RealTime Interventions creates theatrical events and public experiences that depend upon the immediate nature of live and real-time art: events that come to life when people come together. We seek to generate human connection, curiosity and wonder with our work, and to help audiences re-see their surroundings in new and unexpected ways. RealTime creates narrative art in rich conversation with a broad range of collaborators, from theater artists to scientists to rock bands to social workers to our neighbors down the street. We seek to create vibrant “companies” with every new project, peopled by individuals from diverse walks of life and realms of experience who are bound by the creative impulse driving each piece, or their stake in the story we are telling together.
who we are
Molly Rice (Artistic Director) is a playwright and experience designer whose work has been developed/ produced in NYC (Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Women’s Project, NYTW, New Georges, 54 Below) and nationally (American Repertory Theater, Montana Rep, Salvage Vanguard, Trinity Rep, Kitchen Dog, Perishable Theater, etc.). Her work and articles about her work can be seen in American Theater Magazine, The Dramatist, Dramatics Magazine, Kenyon Review, Play: A Journal, Indie Theater Now, Clarkson Potter Press, Heinemann Press, and various local and national news sources, including the New York Times.
Commissions include NYU/ Tisch MFA Acting Program, New Georges, Montclair University, Pace University, Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art and The Drilling Company. Honors and awards include Brown University’s Weston Prize, Women’s International Theater Festival, Princess Grace Award (finalist), O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2-time finalist), nominations for the New York Innovative Theater Awards, the Pittsburgh Mayor’s Award for Public Art, and the Kesselring Fellowship, and participation in the Montclair and Pace New Works Initiatives with director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Hadestown) and composer Orion Johnstone.
Recent productions include Khūrākī, a city-wide celebration of Pittsburgh’s Afghan refugees; Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers (most recently at NYC’s 54 Below); Futurity: A Musical by the Lisps (book co-writer, additional text and story) at American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, 2012) and Soho Rep (NYC, 2015; Lucille Lortel Award for Best New Musical, 2016); and THE SAINTS TOUR, a site-specific traveling play that has appeared in neighborhoods across the country since 2009. Over the years THE SAINTS TOUR has incorporated the talents of many diverse artists such as MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, Rachel Chavkin, and Dave Malloy (all recent Tony nominees); musicians Lady Rizo, Tyrone Cotton, Heather Christian, and Rick Burkhardt, and the band Ponyhof; celebrated visual artists Vanessa German (Don Tyson Award winner, 2018), Lenka Clayton (Guggenheim Social Practice Grant recipient), David Pohl, Lindsey Scherloum, and James Simon; and community organizations like the Salvation Army, Grow Pittsburgh, Judson Memorial Church, and Cherry Lane Theater, among others.
Molly currently teaches Playwriting in the Point Park Writing for Screen and Stage MFA program. She is a longtime musician/ songwriter. When she was 18 one of her songs made the Top 100 Charts in Alaska. She still doesn’t know what number it was.