On today’s podcast, I caught up with Artistic Director, Seth Rozin, to talk about the first year at The Drake. While it has only been a year, the conversations began in 2013. On the edge of completing a 2.97 million campaign, Interact aims to create an inclusive space where all are welcome, including resident partners PlayPenn, Simpatico, Azuka and Inis Nua. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT INTERACT and THE DRAKE CAMPAIGN
Dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political, and cultural issues of our time.
InterAct has transformed the former ballroom of The Drake (1512 Spruce Street, Philadelphia) into a new, dual theater facility in the heart of the City’s cultural district.
PlayPenn, Simpatico Theatre Project, Azuka Theatre, and Inis Nua Theatre will join InterAct as Resident Partners at The Drake, which will host 250+ performances of world and Philadelphia premiere productions, new play readings and workshops, classes, and public conversations for over 18,000 patrons, annually.
The Drake will be cultivated as a social and artistic hub for the region’s burgeoning “new play” community. With the 120 seat Proscenium Theatre, the flexible 75-seat Louis Bluver Theatre, and two lobbies, the new venue will be a place where theatre makers come to read, write, research, discuss, exchange, devise, rehearse and attend new plays.
Audiences will enjoy a newly renovated venue with comfortable seats and leg room, 10 modern public bathrooms, expanded concessions, a fully appointed box office, and spacious lobbies.