Calling Queer Artists Queertech.io 2018

Calling Queer Artists Queertech.io 2018

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Queertech.io 2018: Artist Call Out Queertech.io and Midsumma Festival are calling for digital and new media works from queer identifying artists. Be part of the ongoing conversation about #QueerTech. Curated by the Queertech.io artist collective and Midsumma Festival works selected will be premiered online and offline across multiple sites at Midsumma Festival 2018, including RMIT SPARE ROOM & LIGHTSCAPES. Now more than ever, queer voices are vital to a continued socio-political discourse surrounding representation in a digital landscape. Queertech.io showcases a broad cross-section of the innovative, poignant and queer-as-hell works emerging from diverse queer communities. Queertech.io 2017 included works from artists in ten countries and spanned video works, games, gifs, 3D models, animations and interactive works. After premiering at Midsumma Festival 2017, the Queertech.io collection toured nationally and internationally. Artists at…
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7 Great LGBTI+ Novels To Check Out This Year

7 Great LGBTI+ Novels To Check Out This Year

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LGBTI+ characters are headlining novels everywhere from the young adult category to science fiction. Here are some great LGBTI+ novels to crack open this year! Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee Young adult literature has frequently been mentioned as a genre that highlights the LGBTI+ experience. This book might be one of the first, though, to prominently feature a romantic asexual lead character. In it, Tash’s web series suddenly becomes insanely popular, leaving her to deal with all of the things that come with being famous. She also starts up a flirtation with a guy that’s nominated for the same award that she is. Throughout all this, she struggles with still being closeted and how she should go about coming out to both the guy she cares about and all…
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Breaking The Code The Alan Turing Story

Breaking The Code The Alan Turing Story

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Breaking The Code - The Alan Turing Story  -  by Hugh Whitemore Theatre Rhinoceros - RETURN ENGAGEMENT – 4 Weeks Only!  (20 Performances) August 5 - 29, 2015 “Alan Turing comes to life in ‘Breaking the Code’… Unlike the film, with a Hollywood spin and too-clever banter that leaves the audience wondering what really happened, Hugh Whitemore’s 1986 ‘Breaking the Code’ – onstage at the Eureka Theatre in an elegant Theatre Rhinoceros production – is a far more satisfying and fulfilling depiction of the life of the scientist, whose admission of homosexuality in the 1950s derailed a remarkable (if little-known) life and career. John Fisher does terrific double duty in the Theatre Rhino show, both directing and portraying Turing, the brilliant yet socially awkward character whose creativity, single-mindedness and iconoclasm posthumously earned him the…
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Like Drowning

Like Drowning

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LIKE DROWNING takes the audience back and forth in time from the early 1990s to present day. The earlier scenes explore the relationship of Richard, a handsome, irresponsible actor and Rodney, an attentive, well-off member of a theater's Board of Directors. In the present-day scenes, some 25 years later, Rodney brings Richard to his apartment to care for him in the end stages of Pancreatic cancer. Safe Harbors of the Hudson Lobby at the Ritz Theater and Hatmaker's Attic Productions present LIKE DROWNING, a complex, detailed, funny look at the nature of unrequited love and the bonds of friendship and devotion that somehow manage to withstand turmoil and time. Written by Orange County resident Brian C. Petti and directed by Mary Ellen Nelligar, LIKE DROWNING will hold performances on Friday, July 10 & 17 and Saturday, July 11 & 18…
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Bear Artist Brent D. Marr

Bear Artist Brent D. Marr

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From our archives - Back in 2008, we had the chance to sit down with Brent. He was Mr. Oregon Cub 2007, lived in Portland, OR and is an artist. TheCompleteBear:  Did you always want to be artist? Brent: From early on I was always sketching the usual kid-type stuff, superheroes, dinosaurs, and the like. But even then I was shading in my coloring books with a pencil rather than using crayons. As I grew older I got more and more into comic book art and eventually started creating my own characters and stories. TheCompleteBear: What attracts you to a model? Brent: I’m always looking for “the guy next door”, I’ve over the years had crushes on bus drivers, store clerks, teachers, my dentist, and a few of my Moms…
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Two Holiday Events from Pride Films and Plays

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Winter Memories and It’s A Fabulous Life Bookend the Holiday Season at Pride Films and Plays Chicago, IL – Pride Films and Plays celebrates the Holiday Season with two events that bookend this festive frenzy.  Winter Memories is a cabaret slated for Monday December 1 at Twisted Vine. And It’s a Fabulous Life is a hilarious spoof scheduled for Tuesday, December 30 at Mary’s Attic. Two Holiday Events from Pride Films and Plays Winter Memories is a showcase that will feature some of the best and brightest of Chicago's LGBT talent and allies, with musical accompaniment by Justin Harner and Robert Ollis and performers including PFP's ensemble members Kevin Webb, Libby Lane, Sam Button-Harrison, Jude Hansen and Donterrio Johnson as well as special guest performances by the Burlesque beauty Po' Chop…
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SOME MEN by Terrence McNally

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Pride Films and Plays Presents the Chicago Premiere of  Terrence McNally’s SOME MEN Join us for opening night at Rivendell Theater, Saturday August 16 at 7:30 pm. SOME MEN by Terrence McNally Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of Terrence McNally’s Some Men. Some Men is Tony Award–winner Terrence McNally at his best. Alternately hilarious, painful, and sexy, Some Men presents a kaleidoscope of gay characters set within some of the events that bent the arc of gay history in America. Our cast will play over three dozen characters whose stories parallel, and whose histories are linked. Scenes are set in 1969 during Stonewall, in St. Vincent’s at the height of AIDS, and on a beach in the Hamptons in the 1920s and again 70…
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VERMONT PRIDE THEATER AT CHANDLER

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This 4th annual Summer Pride Theater Festival presents the concerns and issues of LGBT Vermonters with the goal of building bridges of understanding between them, their families and friends, and the wider community. Sponsorship support is provided by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont and the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, with media support provided by Vermont Public Radio. VERMONT PRIDE THEATER AT CHANDLER VERMONT PRIDE THEATER AT CHANDLER ANNOUNCES 4th ANNUAL SUMMER PRIDE FESTIVAL Chandler!, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060 Contact:  Sharon Rives, Chandler Pride Producer, (802) 272-7628, <kenrives@gmail.com> Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler announces its 4th annual Summer Pride Festival of LGBT plays in Randolph, Vermont, July 18-20 and 25-27.  This season it will offer full productions of three exciting scripts, none of which has been…
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Songs from an Unmade Bed

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Kevin Webb* and Jordan Phelps* star in Songs from an Unmade Bed - This Chicago premiere runs March 29 to April 27 at Apollo Theater Studio Songs from an Unmade Bed Pride Films & Plays’ next mainstage show is the Chicago premiere of Mark Campbell's musical revue Songs from an Unmade Bed, a love letter to gay men living in the city.  Songs From An Unmade Bed is performed by Kevin Webb* and Jordan Phelps*, joined by understudies Jonas Davidow and Tommy Thurston on percussion, and is directed by Derek Van Barham*, under the music direction of Robert Ollis*. *Denotes member of PFP's Artistic Ensemble Songs from an Unmade Bed explores the experiences (romantic, sexual and otherwise) of two gay men living in the city. Lyricist Mark Campbell worked with…
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SOCHI: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics

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Pride Films and Plays is delighted to present two new world premieres and one Chicago premiere dealing with gay athletes in Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics. Commemorative Edition by DC Cathro, Hoya Saxa by Rich Espey, and Olympic Fever by George Smart capture the hopes, fevers, and fears of gay men whose passion is sport. SOCHI: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics will be presented as a staged reading in the Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theater at 3656 N Halsted. The performance is at 7:00 pm On Monday, February 24, with a talk-back afterwards. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students or seniors. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm to share…
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