Friday, October 29, 2010

Video Trailer for SILVERHILL...

Watch the video trailer for InterAct's SILVERHILL...

Links to more information about SILVERHILL:

Purchase Tickets

Read Toby Zinman's Philadelphia Inquirer Review

An Interview with Playwright Thomas Gibbons

An Interview with Director Seth Rozin

Philadelphia Inquirer: SILVERHILL is an "Impassioned" "Fine New Play..."

Check out these excerpts from Toby Zinman's review of SILVERHILL in today's Inquirer:

A Utopia Beset by Lust and Conflict

By Toby Zinman
Friday, October 29, 2010

... Silverhill is the name of Thomas Gibbons' fine new play at InterAct Theatre Company and it's also the name of a 19th-century utopian religious community, based on the Oneida community in upstate New York. The very word utopia means "no place" - but that doesn't seem to stop anybody from hoping this time will be different.

Begin with the set... a huge metal gate, the name emblazoned across it. The question is, does the gate lock the world out or the community in?

... The pleasures of a good historical drama are many... their problems are our problems, and their solutions shed light on ours, since Gibbons gives each point of view an impassioned monologue.

... Strife, both economic and sexual, ensues, raising questions about human nature: Is love always possessive? Is male competition always sexual? Is innocence good or foolish? Is capitalism inevitably soul-destroying? Is private ownership a function of individuality? Does leadership always become tyranny? Do the young always rebel against the rules of their society? Good stuff to think about.

Seth Rozin directs the strong cast.

Links to more information about SILVERHILL:

Purchase Tickets

Read Toby Zinman's Entire Inquirer Review

An Interview with Playwright Thomas Gibbons

An Interview with Director Seth Rozin

Watch the Video Trailer of SILVERHILL

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Rep Radio's Kristen Scatton interviews playwright Thomas Gibbons, director Seth Rozin and actor Nancy Boykin on the inspiration behind SILVERHILL and what it takes to put a world premiere play on stage...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SILVERHILL Featured at

InterAct's good friend Samantha Clarke, who was featured in the cast of last season's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, writes about the Philadelphia theatre scene at Her latest column features several quotes from playwright Thomas Gibbons about his inspiration behind writing SILVERHILL.

Read Her Latest Column Here

Monday, October 25, 2010

SILVERHILL Director Interview with

In the second of a series of interviews with Philadelphia theatre directors, Joel Markowitz of interviewed Seth Rozin, director of InterAct's production of SILVERHILL, about the world premiere of the new play, his long-standing working relationship with playwright Thomas Gibbons, and what makes InterAct a unique theatre on the Philadelphia scene.

Before I plan a trip to Philadelphia, I always check to see if InterAct has a show running. This weekend, 6 members of The Ushers and Broadway Bound Meetup will be heading to Philly with me for a theatre-filled weekend. I can’t wait to introduce them to the brilliance of InterAct’s productions by attended their new production of Silverhill. I asked Director Seth Rozin to tell us about the production...

InterAct & Mural Arts on the Red Carpet at the Barrymores

Check out this interview with Seth Rozin, InterAct Producing Artistic Director, and Jane Golden, Mural Arts' Executive Director, during the Actors' Equity Association Red Carpet pre-show at the 2010 Barrymore Awards ceremony. InterAct and Mural Arts went on to win the award for New Approaches to Collaborations Award for CITY OF NUMBERS by Sean Christopher Lewis:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

InterAct Wins Three 2010 Barrymore Awards

On Monday, October 4, the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia celebrated the 2009/2010 theatre sSeason by announcing the 2010 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre at a gala ceremony held at the Walnut Street Theatre. InterAct was the recipients of three Barrymore Awards (out of five nominations). InterAct extends a big "Congratulations!" and "Thank You!" to the artists, designers and everyone who worked on these productions:

The Brown Martin Philadelphia Award

The Ted and Stevie Wolf Award for New Approaches to Collaborations
InterAct Theatre Company & City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for CITY OF NUMBERS: mixtape of a city...

Outstanding Choreography/Movement
John Bellomo & Tony “Hitman” Stetson for

Now in its 16th year, the Barrymore Awards are the Greater Philadelphia region's only comprehensive theatre awards program, recognizing artists for excellence and innovation while serving to increase awareness of the richness of the local theatre community. The Barrymore Awards are a nationally recognized symbol of excellence for theatre in this region, raising the bar for the work produced by local theatres and individual artists, and generating significant coverage in all the local newspapers and in national trade publications. Each year, over 120 shows produced by the region's professional theatres are reviewed by the Barrymore Voters. This year, 24 of Theatre Alliance's 76 member theatres received nominations for a total of 40 productions.
For a complete list of nominees and winners, check out these links:
Theatre Alliance's Complete List of Recipients & Nominees
Philadelphia Inquirer's Coverage of the Ceremony