InterAct Theatre Company
InterAct Theatre Company gives the following descriptive information:
InterAct is a theatre for today's world, dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political, and cultural issues of our time.
InterAct has transformed the former ballroom of The Drake (1512 Spruce Street, Philadelphia) into a new, dual theater facility in the heart of the City’s cultural district. Through both its artistic and educational programs, InterAct utilizes theatre as a tool to promote civic discourse and stimulate dialogue around the most pressing and complex issues we face in contemporary society.
InterAct values artistic risk, which we express by maintaining a robust commitment to producing new plays. Through its world premiere productions, Young Voices Monologue Festival, active involvement in play development, 20/20 Commissions, Core Playwrights program, leadership role with the National New Play Network and Philadelphia New Play Initiative, InterAct has established itself as the region’s leading proponent of new plays.
InterAct values civic engagement, which we express by tackling plays of societal relevance, and fostering positive social discourse around the important, complex, sometimes controversial stories, issues and ideas contained in those plays. Through our Speaker Sunday and Coffee Conversation post-performance talk backs, our free public convenings and symposia, and our partnerships with community and academic organizations, InterAct consistently offers its constituents opportunities to deepen their engagement with the thematic content in its plays.
InterAct values diversity, which we express by being extremely mindful in our play selection, our artistic and administrative hiring practices, our venue design and long-term efforts to develop non-traditional theatergoing audiences.
In The News
- Transforming Philly ballroom into an all-hours theater haunt, Newsworks, January 21, 2016.
- SNEAK PEEK: Our Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the New Drake, Philadelphia Magazine, January 19, 2016.
- Wikipedia: Drake Hotel (Philadelphia)