performance by Thatiana Oliveira, August 2011
Thank you to models: Cathy, Michael, Mateo and Alex
Filmed and edited by Zbigniew Kotkiewicz zkotkiewicz.com/
Sound by Tim Middleton
By Tena Štivičić
Directed by Douglas Rintoul
Choreographed by Darren Johnston
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Lighting Design by Katharine Williams
Sound Design by Emma Laxton
Dramaturg Synne Behrndt
Cast: Liam Bergin, Anna Elijasz, Jon Foster, Krystian Godlewski, Gracy Goldman, Mark Jax and Bridgitta Roy.
‘Yes, that’s exactly what they’ve been waiting for in this country – you with your sewing kit.’
Invisible is a funny, moving and topical portrayal of the world in flux.
Lara left home convinced that hard work would find her a better life. Anton finds himself suspended sixteen floors up, cleaning windows. Malik dreams of a country where women apparently walk round half-naked while Felix, despite a pretty wife and a lucrative future, just finds it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Amid the world of visas and wind turbines, commuter flights and nightclubs, fairy tales and tabloid press, a chance meeting drives disparate lives towards a chilling point of no return.
Invisible is about journeys and the convergence of different people and cultures. It is also a funny, moving and topical portrayal of the world in flux and a clear-eyed exploration of the many sides of migration.
Written by Croatia's leading playwright Tena Štivičić, directed by Douglas Rintoul (Barbican, Complicite) and choreographed by Darren Johnston (Laban Award for Outstanding Choreographic Achievement) Invisible explores the many sides of migration, a state known to man for over 80,000 years.
Invisible follows TRANSPORT’s acclaimed productions of Europe at The Barbican, London and Elegy at the Edinburgh Festival.
“Moving” ✭✭✭✭ Whatsonstage
“Powerful” ✭✭✭✭ Public Reviews
“Highly uplifting” The Stage
“Ensemble acting at its best” Evening Star
“Likely to draw enthusiastic applause wherever it goes” East Anglian Daily Times
"Superlative" **** The Telegraph on Europe
“Vivid storytelling…powerful production” ****
The List on Elegy
“A real find” The Times on Tena Štivičić's Fragile.
Public Feedback for Invisible:
“Enthralling from start to finish”
“Love the play. I think it hugely important,funny&insightful.Stivicic will be one of the most influential writers of this age”
“We really enjoyed it, deserves to sell out!”
“A very fine show.”
“Really great play”
“Gripping new play”
“Go see this!”
“One of the best pieces of theatre we've seen in years”
“Highly recommend Invisible @NewWolsey till Sat. Deft direction by Doug Rintoul, great acting, sublime script by Croatia's Tena Stivicic”
“Just left "Invisible" @NewWolsey. It is such a good play.”
Are myths the fruit of prohibitions? Myths are the unknown, what’s untenable, inaccessible; once you access a myth it stops been one. So, do we impose emotional censorship to ourselves? What are the limits? What’s acceptable and what’s not and why? Are we restricted by physical issues or should we be more afraid of our emotional fragility?
Flashing Bodies / A8 / Censura Emocional by Completely Naked, comissioned by Escrita Na Paissagem. Evora, Portugal 2011.
Video by Pablo Robertson de Unamuno.
More at completelynaked.co.uk