InterACT at Home

While our theaters are dark, we’ve created exciting free and ticketed virtual programming and events that give you an up-close look at the inner workings of theater and an opportunity to interact with artists and other theatergoers, expand your imagination in new ways, and help build a better world through theater.

at Home for Free

Place: Here. Time: Now.

A monthly series of freewheeling conversations between A.C.T’s Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon, eminent theater artists, and thought leaders on where they are in the present moment. Tune in to learn what is top of mind for some of the nation’s most curious and creative thinkers as they discuss and argue about theater and the world around them. How did we get here? What possibilities do they see ahead? How do they imagine change?

In this next episode, A.C.T. Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon talks with new Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Artistic Director Margo Hall and outgoing Magic Theatre Artistic Director Loretta Greco about their common origins at Catholic University, their career paths in the Bay Area, and what’s next.

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Takes on a Scene

Artists provide commentary—their takes—on a specific scene from a recent A.C.T. production. Get a feel for the different points of view and the choices that go into bringing a script to life.

In this scene from Both Your Houses, director Mina Morita, playwright Susan Soon He Stanton, and dramaturg Joy Meads share their unique insight on working with an ensemble cast, power dynamics in the theater, and backstage wardrobe mishaps.


Meads Reads

In this book club for plays, Director of Dramaturgy and New Work Joy Meads hosts a lively conversation about an irresistibly rich dramatic text. After reading the same play, the group will gather on Zoom to dig into its juicy layers of meaning. Each play comes with a suggestion for dinner from a local restaurant and/or a drink recipe from a local mixologist, and we will partner with small publishers, local booksellers, and individual playwrights to make scripts available.

The next book club is coming soon!



Take 10

Fun interactive theater games for all ages from A.C.T.'s Manager of Community Programs Stephanie Wilborn. Take 10 minutes to let you imagination soar and laugh with friends and family. Tune in for a new game every week with different hosts.

In this episode of Take 10, we're bringing you Part 2 of How to Rap with teaching artist Sierra Gonzalez. Dive in to the process of building your first lines from scratch—it's time to bring your inner poet alive!

New episodes of Take 10 will return in 2021!



Virtual Wallpapers

Enjoy these A.C.T. - themed wallpapers that are sure to brighten up any virtual meeting.

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The Geary Theater Wallpaper
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The Strand Theater Wallpaper
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Toni Stone Wallpaper
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Men on Boats Wallpaper
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Seascape Wallpaper
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