Pride Films and Plays’s monthly series of shows spotlighting a cross-genre feast of queer and queer-ally local performers will continue Saturday, December 30th at 8pm with a show hosted by drag artists Coco Iman and Ryan Royale. The featured acts will include a return appearance by standup comedian Jake Dewar, who appeared in the November PAC THE HOUSE, stand-up musical comedian Joey Mayberry, drag performer Mikey Newtown (aka Michel’le Rose), Bailey Irish, Cyn S Tease Ya of PS… Burlesque and troupe members from the male revue Sinzation.
PAC THE HOUSE is performed monthly – normally on the last Sunday of the month – in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center at 4139 N. Broadway. The December PAC THE HOUSE has been moved to Saturday, due to New Year’s Eve falling on a Sunday. Curtain times are 8 pm and tickets are priced at $12 online and $15 at the door and are available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 800 737 0984. The next monthly performance will be January 28, 2018.
ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM ON DECEMBER 30TH
Jake Dewar is an actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has trained in improvisation at the Second City, iO, and the Annoyance theater. Jake has produced numerous original sketch/musical comedy albums (which you can find online), and recently performed a one-man sketch revue called “Kick the World” at the Second City DeMaat Theater and Judy’s Beat Lounge in June and September. Check out his work at JakeDewarComedy.com!
Joey Mayberry is a stand-up musical comedian, performance artist and professional wrestler from Charlotte, NC, who has been described as “Country sass, low class and a whole lot of…talent.” He’s been featured at various clubs across America, notably: SAK Comedy Club in Orlando, Comedy Zone in Charlotte and Laugh Factory here in Chicago. You can catch him in Chicago performing on cast at The Comedy Clubhouse as well around the city with The Murder Mystery Company.”
Mikey Newtown (aka Michel’le Rose) is a 22-year-old drag performer born and raised in Chicago. Mikey says, “Dancing and performing have always been a part of my life since I was in 3rd grade and my mission is to use my talents to change the world with bringing happiness and joy to people.”
Miss Bailey Irish may not be from the Emerald Isle, but she sure has the Luck of the Irish on her side! Her signature style is “Half sexy, half WHAAAAT???” Bailey is the Casting Director for the up and coming PS…Burlesque. She has also performed across the city with Dirty Birds Burlesque, Jean Wildest’s Miss Gender Pageant, and Madame Hatter’s Moonlight Marauders. Bailey can be seen next on December 16th at Jiggle All the Way: a PS…Burlesque Holiday Cabaret! She’s embracing her alternate personality this Holiday season: Daphne, that drunk girl at your office Holiday party! Watch out, or she may mistake your lap for Santa’s!”
Afflicted with an irrepressible wiggle, Cyn S Tease Ya was swept off a go-go dancing platform in 2012 and onto the burlesque stage, where she developed a severe glitter addiction. She now spends most of her time naked, sparkly, and questioning her life choices. Surrender your senses to the sinful Cyn S Tease Ya!
PAC THE HOUSE: UNWRAPPED
Holiday edition of the Pride Arts Center’s Monthly Variety Showcase
December 30, 2017 – 8 pm
featuring Jake Dewar, Joey Mayberry, Mikey Newtown, Miss Bailey Irish, Cyn S Tease Ya and performers from Sinzation. Hosted by Coco Iman and Ryan Royale
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway, Chicago
Tickets $12 online, $15 at the door
Tickets available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 800-737-0984
ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS
Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work (or work that is new to Chicago) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP “A powerful and empowering entity.” The company acquired its two performance spaces at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in July 2016, renaming the spaces the Pride Arts Center.
Pride Films and Plays is supported by The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago’s City Arts Fund, the Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, Proud to Run, the AmazonSmile Foundation, Arts and Business Foundation, Tap Root Foundation and Alphawood Foundation.
PFP is a member of the Smart Growth Program of the Chicago Community Trust. Pride Films and Plays is a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and The League of Chicago Theatres.
ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER
Pride Arts Center (PAC), operated by Pride Films and Plays, opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats and The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats. PAC has become an important part of the arts environment in the Buena Park neighborhood and beyond by hosting events including After Orlando, Bechdel Fest, SheFest and the 525,600 Minutes Cabaret. Additional tenants in 2017 include Walkabout Theater, New American Folk Theater, Cor Productions, Underscore Music Theater, 20% Productions, About Face Youth Theater, Another Door Productions, and of course Pride Films and Plays.
For more information about space at Pride Arts Center, visit www.prideartscenter.com, or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.