InterAct Theatre Company

InterAct is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater. The company’s decision to award 20 new play commissions over six seasons is evidence of its commitment to new work, as is InterAct’s founding membership in the National New Play Network, an alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays. The Center has supported InterAct’s strategic planning to build partnerships with local organizations that will enhance its impact, and helped it reimagine the Adrienne Theater—the venue where InterAct, alongside several other performing companies, makes its home. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, given one of its earliest productions at InterAct, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.


Grants & Grantees

People’s Light is one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theaters and is known for its resident company of artists, eclectic mix of productions, and for innovative work with young people.

New Paradise Laboratories’ Center-funded production of Freedom Club received media attention after traveling to New York City.

People’s Light & Theater Company engaged in an extensive consultancy to build a new subscription model and programming mix, which led to increased subscription sales.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Linda Shearer has been the Executive Director of Houston’s Project Row Houses since 2009.

Andrew McIntyre visited the Center in summer 2012 for a day of workshops on visitor behavior and new approaches to engaging arts audiences in the 21st century.

Grants & Grantees

Kariamu Welsh is a dancer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Conductor Gil Rose’s dynamic performances and many recordings have garnered international critical praise. In 2012, he assumed the position of artistic director of Monadnock Music.

Grants & Grantees

Theatre Exile produces risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of grit and passion.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents artist talks from Jeanine Oleson and Jaimie Warren, the fourth program in the “Schmart World” series.

In 2010, the Center hosted Václav Havel, the late renowned playwright and former President of the Czech Republic, for an interview at The Wilma Theater, prior to the American premiere of Leaving, his first play in 20 years.

Paul Schimmel responds to the question: “Do you think exhibition-making bears any resemblance to theater directing?”

Grants & Grantees

Located in Chinatown North in Center City Philadelphia, Asian Arts Initiative fosters social change through art.