Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

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Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts was founded in 1996 and is currently located in the Creative Enterprise Zone in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We are a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing studio and performing arts opportunities for artists with disabilities ages 18+ to pursue a career in the creative field of their choice. We create change with our artists through radical inclusion and by challenging perceptions of disability through art.

Here are some of the reasons to support Interact:

“My daughter Naa has Down syndrome. Her first job was cleaning a local mall in the early mornings before the stores opened – before anyone would see her. I was told she was lucky to have this job, but I knew that she had more to offer the world. And then I found Interact. My daughter is now recognized as a talented artist, bowing along side her colleagues to standing ovations from audiences who watch her dance in Interact Theater productions.”

— Naa Abashie Moreaux, proud mother of an Interact performing artist.

Since 1996, Interact’s mission to create art that challenges perceptions of disability has opened up new horizons for people like Naa – artists with disabilities from whom very little may once have been expected, but whose lives have now been transformed as talented, creative, contributing members of our communities.

Actor/storyteller/playwright Kevin Kling tells us that:

"Seeing an Interact show makes you feel better about being a human being."

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