Who are we?

Interboro Theater fosters the creativity of students in grades 9-12 at Interboro High Schook, Prospect Park, PA. We allow them to explore their talents in dramatic, musical, and technical aspects of the performing arts. Two productions are held annually, a fall play in December and a spring musical in March. Through the rehearsal process, students learn skills in collaboration, teamwork, responsibility, and respect. We refer to ourselves as a family, and treat each other as such. When our students graduate and become alumni, they know that no matter where life takes them, they will always have a home here with Interboro Theater.

Meet the Interboro Theater team!

Ms. Hannah Knauss
Ms. Hannah KnaussDirector/Vocal Director
Ms. Knauss holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from West Chester University and a Masters of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Cabrini University. Ms. Knauss began teaching at Interboro High School in 2014 after previously teaching at the Kindergarten Academy and Glenolden School. When not working with Interboro’s choirs and theater production, Ms. Knauss sings with local community choirs and provides private voice and piano instruction. Ms. Knauss is thrilled to be working with an incredible production team to bring her love of theater to the students and the Interboro community.
Mrs. Shannon Oden
Mrs. Shannon OdenAssistant Director
Mrs. Oden received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Temple University and earned her Masters in Educational Foundations from Widener University. She is in her 17th year of teaching Special Education at Interboro High School. She is kept very busy with her two crazy sons, Wyatt and Eli! As a graduate of Interboro High School (Class of 1999) and an alumni of Interboro Theater, Mrs. Oden is extremely excited to be a part of this amazing program and sharing her passion for theater with her fellow Bucs!
Mrs. Noelle Ackland
Mrs. Noelle AcklandChoreographer
Mrs. Ackland has been teaching in the English Department at Interboro High School since 2007. She trained for 16 years in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical at Expression of Dance in Nazareth, PA before earning her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Theater, and Master of Education from Temple University. She is also the Program Director for the Greater Philadelphia Cappies, a critics and awards program for high school theater. Putnam marks Mrs. Ackland’s 17th show with Interboro Theater and she is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful family!
Mr. Daniel Friel
Mr. Daniel FrielPit Conductor
Mr. Friel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a Jazz Concentration from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in Music Technology from Valley Forge Christian College. This is his 14th year teaching in the Interboro School District. Mr. Friel is the High School Concert Band Director, High School Jazz Band Director, and Assistant Marching Band Director.
Ms. Gabrielle Capuano
Ms. Gabrielle CapuanoHouse Crew Manager
Ms. Capuano received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in Spanish Education from West Chester University and her Masters from Wilkes University. This is her fifth year at Interboro High School, and third year being a part of the theater family. Ms. Capuano is looking forward to working with the house crew members this year and being apart of the theater family!
Mr. Michael Yarabinee
Mr. Michael YarabineeTechnical Director
Michael is a senior studying at Neumann University with a Major in Communications & Digital Media and a Minor in Computer Science. He has always had a passion for telling a story through audio and lighting while tying a show together with the use of technology. He also currently freelances as an audio and lighting designer/engineer for many concert and theatre venues around the Philadelphia area. Graduating alongside the class of 2013, Michael is a Proud Alumni of Interboro High School and the Interboro Theater Program. He is thrilled to continuously have the opportunity to Technical Direct shows alongside an amazing staff at Interboro Theater!
Ms. Alyssa Evans
Ms. Alyssa EvansProps Master
Alyssa Evans is an Interboro Theater Alum and a graduate of Temple University’s Film and Media Arts Program. Since graduating in 2019 Alyssa has been working on film, music video, television, and commercial shoots. Her focus is in the art department where she specializes in Art Direction, Props Fabrication, Set Dressing, and Set Decorating. As a member of the Art Department, Alyssa remains conscious of the director’s vision and works to bring their ideas to visual fruition. This year, Alyssa will be working with our theater students to highlight the importance of prop design! She hopes that they will come out of this show season with an understanding of the intricacies and excitement of the art department.
Ms. Brittany Hume
Ms. Brittany HumeCostume Director
Ms. Hume received her Bachelors of Science degree from Cabrini University and her Masters of Mathematics from Villanova. She is looking forward to working with the students again and helping to make another magical show (just no more making transformational dresses!)