Pride Films and Plays kicks off Women's Words Week

Mon. September 15, 2014 10:28 AM

Women's Words Week kicks off Monday, Sept. 15; continues Sept. 19, 20 and 21

Chicago, IL - Pride Films and Plays will kick off their Women's Words Week Monday, Sept. 15, with a Short Film Festival at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark. The 90 minute program will feature lesbian short films written and/or directed by women. The Women's Words short film fest is Pride Films and Plays second installment into Women's Words weekend, the first being the sold out fundraiser Lezfest: A One Night Fling, held on July 28 at Mary's Attic

Monday's screening commences at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a brief talk back with some of the film makers. The Pub Theatre bar will be open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating. 

More information about Monday's event and to purchase tickets, visit

Women's Words week continues on Sept. 19, 20, and 21 with a weekend of staged readings at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. The readings, all written and directed by women, focus on lesbian themes and characters.

The weekend begins on Friday, September 19, for a staged reading of a contemporary lesbian classic - Patricia Kane's Pulp, a gritty and witty play about the shady lavender menace known as lesbianism. 

On Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21, four new works by the finalists of the Women's Words contest will be performed. Attendees will meet women of mystery and women with history; women with tools and women who don't suffer fools; women who dance and women who take the "man" out of romance.

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Complete schedule for Women's Words Week: 

- Women's Words Film Festival, Monday, September 15, 7:30 - Chicago 's Public House Theatre 

- Pulp by Patricia Kane, directed by Liz Pazik, Friday September 19. 7:00pm Center on Halsted 

- Kali Dances by Pat Montley, directed by Shelley DeHosse, Saturday, September 20. 3:00pm Center on Halsted 

- Creative Nonfiction by Laura Jones, directed by Anna Rose Ii-Epstein, Saturday, September 20. 7:00pm Center on Halsted 

- The Girl Who Would Be King by Jan O'Connor, directed by Elyse Dolan, Sunday, September 21. 1:00pm Center on Halsted 

- Jack in the Box Store by Heidi FitzGerald, directed by Lexi Saunders, Sunday, September 21. 4:00pm Center on Halsted 

Tickets for Pulp at Center on Halsted are $20. Tickets for the Film Fest at Public House Theatre and the Saturday and Sunday readings at Center on Halsted are $10 each. A pass for the weekend of staged readings can be purchased for $40 at or by calling 1-800-838-3006.