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'Miracles' gives voice to struggles of autism

'Miracles' gives voice to struggles of autism INVISIBLE THEATER WILL STAGE THIS WORK IN PROGRESS NEXT WEEK 'Miracles' gives voice to struggles of autism Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 Higgins first penned "Miracles" in 1997. Though he's made some changes since then, he hasn't turned his attention to the script for some time. Enter Susan Claassen, director of the IT production. She liked the play; she wanted changes. "It's about faith, and how much can we effect change by believing in something," she says. "Can we evolve to the point where we can accept people for who they are rather than who we want them to be?" ----- Read the entire preview here: 'Miracles' gives voice to struggles of autism

Respect for the Craft | Review | Tucson Weekly

Respect for the Craft | Review | Tucson Weekly Respect for the Craft Invisible Theatre celebrates four full decades of Tucson productions by Sherilyn Forrester Tucson's Invisible Theatre has something that few theaters anywhere can claim: a full four-decade history. In 1971, with a controversial war dividing the country, baby boomers coming of age and a cultural revolution well underway, grassroots theaters were springing up all around the country, in the belief that young, new voices could change the world. Most of those groups, underfunded and lacking experienced leadership, sputtered and died. But in Tucson, the Invisible Theatre—born to produce original plays developed by company members—is celebrating its 40th birthday. According to managing artistic director Susan Claassen, who has a 36-year history with the group, the theater was established in 1971 as a playwrights' theater, but financial challenges resulted in several members of the group leaving Tucson for what they h