Interact Theatre Company

Professional theatre artists bringing bold ensemble works to the L.A. stage and on the web, specializing in world classics and new American plays.

In January of 1990 in Los Angeles, actor Barry Heins invited fifteen of his transplanted New York actor friends, homesick for their former theatrical community, to a vacant apartment to do an unrehearsed reading of a play. Twenty years later Interact Theatre Company has become a regional standard of excellence in 99-seat theater. The actors and artists of Interact came together for the love of the

Operating as usual

07/06/2021

Wonderful news!!!

Interact is thrilled to announce that "Faultless" won Best Sc-Fi, as well as Original Story, Honorable Mention at Festigious Film Festival!

Congratulations to producer & director Barry Heins, screenwriter Catherine Butterfield, and our fabulous cast & creatives: Rob Brownstein, Olivia Castanho, Stephanie Erb, Arthur Hanket, Brian Christopher Russell, Michael Skloff, Sam KS, and Eric Huezo.

"Faultless" is available on YouTube (https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM) or on the www.interactla.org website.

Wonderful news!!!

Interact is thrilled to announce that "Faultless" won Best Sc-Fi, as well as Original Story, Honorable Mention at Festigious Film Festival!

Congratulations to producer & director Barry Heins, screenwriter Catherine Butterfield, and our fabulous cast & creatives: Rob Brownstein, Olivia Castanho, Stephanie Erb, Arthur Hanket, Brian Christopher Russell, Michael Skloff, Sam KS, and Eric Huezo.

"Faultless" is available on YouTube (https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM) or on the www.interactla.org website.

07/06/2021

We were so fortunate to have had Mary Carver in our ensemble and we miss her dearly. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Happy FIFTH OF JULY

(Pictured: Jeff Daniels, Mary Carver, Christopher Reeve)

07/02/2021

ANOTHER WIN!
We just won "Honorable Mention: Best Indie Film" at Los Angeles Film Awards!!!
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Watch FAULTLESS (Sci-F Comedy,12 min.) on YouTube https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM and on our company website, www.interactla.org!

ANOTHER WIN!
We just won "Honorable Mention: Best Indie Film" at Los Angeles Film Awards!!!
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฟ
Watch FAULTLESS (Sci-F Comedy,12 min.) on YouTube https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM and on our company website, www.interactla.org!

06/29/2021

TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Woohoo!!! Thank you Top Shorts!!!
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Watch FAULTLESS on YouTube or at www.interactla.org!

06/25/2021

Congrats Catherine Butterfield! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽฅ

The Screenplay Finalists!
#topshorts #topshortsfilmfestival #screenplay #screenwriting #bestscreenplay #originalstory #film #shortfilm #shortscreenplay

Photos from Top Shorts's post 06/22/2021

Great news! "FAULTLESS" is a semi-finalist at Top Shorts Film Festival! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽฅ โญ๏ธ

06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day!
Last week FAULTLESS was an Indie Short Fest winner, and now it's also an Official Selection at Top Shorts and LA Film Awards!
To quote from the film, "You make a father very proud!" ๐Ÿ˜‰
Watch on YouTube! https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM

Happy Father's Day!
Last week FAULTLESS was an Indie Short Fest winner, and now it's also an Official Selection at Top Shorts and LA Film Awards!
To quote from the film, "You make a father very proud!" ๐Ÿ˜‰
Watch on YouTube! https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM

Photos from Interact Theatre Company's post 06/13/2021

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Photos from Interact Theatre Company's post 06/13/2021

We are proud to announce that "Faultless" won Honorable Mention for Best Indie Sci-Fi film at Indie Short Fest yesterday! The festival had submissions from 45 countries with over 40 hours of short films to judge.
Watch "Faultless" on the Interact Theatre Company Los Angeles YouTube Channel or click here: https://youtu.be/Hy_Q-gteuMM

Interact Theatre Company's "Faultless" Short Film - NoHo Arts District - Theatre, Food, Bars, Shopping and a buzzing community. 06/07/2021

Interact Theatre Company's "Faultless" Short Film - NoHo Arts District - Theatre, Food, Bars, Shopping and a buzzing community.

Thank you Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros and NoHoArtsDistrict.com for your wonderful review!

Interact Theatre Company's "Faultless" Short Film - NoHo Arts District - Theatre, Food, Bars, Shopping and a buzzing community. Interact Theatre's "Faultless" short film. What begins as an above average therapy session takes a bit of a turn, and the nimble story unfolds

Photos from Interact Theatre Company's post 05/29/2021

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and enjoy our recently released Sci-Fi comedy short "Faultless" and our Top Shorts, Indie Short Fest, Festigious and 2021 Telly Awards winner "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam"!
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YouTube: Interact Theatre Company, Los Angeles
https://www.youtube.com/c/InteractTheatreCompanyLosAngeles

[05/29/21]   Huge congratulations to Interact Theatre Company Ensemble Member Carolyn Hennesy on her 2021 Daytime Emmys Nomination for Outstanding Performance By a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Photos from Interact Theatre Company's post 05/25/2021

We have some awesome news to share!

Interact has just been recognized by the 42nd Annual Telly Awards with a Bronze Trophy for "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam"! We're in fine company, including VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race." And amongst the Silver winners in our โ€œOnline - General Remote Productionโ€ category is "Estella Scrooge," produced by ITC founding member David Bryant!

The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.

Congratulations to all! Way to go ITC and kudos Team Bedlam! ๐ŸŽฌ ๐Ÿฟ ๐ŸŽ‰

Here's a link if you want to watch it again! https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

"Faultless" | Short film (2021) 05/15/2021

"Faultless" | Short film (2021)

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An online therapy session reveals the truth about everyone.
(12 min)

Written by Catherine Butterfield

Produced and Directed by Barry Heins

Cast: Rob Brownstein, Olivia Castanho, Stephanie Erb, Arthur Hanket

Digital Media Designer, Broadcast Engineer, Editor, VFX Artist: Brian Christopher Russell

Score Composed and Performed by Michael Skloff

Score Mixed by Sam KS

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer: Eric Huezo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy_Q-gteuMM

"Faultless" | Short film (2021) An online therapy session reveals the truth about everyone. "Faultless"Directed by Barry HeinsWritten by Catherine ButterfieldCast: Rob Brownstein, Olivia Ca...

05/14/2021

FAULTLESS premieres Saturday, May 15th! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ
Subscribe to the Interact Theatre Company Los Angeles YouTube Channel to get notified! https://www.youtube.com/c/InteractTheatreCompanyLosAngeles
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FAULTLESS premieres Saturday, May 15th! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ
Subscribe to the Interact Theatre Company Los Angeles YouTube Channel to get notified! https://www.youtube.com/c/InteractTheatreCompanyLosAngeles
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05/12/2021

We're thrilled to introduce our beautiful new logo and sparkling new website to you!

Interact is on a new path forward, and we'll be presenting lots of great entertainment in the weeks and months ahead, including the premiere of our 12-minute film, FAULTLESS, on Saturday, May 15th!

Click on the https://www.interactla.org website link and check us out!

We're thrilled to introduce our beautiful new logo and sparkling new website to you!

Interact is on a new path forward, and we'll be presenting lots of great entertainment in the weeks and months ahead, including the premiere of our 12-minute film, FAULTLESS, on Saturday, May 15th!

Click on the https://www.interactla.org website link and check us out!

12/24/2020
12/10/2020

'Tis the Season! Please consider a donation to Interact Theatre Company.

Donate to Interact today and take advantage of the 2020 CARES Act!
Text "itc" to phone number 56651.
Thank you for your support!

New tax incentives for charitable giving in 2020 came in March with passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The law gives donors who plan to take the standard deduction the option to claim an above-the-line deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions to operating charities. The CARES Act also gives donors who will itemize deductions an option to elect a 100% of AGI deduction limit for cash donations, and deduction amounts above this limit may be carried over for up to five years.

12/06/2020

Awesome news!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the cast of "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" (Best Ensemble) and to Catherine Butterfield (Best Original Story)! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
THANK YOU, Festigious International Film Festival! ๐Ÿ˜€

Watch on YouTube for a limited time! ๐ŸŽฅ
https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

12/02/2020

How wonderful! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

12/01/2020

Congratulations Catherine Butterfield! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

15 Best Screenplays & Original Stories - Congratulations to the finalists! www.filmfreeway.com/festigious

12/01/2020

It's GivingTuesday!

Dear Friend,

Your support helps Interact fund productions and sustain arts programming like InterPLAY, our summer theatre camp for underserved youth; "The Pulitzer Prize Winners: 10 Plays from 10 Decades" for Los Angeles Public Library; Monday Night Play Readings and the ITC Play Development Lab; and our biannual staged readings of classic plays at UCLA School of Law.

The year ahead is filled with promise...

PRODUCING more new media projects like our recent award-winning production of "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" written by our newest ensemble member, Catherine Butterfield.

PARTNERING with the Los Angeles Public Library to present six exciting Tony Awardยฎ winning plays, free and open to the public, as part of the library's LA MADE 2021 cultural enrichment program.

LAUNCHING a beautiful new website and logo!

We recently overhauled our bylaws and the entire structure of our company with the help of The Oertel Group, one of L.A.'s leading consulting firms specializing in the nonprofit sector, which will help us "set the stage" for 2021 and beyond.

We want to be ready to hit the ground running when this terrible pandemic is over!

Please consider donating to Interact today, GivingTuesday, and in your year-end giving. Every dollar counts, and no amount is too large or too small.

Whether you are a longtime Interact supporter or a first-time donor, thank you!

The company looks forward to seeing you again, in person, in 2021. In the meantime, please stay safe.

Sincerely,
Barry Heins, Artistic Director

Interact Theatre Company is rated GOLD by GuideStar. A receipt for your 100% tax-deductible gift will be automatically generated.

11/25/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿฆƒ

11/23/2020

Amazing news! "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" has been selected as a Festigious Official Selection! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Watch on YouTube and subscribe to our channel! https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

11/20/2020

"Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" has just been named a Los Angeles Film Awards Official Selection (Indie Short, low budget)! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Thank you LA Film Awards! ๐ŸŽฅ
Watch on our YouTube channel, and while you are there, please subscribe! https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

deadline.com 11/18/2020

โ€˜Deputyโ€™ Showrunner Kimberly A. Harrison Boards Terrence Howardโ€™s Mississippi Blues TV Drama From โ€˜Ozarkโ€™ Producer Zero Gravity

Two summers ago the ITC Play Development Lab presented the initial reading of the "Delta Blues" screenplay (formerly known as "Jim Crow Blues")at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. We are absolutely thrilled to watch it move forward towards production! ๐Ÿคž https://deadline.com/2020/11/kimberly-a-harrison-terrence-howard-mississippi-blues-tv-drama-ozark-zero-gravity-1234617083/

deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: Kimberly A. Harrison, who was previously showrunner of Foxโ€™s Stephen Dorff-fronted drama Deputy, has joined Terrence Howardโ€™s Delta Blues as showrunner. Harrison, who was a co-producer oโ€ฆ

11/14/2020

Attention writers!

11/13/2020

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is helping small L.A. professional theaters like ours make it through these tough times, and we sincerely thank them!
Special thanks to:
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
District 1: @HildaSolis
District 2: @MRidleyThomas
District 3: @SheilaKuehl
District 4: Supervisor Janice Hahn
and District 5: @KathrynBarger

Watch our latest production!
"Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" has been honored by Top Shorts and Indie Short Fest!
Available now at www.interactla.org!

#lacountyarts #lacountycares

11/09/2020

More good news! "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" is a Best Web and New Media finalist in the Indie Short Fest!
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

10/29/2020

WOOHOO!!! THANK YOU Top Shorts FILM FESTIVAL!!! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

10/26/2020

More good news! "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" is an Indie Short Fest official selection! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Watch on our YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

10/25/2020

"Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" written by Catherine Butterfield, directed by Barry Heins

Wonderful news! Thank you Top Shorts !

Watch on our YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/u_pkXB164m4

Comedy: A surprise Zoom birthday party has unexpected repercussions. (13 min.) CAST (in order of appearance) Amanda Carlin Tezz Yancey Colin Thomas Jennings ...

10/23/2020

โ€œJust Another Birthday in Bedlamโ€ is a Top Shorts Film Festival Quarter-Finalist for Best Comedy and Best Ensemble awards! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

filmfreeway.com 10/20/2020

Top Shorts

Wow! Amazing news! "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" is an Official Selection in the Top Shorts Film Festival! Thank you Top Shorts!

filmfreeway.com Known as the world's leading online film festival, Top Shorts is one of the best-reviewed festivals on FilmFreeway, with over 300 five star reviews. Top Shor...

10/15/2020

Watch "Just Another Birthday in Bedlam" on the Interact Theatre Company Los Angeles YouTube Channel, and while you're there please take a moment to subscribe! https://youtube.com/c/InteractTheatreCompanyLosAngeles

โ€œOne of the most exciting theatrical hamlets in the urban forestโ€ - L.A. Times

We are a collective of theatre professionals dedicated to nurturing our craft through the exploration, development and presentation of classic, contemporary, and original texts, providing a forum for educational and cultural enrichment, and creating a positive impact on audiences through the unique experience of live theatre.

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Congrats to everyone who took part in InterPLAY 2018, โ€œDream Makers.โ€ Great show today! Hope to see you again next year!...
Today is Day 2 of #InterPlay2017! Choreography Day! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
InterPlay 2017 "Opening Doors" has begun!

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Interact Theatre Company has earned its reputation as one of the most respected companies in the Los Angeles theatre community by presenting critically acclaimed productions for almost three decades under Actorsโ€™ Equity Associationโ€™s 99-Seat Plan and Agreement. Those productions have received, in total, almost 100 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, Valley Theatre League, Maddy and Scenie Awards. The company also received recognition from Assemblyman Tom LaBonge for its outstanding achievement in theatre. The Los Angeles Times praised ITC as โ€œone of L.A.โ€™s true theatre successes,โ€ and NoHo News called Interact โ€œa company of hard-hitting professionals with a rare and undeniable combination of heart and expertise.โ€

The company recently presented two hit plays: the West Coast premiere of the Off-Broadway comedy, โ€œNice Fish,โ€ by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, and โ€œOther Peopleโ€™s Moneyโ€ by Jerry Sterner, at Pico Playhouse.

Santa Monica Daily Pressโ€™s Cynthia Citron wrote of โ€œOther Peopleโ€™s Money,โ€ โ€œJerry Sternerโ€™s play is an earnest, extremely intelligent, beautifully written, and often funny play. And Oliver Muirheadโ€™s direction complements the dialogue perfectly. But the outstanding ingredient in this emotional potpourri is the solid performances of the five actors. Each of them is extraordinary in his own way, and together they form, in my view, the very best acting ensemble to be seen currently in Los Angeles.โ€

Of โ€œNice Fish,โ€ LA Weekly raved, โ€œBrilliant, stunningโ€ฆ Go!โ€, and the L.A. Daily News said โ€œExpect to be hooked.โ€ The Los Angeles Times gave ITC a Calendar section front page review, wherein veteran drama critic F. Kathleen Foley exclaimed, โ€œEven the design elements are first rate.โ€

InterPLAY, our highly lauded summer theatre camp for underserved youth in North Hollywood, celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2019, and โ€œThe Pulitzer Prize Winners: 10 Plays from 10 Decades,โ€ our month staged play readings for the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, played to capacity audiences. In 2019 the company also presented the Los Angeles premiere reading of โ€œRipcordโ€ by David Lindsay-Abaire, as part of Los Angeles Public Libraryโ€™s โ€œLA Madeโ€ series. 2019 also marked our 20th Anniversary of presenting two staged readings of classic plays per year for UCLA School of Law. The Los Angeles Public Library and UCLA School of Law staged readings are always open to the public and free of charge.

Interact Theatre Company continues to offer our members and patrons free online play readings and discussion forums via ZOOM, including a recent in-depth conversation on diversity, systemic prejudice, and inequality in our country, especially as it pertains to the BIPOC community. We at Interact know that the theatre can play a powerful role in changing perceptions and attitudes, and we are committed to using the artistic gifts that we have been blessed with to help nurture greater understanding and change.

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