Who are we?

Interboro Theater fosters the creativity of students in grades 9-12 by allowing 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 April. 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 is in her 5th year of teaching at Interboro High School after previously teaching at the Kindergarten Academy and Glenolden School. When not working with Interboro’s choirs and theater production, Ms. Knauss sings with the Mendelssohn Club. 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 14th year of teaching Special Education at Interboro High School. She is kept very busy with her two crazy sons, Wyatt and Eli! She also serves as a Steering Committee member for the Greater Philadelphia Cappies organization. As a graduate of Interboro High School (Class of 1999) and an alumni of Interboro Theater, Mrs. Oden is extremely excited to be joining this amazing program and sharing her passion for theater with her fellow Bucs!
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!
Mr. Brittany Hume
Mr. Brittany HumeCostume Director
Ms. Hume received her Bachelors of Science degree from Cabrini University and her Masters of Mathematics from Villanova. Although this is her 3rd year teaching at Interboro, she has taken on a new position as the Family and Consumer Science teacher. She is looking forward to working with the students again and helping to make another magical show (just no more making transformational dresses!)
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 10th 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. This is her second year at Interboro High School, and first year being a part of the theater family. Ms. Capuano is looking forward to working with the house crew members this year, and joining this fantastic program!​
Mrs. Noelle Ackland
Mrs. Noelle AcklandChoreographer
Mrs. Ackland (formerly known as Ms. Catino aka “Cat”) 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. In addition to co-advising the Yearbook, she is also the Program Director for the Greater Philadelphia Cappies. Legally Blonde marks Mrs. Ackland’s return “home” to Interboro Theater, and she is thrilled to work on her 16th show with the students and the Production Team.

Our Student Leaders

Malin Diguglielmo
Malin DiguglielmoTheater Guardian
Liam McCaffrey
Liam McCaffreyTheater Guardian
Bailey Collington
Bailey CollingtonSecretary
Morgan Ferriola
Morgan FerriolaTreasurer
Dylan Longale
Dylan LongaleSound Lead
Maddie Kane
Maddie KaneLighting Lead
Caroline Conway
Caroline ConwayCostume Lead
Roger Hummel
Roger HummelStage Manager
Hunter Jensen
Hunter JensenHouse Crew Lead
Lauren Ward
Lauren WardHouse Crew Lead