return to productions

The Gay One Act Festival

Oct. 23, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020

Learn more about Fruit Cocktail Drag Extravaganza 2020 HERE and the Pride Comedy Gala 2020 HERE.

Watch all 5 of this year's selected short plays below. Donate Your Vote to your favorite script(s) with the assigned website. The script with the most donations will award that sum to the playwright. Winner will be announced on Monday, October 25th!


CUT SHORT by Shawntai Brown
directed by Bréon Canady | featuring Luna Alexander and Kayla Von |
DONATE YOUR VOTE: http://gay4detroit.com/cutshort


FACE TO FACE by Erik Gernand
directed by Lynn Lammers | featuring Aral Gribble
DONATE YOUR VOTE: http://gay4detroit.com/face


JOHNNY & BABS VS THE APOCALYPSE by Michael Mizerany
directed by Kryssy Becker | featuring Miles Bond and N'Jeri Nicholson
DONATE YOUR VOTE: http://gay4detroit.com/babs


VANILLA by Scott C Sickles
directed by Matthew Smith | featuring Alice Duffy and Dani Poppe
DONATE YOUR VOTE: http://gay4detroit.com/vanilla


WENDY AND TERRENCE AT THE PORTES DU PARADIS by Ian Bonner
directed by Kaitlyn Valor Bourque | featuring Ryan Ernst and Tiaja Sabrie
DONATE YOUR VOTE: http://gay4detroit.com/wendy


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Ringwald Theatre takes its annual Gay Arts Festival, Gay4Detroit, to the streaming world. This move will allow The Ringwald to keep creating content for its audiences and will allow the theatre to maintain a revenue stream during these unprecedented times. Streaming of all programming will occur right here on The Ringwald’s website and on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/TheRingwald).


The Gay One Act Festival
will premiere on Friday, October 23 at 8am and be available to stream until Sunday, October 25th at 9pm. This year, playwrights were asked to submit short scripts based on their experiences during quarantine. The five selected to go to production were:

  • CUT SHORT by Shawntai Brown (Meet the Playwright)
    directed by Bréon Canady
    featuring Luna Alexander and Kayla Von |
  • FACE TO FACE by Erik Gernand (Meet the Playwright)
    directed by Lynn Lammers
    featuring Aral Gribble
  • JOHNNY & BABS VS THE APOCALYPSE by Michael Mizerany (Meet the Playwright)
    directed by Kryssy Becker
    featuring Miles Bond and N'Jeri Nicholson
  • VANILLA by Scott C Sickles (Meet the Playwright)
    directed by Matthew Smith
    featuring Alice Duffy and Dani Poppe
  • WENDY AND TERRENCE AT THE PORTES DU PARADIS by Ian Bonner (Meet the Playwright)
    directed by Kaitlyn Valor Bourque
    featuring Ryan Ernst and Tiaja Sabrie

All productions will be filmed remotely (and safely) and packaged into one streaming experience. Viewers will be asked to vote for their favorite production by tipping that show at the link provided with the video. The playwright whose show receives the most money, will receive that sum. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 26th, 2020.

Come back to this page on Friday, October 23rd at 8am to watch The Gay One Act Festival, which will be available until 9pm on Sunday, October 25th.

Directed by:

Kryssy Becker (JOHNNY & BABS VS THE APOCALYPSE)

Kaitlyn Valor Bourque (WENDY AND TERRENCE AT THE PORTS DU PARADIS)

Bréon Canady (CUT SHORT)

Lynn Lammers (FACE TO FACE)

Matthew Smith (VANILLA)

Actors:

CUT SHORT
featuring Luna Alexander and Kayla Von

FACE TO FACE
featuring Aral Gribble

JOHNNY & BABS VS THE APOCALYPSE
featuring Miles Bond and N'Jeri Nicholson

VANILLA
featuring Alice Duffy and Dani Poppe

WENDY AND TERRENCE AT THE PORTS DU PARADIS
featuring Ryan Ernst Tiaja Sabrie

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