Norma Gentry

ProVentures, Inc,



Tucson, AZ ---Invisible Theatre in Tucson, AZ has been awarded $25,350 from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona. The grant was one of 367 grants awarded for Fiscal Year 2022, representing a total investment of $5,425,146 in nonprofit arts organizations across the state.


Invisible Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Susan Claussen said “The Creative Capacity Grant Award will enable Invisible Theatre to continue its 52-year history of bringing live theatre experiences to our great state of Arizona!”


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. Our commitment to artistic excellence and quality has made the Invisible Theatre a very visible force in the local, national, and international arts scene. For additional information visit


“Through the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the State of Arizona endeavors to ensure that all Arizonans can participate in and experience the arts,” said Jaime Dempsey, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts “Through these grants the Arts Commission partners with organizations across the state that are dedicated to serving their communities through the arts.”


In accordance with the Arts Commission’s strategic plan and governing statutes, schools and nonprofit arts organizations are awarded grants based on such factors as community investment, quality of programming, fiscal ingenuity, and responsible stewardship of public funds.

Grant applications are reviewed within rigorous panel processes which are open to applicants as well as the broader public. Review panels are led by Governor-appointed Commissioners and are composed of diverse community leaders, volunteer experts, educators, and arts practitioners from rural, urban and suburban areas throughout Arizona.