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.

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Grants & Grantees

Asian Arts Initiative, a multidisciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, invested in new staffing and operations for its 24,000-square-foot facility.

Pig Iron Theatre Company member Alex Torra talks about the experience of performing for Japanese audiences after premiering Zero Cost House in the United States.

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People’s Light will collaborate with the National Theatre of Scotland to develop research and the building blocks for a theater piece that explores the question: What is meaningful work in the 21st century?

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Theatre Company is dedicated to producing contemporary American plays and has produced nearly 40 world premieres since 1975.

Questions of Practice

Hong, director of academic affairs and program development at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, looks at the opportunities presented by co-authorship through the lens of entrepreneurship.

1812 Productions produced two shows in repertory, a first for the all-comedy theater company.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ronnie McGhee has over 30 years of professional practice in architecture, including 15 years as partner-in-charge and owner of R. McGhee & Associates, a Washington D.C. architectural firm.

Opera Philadelphia presented the East Coast premiere of Tan Dun’s 2002 opera, which uses elements of Japanese and Chinese tea ceremonies to tell a tragic love story.

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EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its

Grants & Grantees

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