7 actors. 80+ characters. 1 unforgettable experience.

About the Project

Yes, we are living in uncertain times. But we have persevered before, and we will again. And when we do, theater will be there once again, to bring us together, to guide us.  

Consider helping to support our next exciting endeavor. Today -- and as long as funds last -- the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County is offering a matching grant! A match which is only available now. With your help, we can raise the funds to bring to life this production of we, the invisibles. Together, we will persevere, even if the production needs to be postponed a bit beyond its current July/August dates.  

This play is different from anything we have produced in the past. 7 dynamic actors will divide more than 80 roles between them, shifting from character to character in Susan Soon He Stanton's compelling script.

The story brings us into a fully realized world of humor, love and pain.

The format is a docudrama -- unlike anything we have produced before.

In describing it, the playwright notes, "In 2011, the director of the International Monetary Fund was accused of

sexual assault by a hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, but all charges were dismissed. we, the invisibles introduces hotel workers like Diallo who have come to New York from all over the globe. This play is an
investigation of the complicated relationship between the movers and shakers and the people who change their sheets."

As a part of our mission, Unexpected Stage Company vows to give voice to the voiceless--those whose perspectives are not always heard. This production gives these immigrant voices a stage, and a fully formed presence. we, the invisibles is a show that blends such beautiful lives together, in a confession of experience, and hope. 

This project follows the immigrant experience in the U.S., told by a Korean-American playwright who hails from Hawaii -- a story that highlights a diversity of cultures, from Ghana to Nepal, from China to Bangladesh. We are excited to bring together these diverse experiences onstage in Montgomery County.

Your donation will go toward the cost of hiring artists ($7,000) and spreading the word about the show ($3,000 for marketing and PR). 

Thank you for helping us bring this exciting show to life!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $1 or more

    We will add you to our e-newsletter mailing list, thank you in the program, give you a shout out on Facebook, and think of you warmly during the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    Do you like to laugh? I thought so. Director Chris Goodrich will provide you with daily jokes in the lead-up to this summer's performances.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Rachel and Chris will call to read you a bedtime story. You tell us the time and the preferred story (or we will pick one) and we will call when you are all snuggled under the covers.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Chris will make a phone call for you that you are dreading to make on your own. Got a sister you haven't spoken to in 10 years? How about a company you have thought about resigning from? Chris is here to make those difficult calls for you.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Let Chris and Rachel replace one of your favorite apps. Enjoy the Weather Channel App? We will text you the weather around the clock. Partial to your fitbit? Let Rachel and Chris tell you how fit you are throughout the day. Need to know what to cook for dinner tonight? We have a bevy of easy recipes at our disposal (We hope you like cereal!).
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$68.06 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,068.06 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 21 days ago

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