A World Premiere by Fin Kennedy
Directed by Seth Rozin
Featuring: Charlotte Northeast
October 27 - November 19, 2017
Based on an extremely true story. Fact: priceless artifacts were looted from The Baghdad Museum in 2003 during the Iraq War. Fact: A U.S. marine went in to investigate who was responsible. Everything else is open for interpretation. When a well-meaning veteran meets his ghostwriter, mythologies mix, truth is refashioned into click bait, and reality itself begins to shift. Kennedy’s world premiere is an intense, cinematic thriller that examines the appropriation of narrative and just what it means to print the legend.
HERE ARE OUR MONSTERS
A World Premiere by A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Evren Odcikin
January 19 - February 11, 2018
Same-sex marriage has finally become the law of the land and there’s no better time to settle down -– so why is everyone so unsettled? Philippa's trying to buy a condo with her partner. Ilsa's nervously planning a life for her quadri-cultural, tri-racial baby. And when Rupesh surprises Joey with a proposal, Joey realizes that the idea of "acceptance" has him more confused than ever. In this hilarious and provocative story, a “no” answer unleashes the anxieties of a group of friends and lovers, making them wonder if they can ever lock those monsters up again.
by Seth Rozin
Directed by Harriet Power
March 23 - April 15, 2018
In response to student protest, Michaela, an African-American dean at a major American university summons Alan, a renowned Jewish professor of cultural psychology, to request that he retract a controversial paper on
female initiation rites in Africa. But dormant feelings of attraction and resentment from an illicit affair years earlier turns a heated battle over science and cultural pluralism into a heavyweight fight. Rozin’s provocative play shatters the ivory tower of academia, upending questions of privilege and Western morality.
DRAW THE CIRCLE
Written by and starring Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Directed by Chay Yew
June 1 - June 24, 2018
A trans male journey told entirely through the impressions of everyone around him in this virtuosic and poetic piece, originally developed in 2012 as part of InterAct's Beyond the Frame Festival. Playwright and performer Mashuq Mushtaq Deen inhabits every character -- from his bewildered American girlfriend to his traditional Muslim family -- each trying to understand gender transition by their own terms. Funny, intimate, and deeply moving, Draw the Circle is about survival, transition, and the difficulties that sometimes surround unconditional love. InterAct is honored to welcome Deen and Obie Award-winning director/playwright Chay Yew back to present this unique and touching play.