Invisible Ink is a new writing theatre company based in Cardiff and Bristol.
It’s a collaboration between co-artistic directors Sita Calvert-Ennals and Alan Harris.
All Invisible Ink shows are a collaboration from the outset – trying things out in the rehearsal room to develop the storytelling / narrative and creative choices right from the beginning.
We make theatre which is accessible, imaginative and authentic, clarity of storytelling is at the heart of our collaboration. We will always strive to tell that story in the most effective way. We would never be afraid of exploring other art forms / genres in the pursuit of clear storytelling.
The audience experience is integral in the development of any Invisible Ink production. We consider any art form to be part of our toolbox.
We are as happy making work for a village hall as a main house auditorium. We will strive to work with other theatre companies to create work. Organisations we have collaborated with include Theatr Iolo, Sherman Cymru, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Green Ginger and Devils Violin company.
Our first show was a collaboration with Theatr Iolo of Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop. See our shows page for more information on our exciting up-coming show The Terrible Things I’ve Done.
Sita Calvert-Ennals has been directing new writing with a strong visual bias for the last 15 years. Directing credits include: The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare The Freak (Wattle and Daub), The Magic Toyshop (Invisible Ink), Solo(Solo) (Bristol Old Vic / Theatre West), I am England, Life Savings, Ben Hur (Theatre Royal Bath), Shifts (Arts Council England / Theatre Bristol), Open Session, Full Term, Family (Bristol Old Vic), Dorian’s Second Life (Theatre West), Frozen (Sherman Cymru).
Current work includes an international collaboration between Doosan arts centre in Seoul, Bath Spa University and Arts Council England, working title KOREA and Animal( Are you a proper person) a spoken word musical comedy showing in Edinburgh and touring nationally Autumn 2016.
Alan Harris won a Judges’Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for How My Light Is Spent.
Plays include: The Opportunity of Efficiency (New National Theatre Tokyo / National Theatre Wales), A Good Night Out in the Valleys (National Theatre Wales), This Is Not A Banksy, Wolf, The Lighthouse, A Certain Date, Take Me To Victoria Park (all BBC Radio 4), The Gold Farmer (BBC Radio 3), The Future For Beginners (liveartshow / Wales
Millennium Centre), The Magic Toyshop (Invisible Ink / Theatr Iolo), Re-Set (Mess Up The Mess), Marsha (Capital Fringe, Washington DC), Cardboard Dad (Sherman Cymru), Miss Brown To You (Hijinx Theatre), Orange (Sgript Cymru), Come To Where I’m From (Paines Plough).
He has won a prestigious Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales and is a Koestler Trust platinum award winner.
He is currently under commission to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and also Paines Plough with Love, Lies and Taxidermy which will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival this year before a national tour.
Libretti include: Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things (liveartshow / Arcola Grimeborn Festival), The Hidden Valley (Birdsong Opera / Welsh National Opera / Tête à Tête Opera Festival), The Journey (Welsh National Opera), Rhinegold, Manga Sister (both liveartshow / The Yard, London).
Nia Wyn Skyrme is Invisible Ink’s producer. She studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University. She formed a theatre company; Cwmni Theatr 3D with two friends immediately after graduating and has sinced produced numerous bilingual productions, touring around Wales, beyond the border and Edinburgh Fringe. She worked at Night Out, Arts Council of Wales for 10 years. She was selected as one of the first Emerging Producers with National Theatre Wales, and since then she has worked as Producer with Bread & Goose, We Made This, Assistant Producer on The Last Mermaid (WMC) and Promoter with Mai Oh Mai Productions, August 012 & Run Ragged Productions. She is currently working as Producer with We Made This, Invisible Ink and Motherlode.