THE INVISIBLE – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

 

Love the music to The Invisible? Then you’re in luck because we’re finally creating a soundtrack! And that’s not all, we’re also recording one for our smash-hit, Vigilante. But we need your help!
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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 their 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 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.

 

DEVELOPED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S
NATIONAL CREATION FUND.
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. In February 2020, the production had a two-week run a the Maclab Theatre in Edmonton. In 2022, the show toured to Vancouver where it played at The York Theatre, presented by The Cultch.

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WINNER OF 3 BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY – Jonathan Christenson
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN –
Bretta Gerecke
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN –
Bretta Gerecke
NOMINATED FOR SEVEN STERLING WARDS
Outstanding Production of a Musical
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“as stunning visually as it is musically”

– The Calgary Herald

“particularly stunning in a kind of warrior ballet”

– The Calgary Herald

Creative Team

Script, Songs & Direction - Jonathan Christenson

Set, Lights, Costume and Projection Design - Bretta Gerecke

Original Choreographer  - Laura Krewski

2022 Choreographer - Courtney Arsenault

Sound Designer  - Matthew Skopyk

Music and Musical Direction  - Jonathan Christenson & Matthew Skopyk

Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley

Stage Manager - John Raymond

Musical Director (Vocals) - Ruth Alexander

Projection Associates - Jordan Dowler-Coltman & Ian McClellan

Assistant Stage Manager - Frances Bundy

COVD Coordinator/Production Assistant - Melanie Bahniuk

Associate Sound Designer - Michael Caron

Assistant Technical Director - Kevin Green

Dialect Coach - Doug Mertz

Costume Associate - Jonathan Beaudoin

Costumer  - Josée Chartrand

2022 Touring Cast  - Kristi Hansen, Kaylee Harwood, Melissa MacPherson, Sarah Nairne, Amanda Trapp, Tahirih Vejdani, Justine Westby.

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 Invisible is a deliciously dramatic story inspired by women whose heroic acts have, until now, gone unsung.”

– The Gateway

” the music seethes with energy and passion”

– The Calgary Herald