Launch 2020 – 19th Annual PRT 10-Minute Play Festival @ Orlando Shakes

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Playwrights’ Round Table (PRT) presents its 19th annual 10-minute play festival LAUNCH 2020, running Friday, January 17th to Sunday, January 26th and introduces eight groundbreaking new works from playwrights across the country, including a Critics Choice winner of the 2018 Orlando Fringe Festival, Katie Thayer and PRT’s 2018 Audience Choice winner, Bethany Dickens.

This two weekend event gives patrons the rare opportunity to participate in the creative process and vote on their favorite piece, the winner will receive a PRT Audience Choice 2020 award following the final performance. Tickets to LAUNCH 2020 may be purchased online at or in person prior to show-time outside the Santos Dantin Studio Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (cc). PRT tickets are $20 (general admission) and $15 (students, seniors 55+, military with ID).  

This season’s lineup includes new works from Ava Love Hanna, Jackie Martin, Peter Dakutis, Dan O’Day, Adam Szudrich, Katie Thayer, Bethany Dickens, and Molly Smith (winner of PRT’s 1st Annual Play Award for Youth 2019).

‘Riverdale’ to receive award from LGBTQ education group GLSEN

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ABOVE: “Riverdale” cast. (Photo from Facebook)

LOS ANGELES (AP) | The cast and creators of “Riverdale” will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show’s portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) announced Sept. 9 that “Riverdale” will be honored with its Gamechanger Award. The group cited the show’s “groundbreaking storytelling about LGBTQ relationships” as why it was chosen to receive the honor.

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