The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray, April 2019
Vertigo Theatre, Calgary, May 2019

The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare focuses on an elite team of female spies, members of the “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”, secretly created after the fall of France in 1940 to sabotage the Nazi war machine. Charismatic Canadian millionaire William Stephenson convinced Churchill & Roosevelt that the Nazis could only be stopped by taking the war off the battlefield & putting it in the hands of civilians, waging a secret guerrilla war & ‘setting Europe ablaze’!

As male agents were increasingly identified & targeted by the Nazis, however, female agents were recruited from around the world & trained at secret camps throughout the UK & Canada. Inspired by the stories of this international team of female agents, we’re reimagining their struggle through a 21st Century lens. Drawing upon historical research, film noir, spy fiction, & graphic novels, The Invisible is a genre busting, multilingual, “film noir musical” for our times, a contemporary portrait of seven extraordinary women who risked their lives to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda & espionage during WWII, only to find themselves betrayed by the very world they believed they were fighting for.


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Creative Team

Creative Team

Jonathan Christenson - Direction, Book, Music & Lyrics

Bretta Gerecke - Production Designer

Laura Krewski - Cheoreographer

Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley

Matthew Skopyk - Music Producer

Brooklyne Alexander - Production Manager

John Raymond - Stage Manager

Nyssa Beairsto - Assistant Stage Manager

Featuring: - Hailey Gillis, Kristi Hansen, Jamie Konchak, Melissa MacPherson, Kaitlyn Semple, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp.