InterAct is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater. The company's decision to award 20 new play commissions over six seasons is evidence of its commitment to new work, as is InterAct's founding membership in the National New Play Network, an alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays. The Center has supported InterAct's strategic planning to build partnerships with local organizations that will enhance its impact, and helped it reimagine the Adrienne Theater—the venue where InterAct, alongside several other performing companies, makes its home. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, given one of its earliest productions at InterAct, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
InterAct Theatre Company developed the world premiere of A House With No Walls by resident playwright and Pew Fellow Thomas Gibbons. The work centers on a conflict between a conservative African American academic and a liberal, Afro-centric political activist, as they debate the proposed site for the new American Liberty Museum. The play questions whether or not African Americans should embrace the legacy of slavery as their primary cultural identity or discard this mantle of "victimhood." Directed by Seth Rozin, the play was produced by four other member-theaters in the National New Play Network. The script was published by Playscripts.