The Great Gay Play Contest in Chicago

Pride Films & Plays
is proud to announce the 
Great Gay Play Contest
 held in conjunction with Center on Halsted. This contest seeks new works dealing with GLBTQ history, characters or themes that are important to the community and relevant to the world.

“Few theaters that do GLBT work have staff to read the countless scripts that are submitted,” says PFP Executive Director David Zak.  “We hope to provide those theaters and other producers across the globe with scripts that are fresh takes on the GLBT stories that need to be told and are ready for immediate production.”
Fifteen semifinalists will be selected by an international committee and Five finalists will then be selected and read by a final committee. A complete list of readers and judges is available at Pride Films and Plays .

The five finalists will be performed as staged readings in the first of what will be an annual Great Gay Theater Festival in the Hoover-Leppen Theater in the Center on Halsted. The final five finalists will also receive $400.  Contest Rules and Applications may be found online .

This is an open contest for all persons 18 years or older as of the date of entry.  International entries are encouraged. Contest fee for entries submitted between September 1 and September 30 is $30; contest fee for entries submitted between October 1 and October 31 is $45.  Final deadline is October 31. 

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