INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 349 North Hollywood CA 91603 USA

Mission: Interact Theatre Company is a collective of theatre professionals of national standing, dedicated to character driven ensemble works with an emphasis on the American experience. We strive to offer affordable, culturally enriching, educational theater to the community of North Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area.
Geographic areas served: North Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Greater Los Angeles
Programs: Interact Theatre Company's major programs include our annual slate of full-length productions. These productions have included world premieres, seldom performed classics and revivals of some of the most important works of dramatic literature. Our productions have garnered 162 awards and nominations for Outstanding and/or Distinguished Achievement in the theatre. Interact sponsors an on-going playwright's lab that serves as a forum for the development of new plays. Interactivity is an annual festival of staged readings and workshops. Free to the public, it has been seen by over 4500 patrons with over 350 actors performing in an average of 125 plays. Interplay is an ongoing event where children in the neighborhood are invited to participate in organized theatre games and improvisation. Our goal is to empower the children by the use of their own imaginations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Interact provides wonderful performances, hilarious comic timing and great sets! We love Interact and always plan to attend their shows.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful, professional and obviously dedicated!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been a member of Interact for about 2 years and it has been very rewarding to be able to do readings, workshops and youth outreach with this talented company.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in INTERACTIVITY READINGS for 2 seasons, and my workshop of one play THE CLEAN HOUSE was so successful with this program, we raised and extra $400 for the company and outside producers picked up the show for an 8 week fully produced run

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the camaraderie and full participation of most members and the quality of the talent.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very hard working and giving and professioanl

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be a major force in LA

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As an actor, I was looking for a theatre company that offered quality theatre to the community. I was cast in Interact Theatre Company's 2006 production of URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL and later asked to join the company. Since then, I've been busy in staged readings, workshops, and currently performing in the area premiere of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

... the quality of work presented to the public. As an actor, it's a value training ground to hone your skilled by working with talented actors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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9 people found this review helpful

In a city that is often criticized for theatre, I have been proud to be a member of Interact Theatre Company for many years now. First, I was involved as a guest artist, and then I was thrilled to audition and be invited to join the company. We are involved in our community, by getting children interested and involved in writing, singing, dancing and acting in theatre. We are involved in our community through arts festivals, and great performances that get every day people interested in theatre...quality performances that help stimulate the economy in general. We are involved in our community by showing how GREAT theatre can be... We've done this through performances of classic pieces, musicals and original works, and by getting positive reviews and awards. Such a great organization! Thank you for listening. Vanessa Whitney

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my writing and acting skills. My company helped me produce my one-woman show, which got excellent reviews in Back Stage West and LA WEEKLY's Best of L.A. edition.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting wonderful artists who LOVE theatre.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

anywhere from theatre lovers who just want to support local performance - to people who've been in the industry for years and want to support a top quality theatre company!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open it's own theatre and PACK THE HOUSE no matter the show!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I find working with Interact to be a joy. They are very professional and well prepared. Each time I work with them I find a new respect for the high caliber of art they are making. It has not all been good but where there have been issues, they have been dealt with in an expedient manner.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing their productions as well as directing a few.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not have the company be a democracy.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the level of commitment and professionalism they bring to everything they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

a pleasure to be with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become the Equity company that it has always wanted to be.

Ways to make it better...

they would have had their own space.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Inclusion of all the company members and growing a strong, supportive board of directors.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Quality live theatre. That's how I think of Interact. I've been going to their plays for several years now and am constantly pleased, surprised, and most importantly entertained. The range of material they work with is quite impressive. The acting is top notch. An asset to the L.A. theatre community. I leap at the opportunity to see an Interact production!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The numerous plays they've produced that I've attended.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them money to expand and reach more people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I always know that I will have (from start to finish) a wonderful theatre going experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very pleasant and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really shoot for the moon! Buy or build their own theatre, and keep producing excellent plays that more people will get to see!

Ways to make it better...

Don't think it could have been.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Not sure... I could only think that not enough people know about this gem of a theatre company.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish them continued success and can't wait to see the next play!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am delighted that Interact has found a home in the NOHO theatre district. While I would travel to whatever location where the company was housed, I am happy that they have found a home in an area that truly supports 'the arts.' In Los Angeles, it is hard to find good theatre companies that consistently offer quality performances. I have never been disappointed with Interact. I love the diversity of their players and the range of their talent. They certainly must be doing something right to draw the caliber of talent to their company.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

most gracious. You an tell that they truly enjoy what they do and love sharing it with the public.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

maybe partner with a college or university in opening the door for on-going new talent. They could afford a residence that would allow them to do whatever staging they choose, along with maximum creature comfort for the audience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Consistently consistent – I’ve never know Interact Theater Company to disappoint. An outstanding company in the old tradition of the theater troop – I’ve followed the group for 20 years. Their play selections have always provoked and entertained. Thanks Interact for all the hard work that you do!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

live theater events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wide variety of shows selected.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The actors in the group

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy a theater and produce theater year round.

Ways to make it better...

my experience was fantastic.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting a bigger audience

One thing I'd also say is that...

I appreciate all the work they do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Now in its 20th year, Interact Theatre Company has a long history for excellence and integrity. The company shows its commitment to the North Hollywood community through ongoing programs such as the free play-reading series and outreach programs. InterPlay, Interact's children's program, has inspired the youth of North Hollywood for over 16 years; some of the children who have participated in that program have grown up to become theatre professionals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

purchase a permanent theater space and expand its summer children's program to a year-round series.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Interact Theatre Company is an outstanding example of what can happen when dedicated professionals come together to pursue their craft for the sheer joy of it. Fortunately, they decided to share the joy with the rest of us. I’m someone from the Washington, DC area who goes out to the West Coast about 4-5 times a year. Each time I’m there, I’m thrilled to partake of whatever stellar work Interact is offering – whether it’s to attend one of their fine weekly play readings or enjoy a full-scale dramatic or musical production. In the audience with me are people ranging from couples who just strolled down the street from their homes in the neighborhood to families who drove in from Long Beach or Ventura because they knew the quality of the performances and production would be worth the trip. Clearly, Interact reaches out both near and far in its quest to Educate, Inspire, and Entertain. The light they generate shines well beyond their little home in the NoHo Arts Center!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing the kids at the summer InterPlay program. Under the tutelage of caring Interact members, they practiced teamwork,gained confidence, and learned new skills, all while having a good time. Some of the volunteers were once themselves in InterPlay.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

establish an endowment and use the proceeds to implement its plans and priorities (expand marketing and outreach efforts? set up a scholarship? leverage the funds to bring in even more resources?)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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