Welcome to the ONE NIGHT STANDS AND STAGED READINGS page
Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St. (at Reed) - One Night Stands
Plays & Players (Skinner Studio) 1714 Delancey - staged readings
One night stands
A favorite feature of GayFest! - song, dance, comedy, storytelling, and drama show the diversity of the community in a wide variety of performances.
Thursday, August 13 7pm - HOT A$$ MESS: A GAY STORYTELLING EXTRAVAGANZA
An epic night of comedy filled with fun queer stories following a west coast transplant, featuring storyteller Steven Rascon.
Sunday, August 16 7pm - ZACH RYAN IN CONCERT
Quince teams up with nightlife impresario Josh Schonewolf to present Zach Ryan, one of Philadelphia's only openly gay country/folk singers. The 24-year-old is a New Jersey native and former contestant of Schonewolf's Songbird: Search for Philly's Best Singer Season 3.
Wednesday, August 19 7pm - GAY MAN IN TRAINING: A BRITISH BOY IN GAY AMERICA
This intimate performance by singer-songwriter Ben Deane will take you through the journey of leaving home to grow up as a gay man in the USA, and the trials and tribulations of finding oneself - told through one-on-one storytelling, and a myriad of songs (both original and covers).
Thursday, August 20 7pm - DEVIL'S DANCE by Chelsea Sanz
A tale of an unlikely meeting: after a bike crash on the winding roads of Ireland. Sam finds herself stuck in a downpour with nowhere to turn, when she meets Kelly, manager of a secluded pub that resides at the edges of the sea. A workshop of this play that was performed in New York's Fresh Fruit Festival.
Join us for Saturday afternoon coffee at Plays & Players, meet some of the area's up and coming playwrights, and be the first in Philadelphia to check out these new gay plays!
Sunday, August 16 2pm - IN GRAY SHE ATE by Michael Ruth
David gets dumped by his boyfriend over a bad joke and his love of food. Now he must decide whether to drop some pounds and win back his ex, or drown his sorrows in pizza--and an intriguing pizza boy. As he navigates this love triangle he is aided (and sometimes obstructed) by his best friend – a lesbian who happens to be dating a man.
Saturday, August 22 2pm -MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS by Andrew Marvel
Mark’s ex-lover is tying the knot to a rising Republican assemblyman, with GOP big shots dotting the guest list. Despite the strong objections of his current boyfriend, Mark feels compelled to crash the wedding — in drag. A comedy about what happens now that gay marriage is here, and what might happen next!