See below for dates and times for each reading!
Although many shows are sold out, we have been successful in seating our wait list. If you don't have tickets, just show up!
**Reminder: Tickets must be picked up at the box office 30 minutes prior to the start of the reading. Tickets that are not claimed will be released to the general public.
PRIDE PLAYS is an upcoming festival of play readings at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. We will be presenting a series of play readings from June 20-24 that capture the prideful spirit of the LGBTQ community, celebrating 50 years of theatrical voices since that turning point.
Set against the backdrop of World Pride and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, PRIDE PLAYS hopes to be a reflection of the queer experience the community has braved in the years since its heroes took their stand.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
12:00 pm - ROOM ENOUGH (FOR US ALL) by Daaimah Mubashshir
4:00 pm - THE BALTIMORE WALTZ by Paula Vogel
8:00pm - To Be Announced Shortly
*Opening Night Gala Reading. Tickets are available by joining our PRIDE PLAYS Patron program.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
12:00 pm - AS IS by William Hoffman
4:00 pm - LE SWITCH by Philip Dawkins
8:00 pm - BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM: AN ODE TO BAYARD RUSTON by Michael Benjamin Washington
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
10:00 am - MARIQUITAS by Eduardo Machado
2:00 pm - ON THIS MORNING by Caroline Prugh
7:30 pm - LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE by Jane Chambers
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 (in Space #2)
12:00 pm - BRAVE SMILES...ANOTHER LESBIAN TRAGEDY
By: The Five Lesbian Brothers -
Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Lisa Kron
4:30 pm - THE HAUNTED HOST by Robert Patrick
8:00 pm - ONE LEG by Eri Nox
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
10:00 am - EAT AND YOU BELONG TO US by MJ Kaufman
1:00 pm - THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE by Jonathan Tolins
5:00 pm - A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN by Chay Yew
8:30 pm - AN EVENING OF LGBTQ MUSICALS FEATURING: INTERSTATE and 86
MONDAY, JUNE 24
12:00 pm - A PROGRAM OF ORIGINAL WORKS FROM TRANS LAB
4:00 pm - NORA HIGHLAND by Ryan Spahn
8:00 pm - SOME MEN by Terrence McNally
*Closing Night Gala Reaxing. Tickets are available by joining our PRIDE PLAYS Patron program.
From the recent NYTIMES Feature: “For so long queer stories were about how if you come out, something bad happens to you. Or if you’re gay, you’ll be beaten or institutionalized or you’ll end up killing yourself,” Mr. Urie said. “While that is all absolutely a part of the history, we want to look forward to the hopeful times ahead of us, where queer characters will be embraced and celebrated for who they are.”
Rattlestick is not an ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate any and all patrons. For full notice: the theater sits above a 17-step staircase, our seats are raked amongst 10 steps, and our bathrooms are onstage at the top of 3 steps.
Due to limited seating, we require all patrons to pick up their tickets 30 minutes prior to the performance time. Tickets that are not picked up 30 minutes prior to performace time will be released to the general public.
NO TRANSFERS AFTER THE DATE OF THE TICKETED PERFORMANCE.
CONTACT US AT (212) 627-2556 TO REQUEST A TICKET TRANSFER ONLY IF IT IS BEFORE THE DATE OF YOUR TICKETED PERFORMANCE.