Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang

Daniel K. Isaac, Adam Chanler Berat, Patrick Breen, Taylor Trensch, Vichet Chum, Alton Alburo, Jon Norman Schneider, Jason Tam, Jon Rua, Kiet Tai Cao and More Set for PRIDE PLAYS Readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on June 23

Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater are presenting Pride Plays, a festival of play readings  commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director

More than a dozen play readings from celebrated LBTQIA voices are being  presented from June 20th through 24th at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, capturing the prideful spirit of the LGBTQIA community and celebrating 50 years of theatrical voices.

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.

The remaining schedule for Sunday, June 23 and Monday, June 24 is as follows:

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

Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang
Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang

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

Vichet Chum, Chay Yew, Alton Alburo, Jon Norman Schneider, Will Seefried and director Mei Ann Teo.

8:30 pm

Jason Tam
Jason Tam

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 Tamor
Cast: Rebecca Henderson, and Michael Hsu Rosen

Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

8:00 pm

Jose Llana. Photo by Billy Bustamante
Jose Llana. Photo by Billy Bustamante

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 De Shields, 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

Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally, winner of the award for Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at The Plaza Hotel on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Click here to read more about Terrence McNally.

2019 Tony Award Winner André De Shields, Jose Llana, T.R. Knight, Noah Galvin, Alton Alburo and More Set for PRIDE PLAYS Reading of Terrence McNally’s SOME MEN at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on June 24

Click on rattlestick.org  for tickets and more information. Some shows are currently sold out, but the waitlist patrons regularly get in. It is suggested that if you don’t have a ticket, to 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.

The advisory committee for Pride Plays is Chay Yew, Moises Kaufman, Lucy Thurber, Sam Hunter, Lisa Scheps, Michael Sheppard, Miranda Haymon, and Ted Snowdon.

To get involved or volunteer: Email prideplays2019@gmail.com

PRIDE PLAYS by Chay Yew, Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally, Philip Dawkins & More to Commemorate Stonewall Uprising, June 20 – 24

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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