While the theater world was dark, PrideArts worked very hard on remodeling our theater. The results of our efforts enabled us to open our 2021-2022 season with THE THINGS I COULD NEVER TELL STEVEN by Australian Jye Bryant. Currently showing is 4000 DAYS by UK’s Peter Quilter. Upcoming work includes ADAM by Scotland’s Frances Poet, and a new play about Ruth Bader Ginsburg WHEN THERE ARE NINE by Sally Deering who lives in New Jersey and wrote the Jeff Award winning musical about Alfred C. Kinsey called DR. SEX.
At the same time our expanded streaming program has since July featured 29 international short films, one feature, and three documentaries. Our upcoming Fall Film Fest features a special week of programs presented in conjunction with AKS Minorities Arts Festival which features 11 queer films from Pakistan, followed by three weeks of international shorts. We are also unveiling Pride Pathfinders, short interviews with leaders who have made an impact in ways both big and small.
PrideArts will continue to build this hybrid organization of Chicago artists alongside those from around the world telling stories that are essential for all to see. Essential to this success is the presence of new Artistic Director Jay Españo whose history and temperament make him the perfect candidate leading the way.
We so appreciate your support in the past. I hope you can make a donation now as our fourth quarter fundraising drive begins. It would be greatly appreciated.
Cheri Tatar, President, Board of DIrectors