A new sci-fi thriller by Jennifer Haley, directed by Seth Rosin, Artistic Director, takes place in the near future in an interrogation cell and alternately in The Nether, a virtual reality Victorian fantasy world. While many previous productions of The Nether focus on the futuristic aesthetics, we chose to take advantage of the live aspect of theatre – real people in real time, and make the environment as realistic and immersive as possible. This production of The Nether was a Barrymore recommended production.
InterAct values CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, which we express by tackling plays of societal relevance, and fostering positive social discourse around the important, complex, sometimes controversial stories, issues and ideas contained in those plays. Through our Speaker Sunday and Coffee Conversation post-performance talk backs, our free public convenings and symposia, and our partnerships with community and academic organizations, InterAct consistently offers its constituents opportunities to deepen their engagement with the thematic content in its plays. InterAct values DIVERSITY, which we express by being extremely mindful in our play selection, our artistic and administrative hiring practices, our venue design and long-term efforts to develop non-traditional theatergoing audiences. InterAct Theatre was named Best Established Theatre in 2015 by Philadelphia Magazine.