Monday, November 24, 2008

InterAct Congratulates THE WAR PARTY's Meghan Heimbecker On Recent Engagement (Live. Onstage. In Front of an Amazed Audience.)

Left to Right: Chad Burkins and Meghan Heimbecker

Interesting and unexpected things happen on a regular basis when you work in theatre. And more often than not, they turn out to be better than anything even the most talented professional could create on stage.

Such was the case during the curtain call of the Saturday, November 15, performance of THE WAR PARTY, when featured actress Meghan Heimbecker received an extremely heartfelt (not to mention very memorable) proposal from her boyfriend, Chad Burkins. In front of several members of Meghan's family, and a theatre full of strangers, Chad popped up from the audience during Meghan's final bow only to pop out one of the most romantic proposals to have ever graced a theatrical stage. Meghan said, "yes," and an entirely new, and much more pleasant, meaning for the term "shock and awe" was born...

Everyone at InterAct congratulates Meghan and Chad
and wishes them the best of luck in their future together!

Left to Right: Chad Burkins, Susan Wilder, Meghan Heimbecker & Tim Moyer

[Photos provided by and used with the permission of the newly engaged couple.]

To learn more about Meghan Heimbecker and her career as an actress, director and teaching artist, visit her website:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

InterAct To Help Develop New Play by Aditi Kapil

We're excited to announce that InterAct has been chosen to participate as part of a consortium consisting of three national theatres and one theatre institute in Bulgaria that has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as a pilot project for its New Play Development Program, hosted by Arena Stage. Along with InterAct, Mixed Blood Theater (Minneapolis), Lark Development Center (New York City) and the Fourth World Theatre Institute (Bulgaria) will collaboratively support the development of Aditi Kapil’s newest play, AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP, over the next year. This dynamic and imaginative new play examines the collision of cultures, immigration and the American dream through the intersecting stories of five fascinating characters. InterAct will host a reading and workshop of the play in April 2009.

Aditi Kapil is an actress, writer, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden, and resides in Minneapolis, MN. She is a graduate of Macalester College with a BA in English and Dramatic Arts, has performed extensively in the Twin Cities and around the country, her writing has been nationally produced to critical acclaim, and her latest play, LOVE PERSON. has been nominated for the Blackburn Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.

- Seth Rozin
Producing Artistic Director

For more information about the work of Aditi Kapil visit her website: