A very visible force in Tucson for over 49 years…
1400 N. First Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Susan Claassen Managing Artistic Director
James Blair, Associate Artistic Director
The Invisible Theatre (IT) of Tucson, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, is dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists. IT takes its name from the invisible energy that flows between a performer and audience, creating the magic of theatre. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent Off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and stage readings.
Under the leadership of Managing Artistic Director Susan Claassen and Associate Artistic Director James Blair, IT is strongly committed to community service and outreach programs. The current season includes a six-play main stage season, student/senior matinees, unique special events, educational tours, Project Pastime – an educational theatre program for the mentally challenged youth and seminars that encourage community dialogue.
The Invisible Theatre, the recipient of the 1999 Arizona Theatre Association Award for Best Producing Theatre Company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group and has long enjoyed both local and national recognition for its strong leadership role in the arts community. The theatre is administered by a professional staff and an advisory board, augmented by over 50 theatre artists annually. Productions take place in IT’s intimate 80-seat home space and at the 496-seat Berger Performing Arts Center. IT celebrates its 49th season with an even greater commitment to professionalism, artistic excellence, accessibility, freedom of expression and diverse programming – thus making the Invisible Theatre a very visible force in Tucson’s cultural community.