ITC Presents a Benefit Performance of


Starring Annie Abbott

Directed by Tony Award® Nominee Joel Zwick

Produced by Barry Heins

Running time: 60 min.

Free and open to the public – Donations appreciated!

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Annie Abbott’s engaging and inspiring tour de force is a tale of courage and resilience, told with humor, grace, and pathos.

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Thursday, August 6th, at 8 pm PT.

“In “Giving Up Is Hard To Do,” veteran stage and screen actor Annie Abbott shares her years of hard knocks and success – love, loss, and new love – with high-octane spirit and a great deal of humor.” – Lynne Heffley, The Los Angeles Times

“Exposing her wicked sense of humor, passionate heart, and soaring spirit, the audience was transfixed throughout.” – Pat Taylor, Nite Lights


Support for this event was provided through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts Development Fee Program.

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Interact Theatre Company is a collective of theatre professionals dedicated to nurturing our craft through the exploration, development and presentation of classic, contemporary, and original texts, providing a forum for educational and cultural enrichment, and creating a positive impact on audiences through the unique experience of live theatre.

“Since its inception in 1990, Interact Theatre Company has become known as one of the most exciting theatrical hamlets in the urban forest.” – F. Kathleen Foley, The Los Angeles Times

Interact Theatre Company, based in North Hollywood, is currently working in-residence at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

Mailing address:


11333 Moorpark St., PMB 391

North Hollywood, CA 91602-2618


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We hope to bring back “The Pulitzer Prize Winners: 10 Plays from 10 Decades” when the Los Angeles Public Library resumes its normal operations.

InterPlay 2020, our 26th annual summer theatre workshop for underserved youth, has been postponed until Spring, 2021.

Do you own plays at home that are just gathering dust? Donate them to the Amelia Earhart Regional Library!
In March 2019, Los Angeles lost a vital resource when the 70-year-old Samuel French Film & Theatre Bookshop permanently closed its doors. To fill the void, Interact Theatre Company is launching an ambitious campaign to help the Amelia Earhart Regional Library dramatically increase its inventory of plays. If you have plays or play compilations at home that you would like to donate to the library, please bring them with you to our readings. Together we will create a new go-to resource that will benefit our entire community for many decades to come!
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


We are grateful to The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for their support. When the pandemic is over we will resume our in-person member-sponsored Monday Night Play Readings and Play Development Lab at SCLA.

Our play readings happen every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. and consist of classic, contemporary, and original plays and screenplays, performed by company members and guest actors. During the pandemic, all readings and workshops will take place via Zoom. To be included on our guest list, please email

All ITC events are free or low cost and open to the public. Our schedule is subject to change, so please check the calendar tab at the top of this page regularly. 



Interact Theatre Company is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission



Interact Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is certified GOLD by GuideStar!

All contributions are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!