of Boone NC
In/Visible Theatre formed in 2012 in order to produce the world premiere of Derek Davidson’s play Bumbershoot at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. Bumbershoot was covered in The Wall Street Journal and was named one of the “Best of the Fest” for that year.
In 2013, we produced David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and the new play Groundwork, which premiered here in Boone, NC. The show subsequently played for two years at the United Solo Festival in New York City, in Bar Harbor, ME, in New Mexico, and at the Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles.
In 2014, we produced a new collaboratively created piece called Kill Will, which was an exploration and celebration of the best fight and death scenes from Shakespeare plays. We also started our Pop-Up Play series, producing 10-minute plays in surprise locations in downtown Boone, NC, where we are located.
In 2015, our resident playwright and Artistic Director wrote Without Words, a commission from An Appalachian Summer Festival, an international arts festival in Western North Carolina. This adaptation of the memoir A Man Without Words was bilingual, having been performed in both spoken English and American Sign Language. The 11-person cast featured 5 Deaf actors, 2 Hard-Of-Hearing actors, and 4 hearing actors.
In 2016, we had another play, Mauzy, commissioned by An Appalachian Summer Festival. Mauzy, also written by Derek Davidson, was an Appalachian adaptation of the 600-year-old Japanese Noh play Matsu Kaze, and featured live music and puppetry. We also continued our Pop-up Play series, and began the BOLO (Boone Solo) Fest, featuring solo performers from all over our region.
2017 saw our site-specific production of Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, and our second BOLO Fest. Derek Davidson wrote the new solo play Ox specifically for this festival, and the show was included in the 2018 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival and has toured in 3 states including the 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
We received our 501c3 nonprofit status in late 2016.