Griffin, a black American volunteer arrives from New York City to help build a village school and escape his church’s probing into his sexuality. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with a group of destitute, orphaned teenagers, he becomes obsessed with a mission that will change his and their lives forever. From the beautiful rolling hills of the Ugandan countryside to a stifling apartment in New York City, from a joyous celebration of African youth to a terrifying abduction 8000 miles away, Invisible Thread documents the story of a man battling to find his place in a world full of injustice and inhumanity and explores the question “is changing the world even possible?”
Invisible Thread is headed to Broadway in 2015. It had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in 2014 under the direction of Tony Winner, Diane Paulus. The show is the recipient of the 2012 and 2014 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, ASCAP’s Dean Kay Award, ASCAP’s Harold Adamson Award, and a grant from Conde Nast c/o Summit Series. It was workshopped at Disney/ASCAP (hosted by composer Stephen Schwartz) and at the Vineyard Arts Project/Art Farm. It has been performed in concert around the world as an opening for the band FUN and at events including Summit Series in Lake Tahoe, The Lido Investment Symposium in Beverly Hills, The Rattlestick Theatre New Play Festival in New York City, and Tedx Wall Street.
Our first impression after seeing a staged reading of Invisible Thread at Columbia University: “This show is something we have never, ever experienced before.” We instantaneously knew we had to be involved.
Invisible Thread will change the face of musical theater. It will redefine who lines up for a show, how young artists write productions and most importantly, how activists use theater to share their stories.
The Seaview team has supported this production from a very early stage of development, serving as creative producer as it moves towards Broadway. From page to stage we’ve supported the artists, resulting in an increased awareness of the skills needed to collaborate with a creative team.
“Witness Uganda” is destined to be a Broadway hit (and it’s also making the world a better place”Huffington Post
“A joyous, wrenching experience”Boston Globe
• Sold out production at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard in 2013
• Currently preparing for a Broadway Production
• Invisible Thread makes its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre on October 16, 2015.