Michael Urie to Bring Pride Plays to Rattlestick This Summer

Off-Broadway News   Michael Urie to Bring Pride Plays to Rattlestick This Summer
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The festival of readings will celebrate LBTQIA voices in commemoration of the Stonewall anniversary.

Torch Song star Michael Urie and producer Doug Nevin (Buyer & Cellar) have teamed up to bring Pride Plays to Rattlestick Playwrights Theater this summer. The festival of play readings will amplify LBTQIA voices in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Pride Plays will run June 20–24.

The festival will include works in the queer theatre canon, such as plays by Paula Vogel and Terrence McNally; alongside newer works by artists such as MJ Kaufman and Daaimah Mubashshir.

The lineup is as follows: Blueprints To Freedom: An Ode To Bayard Rustin by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Moises Kaufman; Last Summer At Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers, directed by Miranda Haymon; Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy by the Five Lesbian Brothers: Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Lisa Kron; Some Men by Terrence McNally, directed by Logan Reed; As Is by William Hoffman, directed by Sheryl Kaller; Eat And You Belong To Us by MJ Kaufman; On This Morning by Caroline Prugh, directed by Kevin Newbury; Room Enough (For Us All) by Daaimah Mubashshir; Nora Highland by Ryan Spahn; Le Switch by Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett; Mariquitas by Eduardo Machado; One Leg by Eri Nox; The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel; Last Sunday in June by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Nic Cory; and A Language of Their Own by Chay Yew, directed by Mei Ann Teo.

The programming also includes original works from Trans Lab, directed by Èamon Boylan.

The Pride Plays advisory committee is Chay Yew, Moises Kaufman, Lucy Thurber, Sam Hunter, Lisa Scheps, Michael Sheppard, Miranda Haymon, and Ted Snowdon. Nick Mayo serves as festival director.

In 1969, New York City's Stonewall Inn was the site of the uprising that ignited the modern Gay Rights movement. Check out Playbill's portraits from 2016—when the Stonewall Inn received National Historic Landmark Status from President Obama—below.

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