InterAct Story Theatre creates original, interactive plays designed expressly for kids and the grownups who love them. Through its professional touring theatre and extensive arts education programs, InterActís merry band of performers and teaching artists weaves together drama, music, dance, and creative opera with content curricula for all ages, reaching over 100 schools and education centers throughout the region each year. Meanwhile, community programs like the popular monthly Wheaton Family Theatre Series (free and open to the public) give families the opportunity to engage in live theater, and the annual KidStory Theatre Festival features original creative writing by kids, for kids. InterAct designs all its programs to reflect the lived experiences of the diverse community it serves, sparking conversations and connections that unlock childrenís creativity, empathy, and learning. You can give the magic of theater to even more young audiences.

COVID-19 Update: In response to requests from partners, InterAct has worked to create virtual and online versions of its arts education programs. It is also planning the rollout of in-person programming for spring 2021, following the protocols and reopening schedules of the State of Maryland and Montgomery County. It is in the development and production phase of its applied theatre work and programming for its free performing arts series. It has deepened its capacity to provide entertainment and share valuable resources with the families, educators, and parents in its audiences who have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

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