InterAct Story Theatre

InterAct Story Theatre is a multidisciplinary arts-in-education organization and touring theatre for young audiences. Since our founding in 1981, we have been dedicated to providing quality performances, arts-infused workshops and artist-in-residency programs for students, teachers and families throughout our region and across the country. As experts in arts integration, InterAct is committed to producing arts programs with artistic integrity and direct relevance to the educational objectives of the schools and community organizations we serve. Our merry band of performers and teaching artists weave their artistry in theatre and drama, music, dance, creative opera and filmmaking with content curricula for students and teachers of all ages.

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Our mission is to bring arts-based learning experiences to everyone, especially to those communities that are chronically underserved due to economic, social, and geographic constraints. We believe that every kid, every grown-up, everywhere deserves great theatre, whether or not you can get to a theatre building. We believe that everyone, everywhere can learn and grow through artistic creation and exploration. And we believe that the arts help foster communication and understanding in our communities, because the arts help us express our ideas, our hopes, our emotions and our experiences when words alone are not enough. Arts are for everyone, and everyone learns through the arts!

Description of Education Initiatives: InterAct Story Theatre provides workshops, residencies, performances, family programs, and professional development in arts integration to schools, community centers, and families throughout our region and beyond. 

DC Collaborative Partnership

DC Collaborative Member since 2016. 

"We have loved being members of the DC Collaborative! The Collaborative is a wonderful way to connect InterAct Story Theatre with DC schools that are as excited as we are about arts integrated learning and educational theatre." 

Fun Fact! For the past two years, InterAct Story Theatre's original plays have been inspired by the writers we love most: kids!

Contact their education department: Emily Townsend at

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Mailing Address: 975 F Street, NW
Office Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.