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Broadway World Review: Invisible Theatre Opens 51st Season with THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

  Review: Invisible Theatre Opens 51st Season with THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT  The play is based on a book transcribed from a controversial essay. by  Robert Encila-Celdran   Sep. 05, 2022              At the heart of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is the heady and contentious intersection of journalism and creative prose. Invisible Theatre's 51st season-opener is based on John D'Agata's book of the same title, co-authored by Jim Fingal, who had served as a fact checker of John D'Agata's original essay from which the book was transcribed. Prior to their shared achievement, the authors had a wrangling seven-year discourse related to questionable details about D'Agata's otherwise compelling narrative about the culture of suicide in Las Vegas. The 2003 essay, titled  What Happens There

KXCI Broad Perspectives Radio interview with Susan Claassen

  91.3 KXCI Broad Perspectives Radio with co-hosts Kathleen Harris and Aspen Green were thrilled to have Tucson's treasure, Susan Claassen, the Managing Artistic Director of Invisible Theatre on Sunday's show.  Suz shared IT's 51st Anniversary Season, a Fabulous Fundraising Concert coming up, FOR THE LOVE OF IT! with Amanda McBroom, what's Edith Head up to? And will SUZ be in this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade? So much to know, use the link below to listen!


 INVISIBLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES AN EXCITING AND DIVERSE LINEUP OF PLAYS FOR ITS 2022-2023 SEASON!  (April 1, 2022, Tucson, AZ); Invisible Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director, Susan Claassen and Associate Directors James Blair and Betsy Kruse Craig, announce six plays for the company’s 51st Anniversary Season. The lineup includes the SW premieres of acclaimed Off-Broadway contemporary plays, romantic comedies, the Arizona premieres of the award-winning musical tribute to the great Billie Holiday with BILLIE! - Backstage with Lady Day and intimate portraits of outspoken “Defenders of Liberty” like witty and brassy Molly Ivins in RED HOT PATRIOT: The KickAss Wit of Molly Ivins and the Off-Broadway acclaimed WIESENTHAL that tells the compelling story of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. The season also includes THE SABBATH GIRL, a contemporary comedy with an old-fashioned heart, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, a unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words f
 INVISIBLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 2022-2023 SEASON THE INVISIBLE THEATRE INVISIBLE THEATRE AUDITIONS 2022-2023 SEASON Please prepare one 2-3 minute monologue from contemporary theatrical literature showcasing your range.  We are casting for main stage and special event productions from July 2022-May 2023.  Please email your headshot and resume prior to the audition to and bring a hard copy. Ages 18-85 are welcome to audition. All positions are paid.  Final play selections will be announced by April 1, 2022.  IT values diversity, embraces those with differences in religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.  Call Betsy at 520-884-0672 with questions.
  EMERGENCY BY DANIEL BEATY ADDS TWO MATINEES, SATURDAY 2/26 AND SUNDAY 2/27 PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS!  HERE IS CHUCK GRAHAM'S WONDERFUL REVIEW! CALL 520-882-9721 OR photo by Tim Fuller Myani Watson (top), Richard "Chomps" Thompson (center) and To-Ree-Nee Wolf (front) create 40 different roles in "Emergency." "Emergency” by Daniel Beaty is a cry for freedom, a plea for reason, set in a fanciful scenario among startled New Yorkers in pre-COVID times, panicked to see a slave ship rise up out of the harbor waters in front of the Statue of Liberty. “Emergency” premiered in 2006 at the Public Theater in Manhattan. Beaty is a talent-driven actor, singer, writer and community activist who presented “Emergency” as an 85-minute solo performance with 40 different roles. Susan Claassen, Invisible Theatre's managing artistic director, saw that production and has been trying to bring “Emergency” to Tucson ever since. Now here in IT's 50