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    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 Upcoming Events: FREE VIRTUAL performances and events for kids and families! Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 6: Now through May, 2021 KidStory Theatre Festival @Home! May, all month long! This year's KidStory Theatre Festival runs all month long! Throughout the month, InterAct artists share their interpretations of some of the fabulous stories written by kids for kids in our KidStory Theatre creative writing and drama program. All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are FREE and open to the public! Each program will stream on our Facebook page at and our Youtube channel at each Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning May 8. ​ Enjoy a new video short every week through June 12! THIS WEEK: June 12 - Bubblepop I, Space Rescue Mission Visit our Wheaton Family Theatre Series page for a listing of previous performances • OUR NEW WEBSITE IS HERE! We’re so pleased with the new accessibility features that our new platform gives us, as well as the opportunity to house lots of virtual and online content for our partners and community members. We’re continuing to tinker away—adding more content, posting updates on our DEIA (Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Access) action plan, adding info on new company members and events, and so on. In the meantime, take a look around and let us know what you think, and keep an eye on this "New Now Next" space for the latest news on all things InterAct! If you’ve got thoughts and ideas about what you’d like to see from InterAct, we’re all ears...just drop us a line at info@interactstory.com . Thanks! • Follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest info! New * Now * Next

  • Wheaton Family Theatre Series| InterAct Story Theatre

    Scroll Down Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 < Community Page Season 6: January through May, 2021 The Wheaton Family Theatre Series is a free public performing arts series for kids and families.Season 5 of InterAct's Wheaton Family Theatre Series was cut short due to our public health emergency. Theatres and live performances are as of yet not open, and so we needed to get creative to bring the Series to life for Season 6. As sad as we are not to see everyone in person, we've embraced the challenge to be creative and have found a whole new way to celebrate theatre for kids and families in Wheaton. Thanks to the partnership support of Highland Elementary School and their PTA, Connecticut Avenue Estates Civics Association, Wheaton Hills Civic Association; 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, we are proud to present our lineup for our new, virtual Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season Six! ​ To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series 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! ​ To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, or to obtain additional information, please contact InterAct Story Theatre by email at info@interactstory.com or by phone at (301) 879-9305 . Requests should be made by at least two weeks in advance of the event. KidStory Theatre Festival @Home! May, all month long This year's KidStory Theatre Festival runs all month long! Throughout the month, InterAct artists share their interpretations of some of the fabulous stories written by kids for kids in our KidStory Theatre creative writing and drama program. All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are FREE and open to the public! Each program will stream on our Facebook page at and our Youtube channel each Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning May 8. ​ Enjoy a new video short every week through June 12! THIS WEEK: May 29 - Cozytown Town Hall June 5 - Mr. Gumpy and the Animals Go to Pineapple City June 12 - Bubblepop I, Space Rescue Mission Previously this season: A Family Literacy Fiesta! Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2021 Join us as we launch Season 6 and celebrate the new year with a virtual online family fiesta of storytime fun! InterAct Story Theatre’s director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in exploring a favorite folk tale together online, through movement, drama, and song. Everyone’s part of the story in this literacy fiesta! Suitable for ages 3 and up. A live interactive virtual program led by InterAct’s director Ali Oliver-Krueger I am Human! Dancing with Change Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7 We all know how to dance with change - we do it with every single step we take. We adapt to the conditions of the ground, momentum, and direction with our every move. So let’s get up on our feet and dance! In this virtual dance workshop inspired by the book “I am Human—A Book of Empathy”, Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of The Movement Movement, brings us together during this time of change...through books and dance! We'll dance our way through this heartwarming book and create a dance just for us as we move through the world with empathy and dance with change. This event is sure to get you up and moving to chase away those winter chills! Suitable for ages 5 and up. A Dancing Through Books Workshop led by Kelly King The Magic Tree Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7 A funny, uplifting story adapted from a Zambian folk tale, performed by actor and teaching artist Khaleshia Thorpe-Price. 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! Suitable for ages 3 and up. performed by Khaleshia Thorpe Price Saturday Mornings in April A different fun and fab virtual program each week! Saturdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 April 3: Puppets with Penny InterAct artist and puppeteer extraordinaire Penny Russell will be giving a short introduction to different puppetry styles, with some suggestions for building your own puppet! Bring stuffed animal or puppet of your own. ​ April 10: Kpanlogo: A Ghanaian Dance for Children During this workshop, InterAct artist Erica Washington, will explore with kids and families song and movement in a recreational dance that comes from the Ga people of Ghana, West Africa. ​ April 17: Songbuilding Join veteran InterAct artist Nancy Krebs for a fun, music-filled event! Learn about some of her instrument 'friends' and have fun singing along! ​ April 24: A Magical Journey into the World of Juan Bobo InterAct artist and Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller Marian Licha weaves stories and song together as she introduces tales of the foolish and delightful Juan Bobo, taking kids and families on a magical journey rich with humor and Latin American folk traditions.

  • Nancy Krebs

    Nancy Krebs Nancy Krebs started her professional acting career in 1975 with The Tender Trap at the Garland Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland. From there, she was part of the ensemble that won an Emmy Award for the PBS television series, ONCE UPON A TOWN in 1976. She has performed in film, television, radio and on the stage continuously since the mid-seventies. She has worked in summer stock and regional theatre, notably at Center Stage in Baltimore and Alaska Repertory Theatre, traveling all over the state of Alaska before joining InterAct Story Theatre in 1982. Currently, in addition to being a company member of InterAct Story Theatre, she teaches voice production and musical theatre at the Baltimore School for the Arts, is a certified Lessac Instructor (voice), and runs her own studio, THE VOICEWORKS. She has served as the Vocal/Dialect coach for several professional and university productions in the Baltimore/Washington area, as well as serving as the Musical Director/Vocal Coach for all productions in the theatre department at the School for the Arts. Workshops: Songbuilding, Songbuilding Parent-Staff-Child Workshop Music Teaching & Performing Artist Back

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