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Performances


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Performances


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School & Community Performances


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School & Community Performances


School & Community Performances

Since 1981, InterAct Story Theatre has brought a wide variety of educational, interactive performances, plays, and assembly programs to schools, libraries, and community venues, all throughout the area, delighting children, families, and educators alike.

 Below are links to our featured in-school performance programs available for the 2016 - 2017 school year:  

Family Performances and Community EventsAll of our programs are available for evening or weekend events and family audiences.  InterAct Story Theatre performances can be adapted for a wide variety of venues, including libraries, museums, community centers, arts centers and festivals.  Please contact us for more information! 

Also, if you are interested in family programming, please feel free to check out our family literacy programs and community building programs! 

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ONE GOLD COIN — Una moneda de oro


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ONE GOLD COIN — Una moneda de oro


ONE GOLD COIN
Una moneda de oro

by Lenore Blank Kelner
Directed by Ali OliverKrueger
Music arranged and produced by Cantaré

Montgomery College
Cultural Arts Center, Theatre II
September 9 - 18, 2016

 

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InterAct Story Theatre is proud to present an update of one of our favorite pieces in our repertory! "One Gold Coin — Una moneda de oro", an adaptation of an InterAct classic written by Founding Director Lenore Blank-Kelner and directed by current Executive & Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, tells the story of a great healer who comes to the village of Regalo with a magical gold coin. Everyone is intrigued by the coin, but the magic of the coin can only be given to those who truly need it. This heartwarming tale about the spirit of giving is performed by two actors who become a variety of character, with a lot of help from YOU, the audience! 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. This play is performed in a new adaptation in English and Spanish, and features a fresh new musical score by WAMMIE-award winning Latin American duo Cantaré.  50 minutes, best for ages 4 and up.

 

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ALL YEAR ABOUT “ONE GOLD COIN"....

My kids really enjoyed InterAct this year. They were so age-appropriate and I liked how they always set the standard for expectations and behavior with the kids. Hope we can continue with this activity for the children!
Being a majority bilingual (Spanish) school (we also have a Spanish Immersion program), I could tell that the students really, really enjoyed the play and the actors were phenomenal!!
Doing the play in English and Spanish was incredible! That was incredible for our students, many of whom are native Spanish speakers! It was awesome, and added a whole new level of connection with the children.

DETAILS

WHAT: 

"One Gold Coin — Una moneda de oro," a play in English and Spanish for the whole family

WHERE:

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
near the Silver Spring Metro station.
Directions & Parking ➜

WHEN: 

Fri, September 9, 2016: 11:00pm & 1:00pm
Sat, September 10, 2016: 11:30am & 1:30pm
Sun, September 11, 2016: 11:30am & 1:30pm

Fri, September 16, 2016: 11:00am & 1:00pm
Sat, September 17, 2016: 11:30am & 1:30pm
Sun, September 18, 2016: 11:30am & 1:30pm

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Wheaton Family Theatre Series — Season 2!


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Wheaton Family Theatre Series — Season 2!


InterAct Story Theatre presents
Wheaton Family Theatre Series  Season 2!

InterAct Story Theatre is proud to announce that we have been awarded a second Wheaton Cultural Project Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County's (AHCMC) to bring the InterAct Story Theatre Wheaton Family Theatre Series back to town for a second season! This initiative by AHCMC aims to activate our home base of Wheaton, Maryland as an Arts and Entertainment District, and we could not be more excited to follow-up our successes of Season One and continue to activate arts for all ages in our very own backyard.

Season Two of InterAct Story Theatre Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 2 starts this November, and will include seven performances and interactive family events including theatre for young audiences, dance, storytelling, creative drama workshops, and world music. Programs will take place in different businesses and venues throughout the Wheaton Urban District, including four performances at Westfield Wheaton Mall. And, thanks to our wonderful sponsors and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, all performances will be FREE to the public!

NEW THIS YEAR:  Season Two includes four major programs at Westfield Wheaton Mall, and three "Literacy Fiestas" in different businesses and locations throughout the Wheaton Arts & Entertainment District.  In the Literacy Fiestas, InterAct Story Theatre artists engage in interactive performances and workshops with kids and families to celebrate reading. Interested in more information? Read on! 

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THE LEGEND OF PUFFERFISH PAT: A TALL TALE FOR MAD TIMES

WHEATON INTERIM LIBRARY — OCTOBER 15, 2016
2400 Arcola Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902
Courtesy of InterAct Story Theatre

This year we are kicking off Season 2 with the world premiere of a brand new original play by InterAct Story Theatre! Help us celebrate another year of Arts in Wheaton with a FREE, interactive community performance of The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times. It's a story about how we deal with anger and other big feelings, told as a brand new tall tale from the Old West. 

KWAME ANSAH-BREW and FRITETE DRUM and DANCE ENSEMBLE

WESTFIELD WHEATON — NOVEMBER 5, 2016
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902
Courtesy of Performing Arts Center For African Cultures 

InterAct Story Theatre artist and Ghanaian Master Drummer Ansah-Brew brings the Fritete Drum and Dance Ensemble to the Wheaton Family Theatre Series. This lively kickoff event of Season Two features a program of rhythms, dances, songs, and chants with a clear mission of representing various ethnic groupings in Africa.

CANTARÉ

WESTFIELD WHEATON — DECEMBER 3, 2016
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902
Courtesy of Class Acts Arts

Cantaré is a Latin American music ensemble based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Cantaré is lead by vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and guitarist Dani Cortaza of Argentina. Their engaging programming will be a dynamic musical performance, informing the audience about Latin American geography, history and culture

Cecilia and Dani's work can also be heard in InterAct Story Theatre's production of One Gold Coin-una moneda de oro this September at the Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring! For more information and tickets go here

Family Literacy Fiesta: BOOKS ALIVE! 

JANUARY, 2017  LOCATION TBD
Courtesy of InterAct Story Theatre

In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults join together in a celebration of books and stories! In our January Fiesta, we'll chase away the chills by exploring a kid-friendly folk tale as actors--playing drama games, sharing a storytelling experience together, acting out stories in our own words and even making up a new story to share! Everyone gets into the act with InterAct Story Theatre's teaching artists in this engaging and fun frolic with books.  45 minutes, best for ages 4 and up. 

FAMILY LITERACY FIESTA: DANCING OUR WAY THROUGH BOOKS

FEBRUARY, 2017 LOCATION TBD
Courtesy of InterAct Story Theatre

In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults join together in a celebration of books and stories! In our February Fiesta, we'll explore a kid-friendly folk tale through creative movement and dance. Kids get to practice reading skills while moving, dancing, and sharing stories with our families and friends.  What a fun way to dance away the winter blues! 45 minutes, best for ages 4 and up. 

TOM TEASLEY, WORLD PERCUSSIONIST

WESTFIELD WHEATON — MARCH 11, 2017
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902
Courtesy of InterAct Story Theatre

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and we'll celebrate in Wheaton with Tom Teasley, the fabulous percussionist, composer and cultural ambassador. Tom returns to Wheaton for Season Two after a wonderful program during Season One, in which he dazzled kids and adults alike. Described by the Washington Post as "a multi-instrumental genius," Tom delights the audience by performing with a multitude of instruments and allowing the audience to engage with them in dynamic ways. We can't wait to see what Tom drums up for us in March! 

FAMILY LITERACY FIESTA:
MAMA-SAN STORIES WITH ALI OLIVER-KRUEGER

LOS CHORROS RESTAURANT — APRIL 8, 2017
Courtesy of InterAct Story Theatre

In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults join together in a celebration of books and stories!  Ali Oliver-Krueger, playwright/composer and performing artist, and 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 storytelling experience.

InterAct Story Theatre's Kid Play Festival!!

MAY 6, 2017 - LOCATION TBD

We are closing out Season 2 with a special festival of performances of stories and plays written by kids! Through out the season, we will be inviting kids from the Wheaton Family Theatre Series audiences and from schools throughout Montgomery County to submit stories and ideas for short plays. We'll cap off our wonderful year of family arts with a few of these plays, directed and performed by InterActors

Stay tuned for more information!

DETAILS

WHAT: The Wheaton Family Theatre Series, Season 2

WHEN: Wheaton Family Theatre Series programs will take place on the following dates:

October 15, 2017: “The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times”
November 3, 2016: Kwame Ansah-Brew and Fritete Drum and Dance Ensemble
December 3, 2016: Cantaré
January, 2017Family Literacy Fiesta: Books Alive
February, 2017Family Literacy Fiesta: Dance Our Way Through Books
March 11, 2017: Tom Teasley, World Percussionist
April 8, 2017: Family Literacy Fiesta: Mama-San Stories, Ali Oliver-Krueger
May 6, 2017: InterAct Story Theatre's First Kid Play Festival

COST: Absolutely free, thanks to a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the support of our many partners and sponsors.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS!

We would like to thank our sponsors, funders, and supporters, including

...and all of our legions of friends, family, volunteers and cheerleaders, without whom the second season of InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series would not be possible.

Thank you, and stay tuned for more news!