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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Call for Submissions: Pride Films & Plays Seeks Short Plays for History Lezons Festival

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We already observe Women's History Month.

Now it's time to celebrate Women-Loving-Women's History Month.

Pride Films & Plays is seeking short plays about women who refine, define, and redefine the expression "out with the old."

Whether you're spotlighting women once considered yester-gay's news or reminiscing of days gone bi, we want to pay homage to the formidable fortitude of our foremothers, be they factual figures in history or fictional figures of your own creation.

As long as your play explores some aspect of women-loving-women's history, it can be set in any historical time period and can be in any genre.

The "History Lezons" festival of short plays will be curated by Allison L. Fradkin, Literary Coordinator of Pride Films & Plays' LezPlay Contest, and Iris Sowlat, director/producer and member of our LezPlay InQbator program.

Performances will take place at Pride Arts Center in Chicago the first two weeks of March 2018.


  • Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as women.
  • Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 5 characters.
  • Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration.
  • Scripts that have been previously produced will be accepted, but they must have been produced outside of Chicago.
  • To be on the write side of history, send your scripts in PDF format to pridewomen@gmail.com with "History Lezons" in the subject line.
  • The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017.
  • Playwrights will be notified of our selections by January 1.

To learn more about Pride Films & Plays, please visit pridefilmsandplays.com.

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