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Rachel Berkman, Jessica Snow, Andy Shaw, and Michael E. Manley in HARBOR at GayFest! Photo by John Donges.

HARBOR (Quince): A house of mirth

The second play in this year’s GayFest expertly navigates between comedy and tragedy.

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Sailing into Success at GayFest! Interview with HARBOR playwright Chad Beguelin

Talking to the playwright for GayFest! 2016′s Mainstage production.

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MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS (Quince): The illogical politics of love

Political rom-com MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS launches the sixth annual LGBT theater festival, GayFest!

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RODEO (Quince): “Who you calling a lady?”

Throw your preconceived notions about gender aside and ride your own exasperated mule to Quince Productions’ staging of RODEO.

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[photo essay] Reverse Cowgirls and Hot Cowboys: Quince presents RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Photographer John Donges was at a recent run-through of RODEO, a fun family friendly play by Chicago writer Philip Dawkins.

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It’s Family Friendly But It Still Has Hot Cowboys: Quince director Rich Rubin on RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Quince artistic director Rich Rubin about his company, its latest production, and the unique challenges of staging a family show.

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AT THE FLASH (Quince/GayFest!): No wigs, no props, no problem

Leeper uses the story of five disparate characters at one gay bar to trace five decades of LGBT history.

Bill Egan, Andrew Dean Laino, and Peggy Smith in MOTHER TONGUE at GayFest! 2015. Photo by John Donges.
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GayFest! 2015: Preview and schedule

GayFest! shows feature gay characters, but they are no more “gay plays” than plays featuring straight characters are “straight plays”.

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“Nobody cares what a playwright looks like”: GayFest! playwright F.J. Hartland talks MOTHER TONGUE and more (part 1)

FJ Hartland’s MOTHER TONGUE, about a different kind of love triangle, will be one of the highlight productions of this year’s GayFest!

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THE SUBMISSION (Quince): Things we dare not even think about

THE SUBMISSION revels in its unique brand of pot stirring, inflammatory, back and forth that has the characters talk openly and passionately about things most people seem reluctant to even think of—racism and homophobia.

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“A conversation until it’s a fight”: Playwright Jeff Talbott talks about THE SUBMISSION (Quince)

An explosive tale of race, sexuality, and prejudice, THE SUBMISSION gave Jeff Talbott awards, acclaim, and a new life. Phindie talks to the playwright ahead of it’s Philadelphia premiere.

Richie Sklar (l.) and Peter Zielinski in Geoffrey Nauffts' NEXT FALL. Photo by John Donges.

Queer and Christian: a preview of NEXT FALL (Quince, GayFest! 2014)

This Wednesday, Quince Productions continues an exciting GayFest! with the opening of Next Fall, playwright/actor Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony Award-nominated play. Next Fall tackles big issues without big presumptions, approaching societal white…

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STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS (Quince), GayFest! 2014.

“What’s really interesting to me is that in just a few years since “Standing on Ceremony” came out, some of the pieces are already ‘period pieces.’ There is, for instance, one piece about two women flying from California to Iowa because marriage is legal in Iowa but not California (it was while Proposition 8 was still making its way through the courts). And the two women are saying things like, ‘Can you believe we live in California and have to fly to Iowa to get married?’ Well that, of course, is no longer the case. So in a way it’s a primer on recent history and an indication of how quickly things change!”

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Full House (Quince): You deserve a cabaret!

Downtown theater company Quince Productions – the punchy, LGBTQ-leaning bunch that puts on GayFest! every August – opens their sixth annual Full House cabaret series this Thursday in its ancestral home, the Red Room at the Society Hill Playhouse, and it’s looking as wicked, delightful and boozy as ever. (Boozy because your ticket includes the price of a drink.)

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THREE DAYS OF RAIN (Quince Productions): 60-second review

It’s 1995, siblings Walker (Mark Sherlock) and Nan (Jessica Snow) meet at a run-down Manhattan loft after the death of their star-architect father. Peripatetic Walker has just returned from his latest escapist foreign jaunt and is obsessed by a new find: the journal of his taciturn father. Maybe this will will reveal the inner soul of this silentious man?

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Don’t Worry Philly, There Will Be Theater in August

August is not the best of theater months. For most theaters, mainstream and small, the season is still a September or October to May session. With FringeArts taking over September…