Pride Plays’ Reading: Adam Chanler-Berat, Preston Sadleir, Daniel K Isaac, Taylor Trensch and More in Jonathan Tolins’ THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE at Rattlestick

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director Daniella Topol, Festival Director Nick Mayo, Festival Producers Michael Urie and Doug Nevin. Photo by Lia Chang

Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presented a reading of Jonathan Tolins’ The Last Sunday in June on June 23rd as part of Pride Plays, a festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.

Seated: Taylor Trensch, Adam Chanler-Berat, Pascale Armand, Daniel K. Isaac, Patrick Breen. Standing: Joey Odom, Zachary Booth, Preston Sandleir, Brock Yurich. Photo by Lia Chang

Helmed by Nic Cory, the cast featured Preston Sadleir as Michael, Adam Chanler-Berat as Tom, Daniel K Isaac as Brad, Patrick Breen as Charles, Taylor Trensch as Joe, Zachary Booth as James, Pascale Armand as Susan and Brock Yurich as Scott.

Director Nic Cory and Playwright Jonathan Tolins. Photo by Lia Chang

It is the last Sunday in June, the day of the annual Gay Pride Parade through New York’s Greenwich Village. Tom and Michael, his partner of seven years, intend to spend the day planning their impending move from the Big Apple to the upstate town of Nyack, but their plans are rerouted as one friend after another drops by to view the parade from the window of their apartment. An afternoon originally designated for shopping at Pottery Barn instead turns into a series of conversations about relationships, self-acceptance and the very meaning of what it is to be gay, eventually calling into question Tom and Michael’s relationship itself.

Daniel K. Isaac and Playwright Jonathan Tolins. Photo by Lia Chang

The world premiere of The Last Sunday in June opened at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in January 2003; producer Ted Snowden transferred the production intact Off-Broadway to Century Center that same year.

Seated: Patrick Breen, Joey Odom, Tyler Osgood, Ted Snowden, Playwright Jonathan Tolins, Daniel K. Isaac and Taylor Trensch. Standing: Pascale Armand, Brock Yurich, Preston Sadleir, Zachary Booth, Adam Chanler-Berat and Director Nic Cory. Photo by Lia Chang

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

Seated: Patrick Breen, Joey Odom, Tyler Osgood, Ted Snowden, Playwright Jonathan Tolins, Daniel K. Isaac and Taylor Trensch. Standing: Pascale Armand, Festival Director Nick Mayo, Festival Producer Michael Urie, Brock Yurich, Preston Sadleir, Zachary Booth, Adam Chanler-Berat, Director Nic Cory, Festival, Producer Doug Nevin. Photo by Lia Chang

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. Click here for more information on the Pride Plays.

Brock Yurich and Festival Producer Michael Urie. Photo by Lia Chang

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

 

Director Nic Cory and Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang
Zachary Booth and Pascale Armand. Photo by Lia Chang
Daniel K. Isaac. Photo by Lia Chang

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

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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