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InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
JUNE-A-PALOOZA: A Festival of Readings & Presentations
June 1-30, 2018
WHAT'S A JUNE-A-PALOOZA?
A celebratory festival of parties, dynamic readings, celebrations, and workshops highlighting new work from InterAct, our Resident Partners at the Drake and other area artists and companies.
8:00 PM — Tongue & Groove Presents: WHO
‘Who are you?’ Your anonymous responses to this question inspire Tongue & Groove
’s hilarious, awkward, poignant, and hilarious improvised scenes and monologues.
Tickets at: https://brownpapertickets.com/event/3424853
7:30 PM — InterAct's 2017-18 Apprentices present Space Force: The Big Bang: Booty Calls
Inspired by THE LAST QUESTION by Isaac Asimov and Trump’s kinda weird statement over fighting wars beyond planet Earth, this absurdist exploration follows humankind through the militarization of our universe across time and space, united by one universal question: “heyy u up? ;)"
Created and produced by Viv/Ian Chace
, Christa Federico
, Claris Park
and Paige Zubel
7:00 PM — The Foundry @ PlayPenn
Celebrate the culminating year and see excerpts from the newest plays of five graduating Foundry playwrights: Alisha Beth Adams
, Val Dunn
, Jim Hawkins
, Brie Knight
& Haygen-Brice Walker
Free reservations at: https://playpenn.org/the-foundry-showcase-2018/
7:00 PM — Azuka Theatre
presents SHIP: A New Play by Douglas Williams
Nell only has one passion: The Guiness Book of World Records. So when rumors spread that the man who tried (and failed) to grow the world's longest fingernails has moved to Nell's sleepy hometown, she becomes obsessed with tracking him down.
5:00 PM — Mural Arts Philadelphia
and InterAct Block Party & Mural Dedication: The Stage
Celebrate the official dedication of THE STAGE by Felix St. Fort, featuring lines from past productions and local playwright interwoven with an homage to Hicks Street.
6:00 PM — Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists — PAPA
presents PAPA Pop-Up: POC Artist Happy Hour and Reading
8:00 pm — PAPA presents reading of MODEL MINORITY by Chloe Hung
Four sheltered Chinese-American teens want to perform an original rap song for their church’s talent show but none of them know how to DJ. When an African-American student answers their flyer, they all must confront their prejudices. This event is pay-what-you-wish.
10:00 AM — 6:00 PM — PAPA Pop-Up: Workshop Day
8:00 PM — InterAct 2017-18 Apprentice Paige Zubel
presents A STRING BETWEEN MAN AND THE WORLD
Miles Alloway, a patient in a mental health facility, appeals for his release to an unseen panel of doctors.
7:00 PM — Simpatico Theatre
presents June-A-Palooza: FUEL by Caridad Svich (SvichFest!)
You live in a place that reeks of gasoline. You run on fuel. You don’t know anything else except living hard and surviving, but one day that fuel is gonna run out. Part of the Red Bike by Caridad Svich
7:00 PM — Simpatico Theatre
presents June-A-Palooza: Holler River by Caridad Svich (SvichFest!)
A story about the stories we tell ourselves, the songs we sing to get by, and the maps we make of our warring lives. Part of the Red Bike by Caridad Svich
Featuring conversation and drinks with the playwright Caridad Svich
7:00 PM — Simpatico Theatre
presents June-A-Palooza: Trouble in Kind by Caridad Svich (SvichFest!)
An incantation play for troubled times inflected with the timbre of tripped-out zydeco blues. Part of the Red Bike by Caridad Svich
6:00 PM — Warrior Writers
presents INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS: Veteran Poetry Performance
Join Warrior Writers for an evening of poetry written and performed by veterans, as well as displays by veteran artists and vendors.
7:00 PM — Power Street Theatre Company
presents THE HIDDEN DISABILITIES PROJECT
What is an invisible disAbility? Do you have one, or does the person sitting next to you? Take an immersive journey exploring the gray areas of having an invisible disAbility in a black-and-white world. This event is pay-what-you-wish.
10:00 AM — InterAct Theatre Company presents DRAMATIC PAWS
Take your dog to the theatre — the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake will be transformed into a theatrical dog run! Hang and enjoy your Dog starring in the show!
3:00 PM — Directors Gathering
(DG) Fellows + InterAct Core Playwrights and The Foundry @ PlayPenn
6 directors. 6 playwrights. 6 local new play collaborations. Come see the collaborations between (DG) Fellows, InterAct Core Playwrights and Foundry @ PlayPenn members. Featuring Lauren Feldman
and Christine Freije
; David Jacobi
and Elaina Di Monaco
; and Brie Knight
and Brey Ann Barrett
5:00 PM — Theatre Philadelphia
Barrymore Nominator Orientation
Learn more about the nuts and bolts of adjudicating for Theatre Philadelphia's annual Barrymore Awards.
8:00 PM — Jason Lindner
presents a reading of THE BALLAD OF DON Q, Directed by Cat Ramirez
. In this modern retelling of Cervantes Don Quixote, the iconic character trades in his lance for a pair of six-guns and embarks on a quest to reclaim the American Dream with extreme prejudice.
8:00 PM — Inis Nua Theatre Company
presents Gin Jam with the Cast of Monster in the Hall
Join Inis Nua and cast members of THE MONSTER IN THE HALL (our upcoming October play with songs) for an acoustic jam session and gin tasting provided by New Liberty Distillery
. Meet, mingle and rock out! Suggested donation of $10.
5:00 PM — June-A-Palooza Kick Off Party
7:00 PM — THE FIRST DEEP BREATH by Lee Edward Colston II presented by Theatre In The X
Old skeletons claw their way to the dinner table picking at the scraps of Mother Bethel Baptist's First family. Join us for a reading and discussion with the playwright.
3:00 PM — Directors Gathering (DG) Fellows + InterAct Core Playwrights + The Foundry @ PlayPenn
6 directors. 6 playwrights. 6 local new play collaborations. Come see the collaborations between (DG) Fellows, InterAct Core Playwrights and The Foundry @ PlayPenn members. Featuring Haygen-Brice Walker and Elise D'Avella; Thomas Choinacky and Cheyenne Barboza; and Jarrett McCreary and Cat Ramirez.
7:00 PM — InterAct Theatre Company presents Steal Her Bones by Thomas Gibbons
The newest play from the writer of PERMANENT COLLECTION. When outspoken atheist Diana Goodwin dies and a theologian claims he convinced her of the existence of God, it's left to her partner Ellen to wage a bitter public battle over Diana's memory.