THE INVISIBLE – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare
WINNER OF 3 BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY – Jonathan Christenson
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN – Bretta Gerecke
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN – Bretta Gerecke
France. 1940. After months of training and successful missions, The Invisible are sent on one of their most dangerous missions to date. Seven exceptional female operatives risk their lives to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda and espionage — breaking with decorum and defying expectations, these women achieve the impossible, helping to bring down the greatest threat of our time, only to go completely unseen. This genre-busting mash-up of historical research, film-noir, graphic novels, and musical theatre is a contemporary portrait of brave 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.
Inspired by the stories of real life female SOE’s, The Invisible is a musical tour-de-force.
Development of The Invisible has also been supported by Vertigo Theatre.
The Invisible played at Keyano Theatre, and its premiere production was held at Vertigo Theatre in the spring of 2019.
“This show takes a dash of Captain America, a dollop of Agent Carter, and a fistful of Wonder Woman, and adds the sensibility of Bob Fosse.”– The Globe & Mail
“as stunning visually as it is musically”– The Calgary Herald
Script, Songs & Direction - Jonathan Christenson
Set, Lights, Costume and Projection Design - Bretta Gerecke
Choreographer - Laura Krewski
Sound Designer - Matthew Skopyk
Music and Musical Direction - Jonathan Christenson & Matthew Skopyk
Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley
Production Manager - Bryan Steele
Stage Manager - John Raymond
Production Associates - Jordan Dowler-Coltman & Jeff Osterlin
Assistant Stage Manager - Nyssa Beairsto
Assistant Production Manager - Kevin Green
Assistant Director - Braydon Dowler-Coltman
Dialect Coach - Doug Mertz
Programming Assistant (Music) - Brayden Saunders
Assistant Designer - Jonathan Beaudoin
2020 Cast Featured At The Citadel - Kristi Hansen, Tara Jackson, Melissa MacPherson, Marie Mahabal, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp, Justine Westby.
2020 Musicians - Christina Cuglietta, Stephanie Urquhart, Tatiana Zagorac
2019 Cast (featured in photos and video) - Hailey Gillis, Kristi Hansen, Melissa MacPherson, Kaitlyn Semple, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp, Justine Westby.
” the music seethes with energy and passion”– The Calgary Herald
“particularly stunning in a kind of warrior ballet”– The Calgary Herald