In celebration of Pride Month, the Rosendale Theatre’s Short Play Festival will return to the town’s historic cinema on June 8, 9, 10, and 11 with Love is Love: The LGBTQ+ Plays.
Directed by Artistic Director Susan Einhorn, Guy Anthony, and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga and produced by Ann Citron, the four-day festival presents all original short plays that focus on varying perspectives on LGBTQ+ issues and topics—“personal, political, and everything in between.”
The plays to be performed at the festival include “Oppression and Pearls” by Jenny Lyn Bader, “Green with Enby” by Allison Fradkin, “A Marriage is a Story We Tell and Keep Telling” by Danielle Frimer, “Pronouns” by Cathy Gigante-Brown, “First Date” by Matthew Heftler, “2 Boys on a Beach on a Hot Summer’s Night” by James Edwin Parker, “Intimacy” by Brian Petti, “The Spirit is Willing” by Nicole Quinn, and “Training Camp” by David Simpatico.
The cast includes Stephany Hitchcock, Marianne Matthews, Zelda AKA Judith Z. Miller, Ilona Molnar, Blake Pfeil, Sarah Jayne Rothkopf, Bill Solley, Griffin Stenger, Aimee Trumbore, and Jeremiah Wenutu. Along with the short plays, this year’s festival will also feature short films from “Queer Youth Animated,” an original series produced by the Future Perfect Project, as well as the HUDSY original “Andramada.” The festival is being produced with the support of the Ulster County Cultural Services and Promotion Fund as administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
"Love is Love: The LGBTQ+ Plays" will take place at the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale on June 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30pm and June 11 at 4pm. Tickets are $20.