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!
InterAct Story Theatre presents
Wheaton Family Theatre Series —Season 3!
October 2017 - May 2018
InterAct Story Theatre is proud to announce that we have been awarded a thirds Wheaton Cultural Project Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County's (AHCMC), as well as grant funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, to bring the InterAct Story Theatre Wheaton Family Theatre Series back to town for SEASON 3!
Season Three will kick off in October 2017 with the premiere of a brand new play by InterAct Story Theatre, and will include a variety of performances and family literacy events throughout the year, including theatre, music, dance, and storytelling. The season will culminate in May 2018 with InterAct's Second KidStory Theatre Festival, a celebration writing by kids for kids.
We can't wait to tell you all about it, and will be announcing the full season later this summer. In the meantime, please check out our upcoming public performances The Legend of Pufferfish Pat, InterAct's wild west show about anger management, coming to Silver Spring in September!
EVENTS FROM WHEATON FAMILY THEATRE SERIES SEASON 2
October 2016 - May 2017
In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults join together in a celebration of books and stories! Ali Oliver-Krueger, playwright/composer, 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.
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!
Cantaré is a Latin American music ensemble based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Cantaré is led 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.
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 event features a program of rhythms, dances, songs, and chants with a clear mission of representing various ethnic groupings in Africa.
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.