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  • The Hero of Everything| InterAct Story Theatre

    Coming this fall! Performed at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland A play about cooperation and working together with fairness and respect for everyone…and the perils of trying to be The Hero of EVERYTHING ! Who needs a sidekick or a team when you can do everything yourself, and do it just the way it should be? Captain Everything, everyone’s favorite superhero, loves saving the day and doesn’t need anyone’s help to do it. Sure, she has an Amazing Alliance of Superheroes, but no one minds if she just handles everything herself. Or do they? What happens when everyone else gets tired of being left out of everything and quits? And what happens when Captain Everything faces something she can’t do? Can she face her fears and cooperate with her team to save Citytown City? Or will it be too late? This action-packed interactive play for kids and families is performed by four actors on stage and a whole team of superheroes in the audience…including YOU! Best for ages 5 & up. The Hero of Everything Performance Dates Sat, Sept. 24, 2022: 1:30pm & 3:30pm Sun, Sept. 25, 2022: 1:30pm & 3:30pm Sat, Oct. 1, 2022: 1:30pm & 3:30pm Sun, Oct. 2, 2022: 1:30pm & 3:30pm ​ Plus Field Trip Friday dates for school groups and home schoolers! Fri, Sept. 23, 2022: 11:00am & 1:00pm Fri, Sept. 30, 2022: 11:00am & 1:00pm Tickets on sale soon!

  • Home | InterAct Story Theatre

    InterAct Story Theatre Arts are for everyone, and everyone learns through the arts! interacting with our communities local performances, family workshops and community events interacting with students & learners arts education and arts integration programs for students and teachers interacting online interactive performances, school programs and community programs presented through virtual/online platforms Community InterActions A NEW limited podcast series from InterAct Story Theatre! Access podcast episodes and explore the Virtual Gallery New * Now * Next • Stay Tuned! We're busily planning ahead for the 2022-23 school year. Please continue to check this website for new Information. ​ • Interested in bringing InterAct Story Theatre to your school or community event? We’re selecting now for fall classes and events. Please fill out our Response Form , and we'll get right back to you about your school or center. ​ • InterAct Story Theatre presents Community InterActions ! A limited podcast series exploring the impact of Covid-19 on Wheaton and Montgomery County. Click here to listen and explore . Community InterActions is made possible through a Maryland Humanities Grant Program Mini Grant. • Follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest info!

  • plays | InterAct Story Theatre

    Featured Plays for School Audiences InterAct Story Theatre is proud to offer a variety of performances tailored to children and young adults of all ages. Please scroll down to check out our featured plays. Also, visit our storytelling and story theatre programs ! ​ ​ For more information, please request more info or contact us ! Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One Grades 3-12 ​ In this dynamic one-woman show, students follow Harriet Tubman on a journey through the Underground Railroad. Following the performance of Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, students discuss the play with the playwright and actor, Gwendolyn Briley Strand. Gwendolyn has a wealth of knowledge about the life and times of Harriet Tubman. These discussions are a rare opportunity for the students to dialogue with an actor and playwright about a significant time in U.S. History. 60-minute program ​​ Contact us to schedule your performance today! AVAILABLE ONLINE AVAILABLE IN THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR The following productions have been postponed until the 2022-2023 school year due to Covid-19 health and safety considerations William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Grades 6-12 ​ Star-crossed lovers on the run. The King and Queen of Fairies fighting over their favorite kid. Romance, chaos, intrigue, practical jokes, and a royal wedding complete with a play-within-a play, all in the course of one midsummer night! InterAct Story Theatre takes on a beloved Shakespearean classic with a zippy, madcap one-hour adaption of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by four actors. A Midsummer Night's Dream may be booked as a stand-alone assembly program or as part of a Shakespeare residency with InterAct's teaching artists unpacking Shakespeare's themes through drama! Available in the school year 2022-23 for middle and high school audiences. 60-minute performance ​​ Contact us to schedule your performance today! The Hero of Everything Grades K-6 ​ Who needs a sidekick or a team when you can do everything yourself, and do it just the way it should be? Captain Everything, leader of The Amazing Alliance and Citytown City's favorite superhero, loves saving the day, and can defeat almost any foe single-handed...but no foe is tougher to beat than Captain Everything’s own need to have everything under control even as the world tumbles down in chaos around her. Will Captain Everything learn she doesn’t have to go it alone, and let others help her before it’s too late? Will the Amazing Alliance find a way to come together—even when they’re apart? Or will Citytown City come tumbling down? This action-packed, interactive play for elementary school audiences incorporates live action, multimedia effects, and a ton of active audience participation as Captain Everything and her team grapple with the character education themes of Cooperation, Collaboration, Fairness and Respect, along with important Social and Emotional Learning concepts. 50 minutes with audience interaction, K-6 audiences ​​ Contact us to schedule your performance today! Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale Grades PreK-2 ​ Bob the Monkey is the smartest monkey in the land, and they want everyone to know it! Bob the Monkey wants what they want, and they should be able to get it! But why is everyone mad at Bob? Why is everyone so mean? Bob didn’t do anything! In this interactive theatre forum, children follow Bob’s misadventures and help Bob figure out where they went wrong, and where they could try out Caring, Fairness, and Respect to turn things around. Led by InterAct’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, audience members make suggestions about how Bob could do things differently, watch Bob roleplay out their suggestions to see if Bob can make things better by making better choices. Does it work? What happens next? Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey's Tale is an interactive play where children explore how we can apply elements Character Education and Social Emotional Learning in the way we treat others… even when we are feeling sad, angry, or misunderstood. 45-minute performance ​​ Contact us to schedule your performance today! According to Shakespeare Grades 6-12 ​ Our educational program for grades 6 through 12 returns as students get a taste of life According to Shakespeare, taking a spin through an array of his most popular plays, focusing on themes that are just as familiar to today's students as they were to Shakespeare's own audiences! According to Shakespeare gives students an opportunity to experience Shakespeare in performance in a way that reading the text or even watching a filmed performance can’t capture. Created with students who might struggle reading Shakespeare in mind, a number of plays that typically appear in classroom curricula are highlighted. According to Shakespeare may be booked as a stand-alone assembly program or as part of a residency with InterAct Story Theatre’s teaching artists unpacking Shakespeare’s themes through drama! 60-minute performance ​​ Contact us to schedule your performance today! ADD A TALKBACK SESSION AFTER THE SHOW! One of the best ways to fully appreciate a play is to talk with the actors who bring the play to life. Adding a Talkback session with the actors after a performance gives your students a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, explore the themes and lessons of the play, and learn more about the actor's craft. As part of the talkback, the actors will also demonstrate a little of what happens "behind the scenes", showing students how the set works and how the actors manage the split-second costume and character changes our plays require. An entertaining and educational arts experience! A typical Talkback is approximately 20 minutes in length. ADD A FOLLOW-UP CLASSROOM WORKSHOP! The fun and learning continues with a follow-up classroom workshop. After a performance, students participate in an engaging creative drama workshop with an actor from the play. Students explore the characters and themes of the play, and work together to compose and act out their own original scene extending the story of the play. This exciting workshop connects with curriculum content standards in English/Language Arts and Theatre. ​ Contact us to schedule your program today! Featured Plays Stories on Stage World Music Family Programs < Back to InterAct in Schools

  • Wheaton Family Theatre Series| InterAct Story Theatre

    Scroll Down Arrow Graphic, pointing down Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 7: 2021—2022 The Wheaton Family Theatre Series is a FREE public performing arts series for kids and families. With theatres and live performances not yet open in the first half of 2021, we discovered creative ways to bring the Series to life virtually for Season 6. As sad as we were not to see everyone in person, we embraced the challenge to be creative and found a whole new way to celebrate theatre for kids and families in Wheaton. Season 7 of InterAct's Wheaton Family Theatre Series emjoyed both an in-person return to Wheaton but also celebrated our virtual performance opportunities for our communities. Thanks to the partnership support of Highland Elementary School and support from a plethora of community members; and funding from Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nora Roberts Foundation, and individual and corporate donors. Support also provided by a grant from the Greater Washington Community Foundation. Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 7 and get reminders about our next program dates, join our mailing list . We also invite you to check out our past seasons by clicking on any of the season buttons! < Back to Community Page Karim Nagi: ARABIQA! Drums and Dances from the Arab World April, 2022 Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902 FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed. Join Egyptian-American musician and dancer Karim Nagi for an engaging, witty performance spotlighting Arabic music, dance, and culture. Karim shares the unique sounds and histories of percussion and string instruments, demonstrates dynamic folk dances, teaches vocabulary and geography, and gives an uplifting impression of Arab culture. All ages. Karim Nagi appears courtesy of Artivate 5th Annual KidStory Theatre Festival A Theatrical Celebration of Stories Written by Kids for Kids May 2022 ​ Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902 FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed. All year long, InterAct Story Theatre artists create stories with kids, and invite kids to share their epic stories with us. Each May, we choose the best of the best and transform them into short plays, musical numbers, and vignettes performed by our InterActors. We can’t wait to see what kids dream up each year! Best for ages 3 and up. Cantaré MUCHA MÚSICA - A Musical Journey to Latin America September, 2021 Virtual Program! Cantaré, Latin American Music introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré performs songs in Spanish and Portuguese, while sharing the music’s cultural and historical background. All ages. Cantaré: Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza appear courtesy of Artivate Past programs: Alex and Olmsted Milo the Magnificent October, 2021 Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902 FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed. A lex and Olmsted’s Milo the Magnificent is a highly engaging puppet show about an aspiring magician. This wordless comedy, inspired by turn of the century vaudeville entertainers, is as highly physical as it is charming. Using stunningly innovative puppetry, Milo presents a variety of magic tricks which don’t always go as planned. Milo the Magnificent, was awarded a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Grant, a Greenbelt Community Foundation Grant, and received an excellent mention in the New York Times. Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas are also proud company members of Happenstance Theater with whom they have created 10 productions since 2012. Great for all ages! Photo by Sean Dennie Urban Artistry Let the Rhythm Hit Em November, 2021 Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902 FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed. Learn about the music and dance cultures that stem from various African American communities across the United States. Although these urban and hip-hop dance communities transpired amidst struggles and adversity, they have inspired a global commonwealth of artists, practitioners and creatives. In this presentation, we celebrate the diverse communities and influences that contribute to urban dance culture through music and dance. The emcee, DHG and dancers tell the story of where, when and how these dance styles were developed through storytelling, dance demonstrations, call-and-response games and interactive dance workshops. Dance styles in the presentation can include Memphis Jookin, locking, popping, breakin’ house dance, waacking and hip-hip. We are eager to engage an audience of all ages in celebrating the freedom to express ourselves, cultivate self-worth and respectfully hold space on and off the dance floor for each other. All ages! Synetic Theater The Miraculous Magical Balloon December, 2021 Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902 FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed. A series of hilarious pantomime sketches incorporates music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation in this theatre assembly. In The Miraculous Magical Balloon , students will discover the art of acting without words, opening the door to their imaginations. Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and unique choreography, The Miraculous Magical Balloon tells a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys. Books Alive with Ali Oliver-Krueger January, 2022 This January, celebrate the start of the New Year as InterAct Story Theatre’s Artistic Director, Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in exploring a favorite folk tale together through movement, drama, and song. Everyone’s a part of the story in this Family Arts Workshop! Best for ages 3 and up. Dancing with Change: Gotta Go! Gotta Go! with Kelly King Live Virtual Performance open to the public! Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of The Movement Movement, brings us together during this time of change...through dance! We all know how to dance with change--we do it with every step we take. We will use the delightful book "Gotta Go! Gotta Go!" by Sam Swope to guide us on our journey. So, let’s come together and get moving. Together, we’ll create a dance just for us with movements based on the migration journey of monarch butterflies. No prior dance training needed...just bring your body and get ready to move! Best for ages 3 and up. ​ February, 2022 Silly Smarts: Folktales from Japan performed by Ali Oliver-Krueger March, 2022 Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902 FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed. In this funny and heartwarming story theatre program, InterAct Story Theatre's Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger shares two traditional Japanese mukashibanashi (Long Ago Stories) from her childhood in Japan. Audience members get into the act from where they sit, singing and becoming characters in the stories. Best for ages 3 and up. Fun for the whole family!

  • Community InterActions Podcast Episodes | InterAct Story Theatre

    Scroll Down Arrow Graphic, pointing down Community InterActions Community InterActions Podcast Episodes Welcome to Community InterActions, a four-part podcast series exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the Wheaton area. Our Wheaton community is full of stories to tell, and we're telling just a few of them in this series. Community InterActions collects some of those stories and shares them through the words and voices of the people who are living them. This limited audio series will be taking a look at who we are in Wheaton, and focusing on some specific people in Wheaton who wanted to share their stories about the impact of the pandemic on their lives and livelihoods. Click here to navigate to our Virtual Gallery Explore the Virtual Gallery Click on an arrow below to listen to podcast episodes. Transcripts are available with each podcast episode below. ​ We'd love to hear what you thought of our podcasts. Please fill-out this short survey to let us know! Community InterActions Podcast Episodes Episode 1: Who Is Wheaton? In this first installment, Ali Oliver-Krueger and Emily Townsend from InterAct Story Theatre begin by laying a foundation of the history of Wheaton, Wheaton's changing demographics and culture, Wheaton's economic landscape, and how all of these factors have contributed in the significant impact Covid-19 and its effects are having on this economically and racially diverse community. Click the PLAY arrow to begin Episode 1 Community InterActions Episode 1 InterAct Story Theatre 00:00 / 18:42 Click here for a transcript of Episode 1 in English Haga clic aquí para ver la transcripción del episodio 1 en español We'd love to hear what you thought of our podcast. Please fill-out this short survey to let us know! Community InterActions Podcast Episodes Episode 2: Pandemic and Food and Housing Insecurity Covid-19 and its effects impacted Wheaton residents in disparate and inequitable ways. For the most vulnerable, the shutdown created stark gaps in important services and lifelines, including food insecurity, and housing insecurity. Ali Oliver-Krueger and Emily Townsend look at the national picture and then share perspectives from local community advocates and community members who are taking action. NOTE: This episode was recorded before Governor Hogan announced lifting of the State of Emergency in Maryland on July 1, 2021. Click the PLAY arrow to begin Episode 2 Community InterActions Episode 2 InterAct Story Theatre 00:00 / 22:52 Click here for a transcript of Episode 2 in English Haga clic aquí para ver la transcripción del episodio 2 en español We'd love to hear what you thought of our podcast. Please fill-out this short survey to let us know! Community InterActions Podcast Episodes Episode 3: Pandemic and Small Businesses In this episode, Ali Oliver-Krueger and Emily Townsend discuss the impact of pandemic on small businesses, across the nation and in our local Wheaton-Kensington area. Ali talks with local business owners and community members on how the effects of the global pandemic have affected business at home. Click the PLAY arrow to begin Episode 3 Community InterActions Episode 3 InterAct Story Theatre 00:00 / 21:52 Click here for a transcript of Episode 3 in English We'd love to hear what you thought of our podcast. Please fill-out this short survey to let us know! Haga clic aquí para ver la transcripción del episodio 3 en español Community InterActions Podcast Episodes Episode 4: Pandemic and Making Art One of the sectors hit hardest by pandemic and facing the slowest recovery has been the arts and culture sector. As an Arts and Entertainment District, Wheaton not only is home to several artists and arts organizations, but also draws artists from nearby areas. In this episode, Ali Oliver-Krueger and Emily Townsend talk about the pandemic experience at InterAct Story Theatre, and talk with community artists and members of Wheaton arts organizations to get their unique perspective on pandemic times. Click the PLAY arrow to begin Episode 4 Community InterActions Episode 4 InterAct Story Theatre 00:00 / 39:01 Click here for a transcript of Episode 4 in English Haga clic aquí para ver la transcripción del episodio 4 en español We'd love to hear what you thought of our podcast. Please fill-out this short survey to let us know! This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, with funding received from the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning. Maryland Humanities’ Grants Program is also supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private funders. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Maryland Humanities, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning, or National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Community InterActions | InterAct Story Theatre

    Scroll Down Arrow Graphic, pointing down Community InterActions Welcome to Community InterActions, a four-part podcast series exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the Wheaton area. Our Wheaton community is full of stories to tell, and we're telling just a few of them in this series. Community InterActions collects some of those stories and shares them through the words and voices of the people who are living them. This limited audio series will be taking a look at who we are in Wheaton, and focusing on some specific people in Wheaton who wanted to share their stories about the impact of the pandemic on their lives and livelihoods. To access our podcast episodes, click on an episode square below or click on this link . For more information about any of our guests and contributors, click on the images in the virtual gallery below! ​ We'd love to hear what you thought of our podcasts. Please fill-out this short survey to let us know! This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, with funding received from the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning. Maryland Humanities’ Grants Program is also supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private funders. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Maryland Humanities, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning, or National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • stories-on-stage | InterAct Story Theatre

    Storytelling and Story Drama Programs Celebrating Cultures from Around the World STORIES ON STAGE programs combine storytelling, drama, and song to explore world cultures. Our gifted performers become a variety of characters while bringing a story to life. Students "get into the act" too by participating in this riveting experience. ​ STORIES ON STAGE programs are performed by one actor with audience participation. Programs are designed for audiences with a maximum of 200 students, unless otherwise specified. Choose from a variety of programs listed below, celebrating different cultures from around the world. Contact us or request more info for details! Bullies and Heroes: Folktales from Japan with Ali Oliver-Krueger Grades 3 - 8 Available Online Ali Oliver-Krueger weaves stories from her Japanese-American childhood with traditional Japanese mukashibanashi (Long-Ago Stories). What does it take to be a hero? When an ogre bullies a village, ordinary villagers must step up to become everyday heroes. Silly Smarts: Folktales from Japan with Ali Oliver-Krueger Grades PreK-2 Available Online Ali Oliver-Krueger weaves stories from her Japanese-American childhood with traditional Japanese mukashibanashi (Long-Ago Stories) in this funny and heart-warming east-meets-west storytelling series. The stories in Silly Smarts emphasize the importance of using your smarts, and the pitfalls of being too smart for your own good and confusing "smart" with "wise". A Journey Through Latin America with Marian Licha Grades K-6 ​ Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller MARIAN LICHA weaves stories and song together as she takes students on a magical journey through Latin America. The stories are rich with humor and folk traditions. Included in the program are several stories of the foolish and delightful Juan Bobo. El Coqui with Marian Licha Grades PK-2 ​ El Coqui, the tiny frog king, is the biggest singing sensation in all Puerto Rico...but what happens when he takes his act on the road? This original tale by Puerto Rican actor and storyteller Marian Licha celebrates Puerto Rican culture with story, song, and gentle humor. The Magic Tree with Khaleshia Thorpe-Price PreK-5 A funny, uplifting story adapted from a Zambian folk tale. The animals of the grasslands are in terrible trouble—it hasn’t rained in ages, and everyone is hungry and thirsty! Their only hope is to find out how to get the fruit from a mysterious magic tree, but they must journey across the land to learn how...and they have to remember the secret on the long journey back! ​ Featured Plays Stories on Stage World Music Family Programs < Back to InterAct in Schools

  • past-wfts-season-1 | InterAct Story Theatre

    Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 1: October, 2015 through February, 2016 To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 7 and get reminders about our next program dates, join our mailing list . We also invite you to check out our past seasons by clicking on any of the season buttons! Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 < Back to Community Page The Hero of Everything October 2015 Kids and adults become superheroes for a day in this play about the importance of teamwork and the problems of trying to be The Captain of EVERYTHING. Diane Macklin November 2015 Have a hoppin’ good time with Master Storyteller Diane Macklin, sharing legendary tales of America’s folk heroes through this interactive, storytelling program for all ages. Drumming Through Time and Across Cultures December 2015 Join award-winning composer and percussionist Tom Teasley on a unique musical journey around the world, following the Silk Road from Italy to China and the Sugar Trade Route from Africa to the Americas in one unforgettable performance! Story Tapestries January 2016 Get ready to dance, sing, wiggle and giggle with the Giggling Wiggling Bookworm, Arianna Ross. Eat your fill of stories as the bookworm in you finds a new, exciting story to share. One Gold Coin - Una moneda de oro February 2016 An interactive, bilingual play for kids and families inspired by a Latin American story about the power of kindness and giving. One Gold Coin — Una moneda de oro tells the story of a great healer who comes to a village in El Salvador with a magical gold coin. Audience members "get into the act" right from their seats, singing, acting, and becoming the villagers of Regalo who see the coin pass through many hands as it works its magic.

  • past-wfts-season-2 | InterAct Story Theatre

    Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 2: October, 2016 through May, 2017 To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 7 and get reminders about our next program dates, join our mailing list . We also invite you to check out our past seasons by clicking on any of the season buttons! Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 < Back to Community Page The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale For Mad Times October 2016 A brand new tall tale looking at how we deal with anger and other big feelings. The play is performed by three actors who become a variety of characters, with the whole audience becoming cowpokes and townspeople. Kwame Ansah-Brew and Fritete Drum and Dance Ensemble November 2016 An exciting morning of rhythms, dances, songs, and chants with a clear mission of representing various ethnic groupings in Africa! All ages. Cantaré ¡Feliz Navidad! A Latin American Holiday Celebration December 2016 Enjoy songs and stories from Latin American holiday traditions: villancicos from the Andes, festejos from Peru, parrandas from Puerto Rico, African chants from Brazil, Hanukkah songs from Spain and more! All ages. A Journey Around the World through Music March 2017 Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with Tom Teasley, award-winning percussionist, world musician and composer. An inspiring cross-cultural musical journey around the world, weaving ancient musical traditions with modern technology. Silly Smarts and Other Stories from Japan April 2017 Ali Oliver-Krueger, Artistic Director of InterAct Story Theatre, will join us for a special interactive performance of Mama-San Stories, weaving stories from her Japanese-American childhood with traditional Japanese mukashibanashi (Long-Ago Stories) in this funny and heart-warming east-meets-west story theatre experience. KidStory Theatre Festival May 2017 A theatrical celebration of stories written by kids for kids! All year long, InterAct Story Theatre artists create stories with kids, and invite kids to share their epic stories with us. Each May, we choose the best of the best and transform them into short plays, musical numbers, and vignettes performed by our InterActors. We can’t wait to see what kids dream up each year! Best for ages 3 and up.

  • past-wfts-season-5 | InterAct Story Theatre

    Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 5: October, 2019 through February, 2020 To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 7 and get reminders about our next program dates, join our mailing list . We also invite you to check out our past seasons by clicking on any of the season buttons! Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 < Back to Community Page Bobtail BONG BONG: A Monkey’s Tale October 2019 In this interactive forum theatre experience for kids and families, audiences follow Bob the Monkey’s madcap misadventures and help Bob figure out where they went wrong and got in trouble monkeying around. Audience members make suggestions about how Bob could do things differently, and watch Bob and friends role play out their ideas. Can Bob flip the script and turn things around? Kofi Dennis & Performing Arts Center for African Culture November 2019 In honor of beloved InterAct Story Theatre Artist and Ghanaian Master Drummer Kwame Ansah-Brew, join Kofi Dennis and members of Performing Arts Center For African Cultures (PACAC) as they bring an exciting morning of rhythms, dances, and songs representing a variety of cultures across Africa. All ages. Preposterous! A Happenstance Clown Circus December 2019 InterAct Story Theatre welcomes back our friends from Happenstance Theater as these charming vintage clowns play circus animals, sing as a human calliope, do a classic circus mirror routine, invent a number of ridiculous “entrées,” perform live music, and execute a preposterous slow motion number involving a pie! All ages. Literacy Fiesta! January & February 2020 In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults are part of the story as we celebrate books and stories through drama, music, movement and dance! Join us and leave those winter blues behind!