Arts are for everyone ... and everyone learns through the arts!
InterAct Story Theatre creates performances and arts learning opportunities for all ages in:
Drama and Theatre
Playwriting and Devising
Improv for Actors
Media Arts and Technology
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Arts
InterAct Story Theatre is a multidisciplinary arts-in-education organization and touring theatre for young audiences. Since our founding in 1981, we have been dedicated to providing quality performances, arts-infused workshops and artist-in-residency programs for students, teachers and families throughout our region and across the country. As experts in arts education and arts integration, InterAct is committed to producing arts programs with artistic integrity and direct relevance to the educational objectives of the schools and community organizations we serve. Our merry band of performers and teaching artists weave their artistry in theatre and drama, music, dance, creative opera and filmmaking with content curricula for students and teachers of all ages.
Our mission is to bring arts-based learning experiences to everyone, especially to those communities that are chronically underserved due to economic, social, and geographic constraints. We believe that every kid, every grown-up, everywhere deserves great theatre, whether or not you can get to a theatre building. We believe that everyone, everywhere can learn and grow through artistic creation and exploration. And we believe that the arts help foster communication and understanding in our communities, because the arts help us express our ideas, our hopes, our emotions and our experiences when words alone are not enough. Arts are for everyone, and everyone learns through the arts!
Diversity ✴︎ Equity ✴︎ Accessibility ✴︎ Inclusion
We are a proud member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, and strongly align with AATE's Equity and Inclusion Statement: We believe in equity, justice, and inclusion for all. We believe our work is stronger by the many voices, perspectives, and experiences we bring to the organization and the field. We will actively welcome and include all people regardless of race, socioeconomic class, color, national origin, religion, diverse perspectives, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, neurological or physical ability, veteran status, legal status, or education level.
As a company dedicated to creating arts and arts learning opportunities for all and motivated by the belief that Arts are for everyone and everyone learns through the arts, the goals of DEIA are near and dear to our hearts. We have been actively implementing our DEIA action plan, which we consider to be a living, evolving part of our mission. We are inspired by the work and transparency of so many in our field, and will be posting here and on our home page more information soon!
InterAct Story Theatre Company Members
Our work at InterAct—on stage, in the community, in the classroom, and behind the scenes, are driven by these core values:
Arts are for everyone, and everyone learns through the arts
People above things
Be open, be transparent, be inclusive
Compassion and respect above all