The apprenticeship program at InterAct was established in the fall of 2002. Each year, InterAct provides selected apprentices broad-based experience working in all aspects of a small professional theatre company’s operations, including production, literary, marketing, front-of-house, and administration.
Christa Federico is thrilled to be planting roots at InterAct Theatre Company as an Apprentice as she is new to the City Of Brotherly Love. A recent graduate of Bowling Green State University, Christa is a well-rounded theatre artist with experience in production, management, administration, and performance. Although her degree was in Theatre: Acting/Directing, she dabbled in musical theatre and arts management, producing over 15 cabarets in her 4 years at college. Hailing from the other side of PA, she has previously worked at the Pittsburgh CLO and Pittsburgh Musical Theater. She can't wait to enjoy this special 30th season with you!
Claris Park is thrilled to be an Apprentice for InterAct’s 30th Anniversary Season! An actor and recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, she is excited to be starting her post-graduate life in Philadelphia. Recent acting credits include Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ 2017 Young Voices Monologue Festival and Celia in Prime Theater Syndicate’s inaugural production, Trigger Warning. She is also a director, producer, and set designer, having worked extensively with iNtuitons, Penn’s experimental theater group, and PenNaatak, Penn’s global contemporary theater group where Claris served as the Creative Director. Outside of theater, Claris is also a writer and filmmaker, as well as the Operations Assistant at Spiral Q.
Paige Zubel is thrilled to join InterAct Theatre Company’s 30th Anniversary Season as an Apprentice. A graduate from the University of Houston where she received her BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy, she is a published and internationally produced playwright. She is also a producer, co-founding Ignition Productions during her time at college, a company that developed and premiered 18 new plays by local Houston playwrights. In addition to her apprenticeship with InterAct, she is the Artistic Associate of Shakespeare in Clark Park and a member of the Foundry, a Philadelphia emerging playwrights’ lab.
Vivian Chace is a non-binary theatremaker from rural New England working at the intersection of performance & community organizing. They received their BA from Hampshire College with a concentration in Feminist Dramaturgy, and since then, have worked at New Fruit, a feminist art collective in Portland, Maine, the Portland Stage Company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and as a member of GLITTERVOM, a queer Anarchist performance collective. As a performer, they are the creator of political drag acts examining queer history, subverting gender, and satirizing contemporary discourse. Outside of their theatrical work, you can find them organizing around trans liberation and homeless solidarity. In addition to their work at InterAct, you can also find them at the Bearded Ladies Cabaret.