Founding program director David Sanders established Writing Aloud in 1999 to present diverse voices in contemporary fiction by the region’s best writers, read on stage by professional actors. Writing Aloud quickly established itself as the region’s premiere reading series and has attracted sold-out audiences, has been featured in special broadcasts on WHYY-FM public radio.
The 2007-2008 season featured writing by Carol F. Dixon, Vashti Bandy, JB Traino, Tally Brennan, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Jennifer Williamson, Harry Humes, Julia MacDonell, William Hoffman, Maggie Fay, R.A. Lopata, Jacob M. Appel, Randall Brown, Alix Ohlin, and many more.
Produced by InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, Writing Aloud is a reading series that presents contemporary short fiction read on stage by professional actors. Writers featured in the series are from Pennsylvania and the greater Philadelphia area, or have a strong Philadelphia connection. Selected stories are read before a live audience at InterAct Theatre.
InterAct offers a variety of internships both during the summer and during the academic year, covering all areas of production, development, and administration. All internships at InterAct have a modest component of general company work, including but not limited to helping with mailings, general office work, and phone answering. In addition, there are several ways to get involved with the company as a volunteer.