be picked up at the box office 30 minutes prior to the start of the reading. Tickets that are not claimed will be released to the general public. 

For more information on how to join our Patron Program program and get access to opening and closing night gala readings, reserved seating, and other PRIDE PLAYS perks click below: 

PRIDE PLAYS is an upcoming festival of play readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. We will be presenting a series of play readings from June 20-24 that capture the prideful spirit of the LGBTQ community, celebrating 50 years of theatrical voices since that turning point. 

Set against the backdrop of World Pride and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, PRIDE PLAYS hopes to be a reflection of the queer experience the community has braved in the years since its heroes took their stand.

From the recent NYTIMES Feature: “For so long queer stories were about how if you come out, something bad happens to you. Or if you’re gay, you’ll be beaten or institutionalized or you’ll end up killing yourself,” Mr. Urie said. “While that is all absolutely a part of the history, we want to look forward to the hopeful times ahead of us, where queer characters will be embraced and celebrated for who they are.”



12:00 pm
Room Enough  (For Us All)
By: Daaimah Mubashshir
Director: Kareem Fahmy
Cast: Chinai J Hardy,  Anton Floyd, Melissa Mickens, Gabrielle Beans, and Xandra Clark

4:00 pm
The Baltimore Waltz
By Paula Vogel
Director: Ethan Heard
Cast: Nick Westrate, Christopher J Hanke, and Marissa Neitling

8:00 pm
Our Town
By: Thornton Wilder
Director: Jenna Worsham
Cast: JP Moraga, Izzy Castaldi, Marquise Vilson, Joslyn DeFreece, JorJa Brown, Pooya Mohseni, Cece Suazo, Nicholas Gorham, Sophie Sagan-Gutherz, Sydney Mae Diaz, Eve C. Lindley, Jax Jackson, Summer Minerva, Michael David Baldwin, Em Grosland, and Parker Gard


12:00 pm
As Is
By: William Hoffman
Director: Sheryl Kaller
Cast: Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Kelly McAndrew, Hennessy, Kate Rigg, Lou Liberatore, Allan K Washington, and Arturo Soria

4:00 pm
Le Switch
By: Philip Dawkins
Director: Stephen Brackett
Cast: Michael Urie, Ray Santiago, John Glover, Michael Rosen, and Ashlie Atkinson

8:00 pm
Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Ruston
By: Michael Benjamin Washington
Director: Moises Kaufman
Cast: Michael Benjamin Washington, Dawn Clements, Brian McManamon, Ro Boddie, and Ron Canada

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 (In Upstairs Rattlestick Theater)

10:00 am
By: Eduardo Machado
Director: Dominic Colon
Cast: Robert Jimenez, Matthew Montelongo, Nilaja Sun, Tony Plana, Liam Torres, EJ Bonilla, Sean Carvajal, Emma Ramos, and Sebastian Chacon

2:00 pm
On this Morning
By: Caroline Prugh
Director: Kevin Newbury
Cast: Dale Soules, Paige Gilbert, and Penny Fuller

7:30 pm
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
By: Jane Chambers
Director: Miranda Haymon
Cast: Nancy Lemenager, Judy Gold, Lori Prince, Lori Laing, Jessica Lindsey Cohen, Laura Mercedes Martinez, Kristina Valada-Viars, and Nike Kadri

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 (In Downstairs Parish Hall Space)

12:00 pm
Brave Smiles… Another Lesbian Tragedy
By: The Five Lesbian Brothers Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Lisa Kron
Director: Rebecca Guy
Cast: Liza Bennet, Rachel Towne, Beth Malone, Kelly McAndrew, and Judy Gold

4:30 pm
The Haunted Host
By: Robert Patrick
Director: Satya Bhabha
Cast: André Ward, and Rob Morean

One Leg
By: Eri Nox
Director: Seonjae Kim
Cast: Maybe Burke, Ryan Ortega, and Esco Jouley


10:00 am
Eat and You Belong to Us
By: MJ Kaufman
Director: Will Davis
Cast: Jess Barbagallo, Zo Sakamoto, Erin Anderson, David Greenspan, McKinley Belcher III, and Brooke Bloom

1:00 pm
The Last Sunday in June
By: Jonathan Tolins
Director: Nic Cory
Cast: Preston Sadleir, Adam Chanler Berat, Daniel K Isaac, Patrick Breen, Taylor Trensch, Zachary Booth, Pascale Armand, and Brock Yurich

5:00 pm
A Language of Their Own
By: Chay Yew
Director: Mei Ann Teo
Cast: Vichet Chum, Alton Alburo, Jon Norman Schneider, and Will Seefried

8:30 pm
An evening of LGBTQ musicals, including Interstate and Eighty-Sixed
Music and lyrics by Sam Salmond Book by Jeremy J. King
Directed By: Kevin Newbury
Cast: Preston Sadleir, Theo T. Stockman, Jason Tam, Jon Rua, Noah Zachary, Jared Loftin, Blaine Krauss
Music by Melissa Li
Lyrics and Book by Melissa Li & Kit Yan
Directed By: Kevin Newbury
Cast: Michelle Noh, Kiet Tai Cao, Esco Jouléy, Andreas Wyder, and Angel Lin, Allison Linker, and Sushma Saha


12:00 pm
A Program of original works by TRANS LAB
By: Ty Defoe, Ashley Lauren Rogers, Noemi Charlotte Thieves, Mariam Bazeeed, Corrine Donly, and Eamon Boylan
Director: Eamon Boylan
Cast: Asia Kate Dillon, Hennessy, Esco Jouley, Jordan Ho, Danielle Purdy, Sushma Saha, Mariam Bazeed, Omer Koran, Chris Okawa, Michelle Finston, Drita Kabashi, Milo Longenecker, Ashley Rogers, Rachel Weekley, Sylas Barrett, TL Thompson, Cosmo Castaldi, Aneesh Sheth, and Jorja Brown

4:00 pm
Nora Highland
By: Ryan Spahn
Director: Danya Taymor
Cast: Rebecca Henderson, and Michael Hsu Rosen

8:00 pm
Some Men
By: Terrence McNally
Director: Logan Reed
Cast: John Benjamin Hickey, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Derosa, Jordan E. Cooper, Bobby Steggart, Larry Powell, Noah Galvin, Calvin Leon Smith, Kevin Chamberlin, James Cusati Moyer, Dan Butler, Marc Vietor, Billy Carter, Ken Barnett, Frank DiLella, Arnie Burton, Alton Alboro, Will Blum, Tom Deckman, Nick Mayo, David Turner, Everett Quinton, Thomas Jay Ryan, Peter Bartlett, Andre DeShields, Lance Roberts, Murray Hill, TR Knight, Ryan Haddad, Ricardo Davila, Dominic Colôn, Sam Gonzalez, Randy Harrison, Vishal Vaidya, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jose Llana, Michael Mastro, David Ryan Smith

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Earlier Event: June 15