Thursday, August 4, 2011

InterAct Commemorates 9/11 with Free Reading of A HUMAN EQUATION

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th, InterAct will present a concert reading of A HUMAN EQUATION by Philadelphia playwright Peter Bonilla. The reading will take place Sunday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., in the SkyBox, 3rd Floor of The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. The reading is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Call InterAct's Box Office at 215.568.8077 to make a reservation.

InterAct's reading will feature Tim Moyer, Dan Kern, Maia DeSanti, Kittson O’Neill, Cheryl Williams, and David Bardeen.

In the wake of 9/11, Congress created the 
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, an unprecedented endeavor that compensated the victims of the attacks. As special master of the fund, Kenneth Feinberg found himself elevated to a position of influence unequaled in American history. His task was to place unique values on each of the 3,000 lives that had been lost. In the course of his nearly 1,000 meetings with the families of 9/11, Feinberg became a lightning rod for their outrage, came face to face with their grief and fear, and was forced to reconsider his most basic notions of human character and strength. A HUMAN EQUATION is a moving docudrama that juxtaposes the life of the controversial fund with Feinberg's personal journey, as he attempted to evaluate human life in the aftermath of a nation-defining event.
The World Premiere of
will take place in
Tucson, AZ  in September

Peter Bonilla (playwright) became a part of the InterAct family while on staff as Literary Manager from August 2005 to April 2008. During his tenure, he served as dramaturg of the World Premiere productions of Thomas Gibbons’ A HOUSE WITH NO WALLS and Seth Rozin’s BLACK GOLD, among many others. Peter was on the literary committee of the National New Play Network, and for two years was on the reading committee for the NNPN’s Smith Prize. Originally from Washington, D.C., Peter received his undergraduate degrees in Theater Arts and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a 2008 recipient of a playwriting fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. A HUMAN EQUATION is Peter's first play.

While in development, A HUMAN EQUATION was featured as part of  
PlayPenn's 2008 line-up. It is scheduled to receive its World Premiere production at Winding Road Theater Ensemble in Tucson, AZ, in September 2011.