INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY'S 29th SEASON
by George Brant
(Transferred from last season)
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
Starring: Kittson O’Neill
September 30 - October 23, 2016
“a searing piece of writing...gripping...a must-see.” - The Guardian
When an American fighter pilot becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas. By day, she hunts terrorists with signature dexterity and
ferocity. By night, she enjoys a quiet family life in suburbia. But as the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.
Marcus/Emma (working title)
by Mary Tuomanen
Starring: Akeem Davis
January 20 - February 12, 2017
A world premiere from one of Philadelphia’s most beloved and creative theatre artists
Two of American history’s most iconic revolutionaries -- Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman and African American civil rights activist Marcus Garvey -- are mashed together to spin their legacies in the desperate hope of regaining prominence and changing the future of our increasingly inequitable society. Their resulting battle ignites a firestorm of racial subjugation, social significance, moral righteousness, gender revision, and sexual
domination. Tuomanen’s vibrant voice brings the political passion, tender humanity and savage humor of Goldman and Garvey to life in a play that begs the question: Where are our inspirational radicals when we need them most?
You For Me For You
by Mia Chung
Directed by Rick Shiomi
Starring: Bi Jean Ngo & Justin Jain
March 24 - April 16, 2017
A rich and startling North Korean escape epic - The Guardian
North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the “Best Nation in the World.” Each must race across time and space to be together again—navigating the perilous “Land of the Free” and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. Chung’s fantastical, humor-filled play is a kaleidoscope of imagery and beauty, casting light on the darkness of a secretive regime while simultaneously illuminating American values from a unique perspective.
How to Use a Knife
by Will Snider
Directed by Seth Rozin
May 26 - June 18, 2017
A National New Play Network rolling world premiere
In the raw, ever-pumping, kitchen of a busy Wall Street restaurant, George -- a master chef with a dark and tortured past -- rules over his crew with the swagger of a giant. While grappling his inner demons George has to manage two Guatemalan cooks, a nosy busboy, and an a-hole of a boss. But he forges an unlikely personal connection with the dishwasher, Steve, a mysteriously reserved African immigrant. Fast-paced and gritty, Snider’s
pressure-cooker drama explores both the personal and moral questions that arise when the ugliness of the past boils over.