INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS:
A FESTIVAL OF READINGS AND PERFORMANCES FROM ALL OVER PHILLY!
JUNE 1 - JUNE 30!
CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SHOWS!
JUNE-A-PALOOZA is a celebratory festival of dynamic readings, celebrations, and workshops highlighting new work from InterAct and more than a dozen other area artists and companies -- Including:
Inis Nua Theatre
Theatre in the X
Power Street Theatre
Tongue & Groove
Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA)
The Foundry @ PlayPenn
RESERVING TICKETS FOR JUNE-A-PALOOZA
Please note: Some events will be ticketed by their presenting companies.
- Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theatre (June 8): Tickets here
- The Foundry @ PlayPenn Graduation Showcase (June 11): Reservations here
WHAT'S A JUNE-A-PALOOZA?
At a town hall on the state of new plays in Philadelphia hosted by InterAct last December, an idea was introduced that larger theatres might consider selectively offering space to less well-established entities for new play development and public showings. The purpose would be to support and showcase the work of younger companies, helping them to develop new material without being limited by rental expenses.
When recently, due to personal reasons of the author/performer, a planned production of DRAW THE CIRCLE by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen was unable to continue, InterAct decided to turn this loss into an opportunity for the community and to use the space for our own projects, those of our resident partners at the Drake, and to offer space to invited smaller companies who might desire some free space for readings and workshops.
AND JUNE-A-PALOOZA was BORN!
Invited companies have been given time in the rehearsal room at The Drake, as well as access to The Proscenium Theatre for public showing.
WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE?:
SEE BELOW FOR THE SCHEDULE! CLICK TO RSVP!
There's kick-off party on the evening of June 1st prior to a presentation by Theatre in the X, a June 14 block party to celebrate the dedication of a new mural on the Eastern façade of The Drake (in collaboration with Mural Arts), and a day of puppies playing on stage known as DRAMATIC PAWS -- so much to see!
(MAY 31: 7:00 pm Bonaly Reviews SURYA AWARDS!)
JUNE 1: 5:00 pm JUNE-A-PALOOZA Kick-Off Party
7:00 pm reading of THE FIRST DEEP BREATH by Lee Edward Colston II presented by Theatre in the X
JUNE 3: 3:00 pm (DG) Fellows + InterAct Core Playwrights + The Foundry @ PlayPenn
JUNE 6: 7:00 pm Reading of STEAL HER BONES by Thomas Gibbons presented by InterAct
JUNE 8: 8:00 pm Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theatre presents WHO
JUNE 9: 7:30 pm Reading of SPACE FORCE: THE BIG BANG: BOOTY CALLS presented by InterAct's 2017-18 Apprentices
JUNE 11: 7:00 pm The Foundry @ PlayPenn Graduation Showcase
JUNE 12: 7:00 pm Reading of SHIP by Douglas Williams presented by Azuka Theatre
JUNE 14: 5:00 pm MURAL DEDICATION & BLOCK PARTY with Mural Arts!
JUNE 15: 8:00 pm Reading of MODEL MINORITY by Chloé Hung presented by Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA)
JUNE 16: 8:00 pm Reading of A STRING BETWEEN MAN AND WORLD by InterAct Apprentice Paige Zubel
JUNE 17- 19: 7:00 pm SVICHFEST: Three Days of Readings from Caridad Svich’s
RED BIKE Play Cycle presented by Simpatico Theatre
JUNE 21: 6:00 pm Veteran Poetry Performance INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS presented by Warrior Writers
JUNE 22: 7:00 pm HIDDEN DISABILITIES PROJECT presented by Power Street Theatre Company
JUNE 23: 10:00 am DRAMATIC PAWS – a play day that puts your dog on stage! Hosted by InterAct
JUNE 24: 10:00 am Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) Meeting
3:00 pm (DG) Fellows + InterAct Core Playwrights + The Foundry @ PlayPenn
JUNE 25: 5:00 pm - Theatre Philadelphia Barrymore Nominator Orientation
8:00 pm THE BALLAD OF DON Q, an adaptation of the Cervantes classic, by InterAct's Jason Lindner
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