Pride Films and Plays concludes its very fun summer with a Chicago premiere: Mariah MacCarthey's delightful comedy spoofing all things gender-centric: The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret, directed by Tara Branham.
The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret plays with established gender stereotypes - tomboy, slut, man-hating lesbian, player, bro, sensitive guy, gay best friend, none-of-the-above - and stirs vigorously. The result is a free-wheeling evening of theater and dance that will have every inch of Mary's Attic rocking!
The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret features Coy Benning Wentworth, Toph Enany, Moire Begale-Smith, Echaka Agba, Britt DeVaney, AJ Froeber, Becky Blomgren, and Amy Geist. Tara Branham, who directed Still Fighting It for PFP's Women's Work Weekend in 2011, returns to direct.
The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret opens on August 11 at 7:00 at Mary's Attic, 5400 NortH Clark. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 through September 1. The final week of performances are on Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7 at 7:00. All tickets are $20 are available by calling 1800 838 3006 or going to www.brownpapertickets.com.
Mariah MacCarthy's plays include The Foreplay Play (site-specific production with Caps Lock Theatre; 20-minute version with FullStop Theatre Collective & Manhattan Rep; published by Indie Theater Now), Magic Trick (upcoming FringeNYC; reading with Culture Project), Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story (FringeNYC '11, 20 Looking Glass Forum Awards and "Best Performance" of the Fringe), The All-American Genderfuck Cabaret (Rapscallion Theatre Collective, Purple Rep, upcoming production with Thinking Cap Theatre in Fort Lauderdale; published by Indie Theater Now), You'll Thank Me Later (Jimmy's No. 43, Theater for the New City), Detained (Left Hip's "From the Hip" Festival), Bachelor/Bachelorette (Co-Op Theatre East, Ticket 2 Eternity Productions), Dismemberment (Player's Theatre), A Man of His Word (San Diego Old Globe with Playwrights Project, winner of the California Young Playwrights Contest; reading with New Dramatists), and several plays in the New York & New Jersey One-Minute Play Festivals. She was the first (and, thus far, only) playwright to receive The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences. She is Producing Director of Caps Lock Theatre, co-founder of Purple Rep, a San Diego native, a Skidmore Graduate, and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Pride Films and Plays is working to provide fresh LGBT work alongside revitalized gay classics for Chicago audiences. Our Pride month offerings in June featured a 20th anniversary production of David Drake's The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, and the long-lost gay play Richmond Jim by Cal Yeomans at National Pastime.
About Pride Films and Plays
Pride Films and Plays, based in Chicago, links an international network of writers with professionals working in film and theater. PFP fosters excellent writing for the stage and screen that speaks not only to the LGBT community, but is also essential viewing for all audiences. Using stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes, Pride Films and Plays develops human stories that become a cultural bridge to understanding. Through staged readings, contests, classes, screenings, and full Theater Productions, PFP engages artists and audiences in the full developmental process needed to make powerful artistic experiences.
For more information visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com.