Chain Reaction Theatre Project



Chain Reaction Theatre Project is excited to bring to the stage the world premiere of “Invisible,” written and directed by Shelley Smith. “Invisible,” based on true stories, is an inspirational, powerful and thought-provoking performance portraying the courageous journeys of five tenacious suburban youths battling homelessness. Invisible, unseen and unnoticed, an estimated 4,000 youths are homeless in Minnesota on any given night. Where are they? How do we not see them? Our youth sleep in places such as port-a-potties, buses, light rail trains, in the woods, or they couch hop while still making it to school and jobs, managing to blend in and remain invisible. Smith has been volunteering at Oasis for Youth in Bloomington, listening to the stories of these individuals, and in turn gaining awareness and knowledge of the unseen homeless youth living in our suburban midst. Smith’s focused work on homeless suburban youth is an intriguing, insightful and important new work that is not to be missed.

The play runs approximately 90 minutes. Representatives from various nonprofits, whose missions match the issues in the play, will be at the performance in order to answer questions, provide information and participate in a post-show talkback discussion.

Admission is Pay-as-you-can with a suggested ticket price of $15. Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door by cash, check or credit card. All seating is general admission.

Performances dates and locations are as follows:

Oct 15th, 7 pm, St. Davids Episcopal Church, 13000 St Davids Rd, Minnetonka
Oct 20th,7 pm, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W Old Shakopee Rd, Ave S., Bloomington
Oct 21st, 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave S., Bloomington
Oct 23rd, 7 pm, Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal St., Chaska
Oct 27th, 7 pm, Community of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Rd., Bloomington
Oct 28th, 7 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie
Oct 30th, 3 pm, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 Oak St., Excelsior
Nov 6th, 7 pm, Woodlake Lutheran Church, 7525 Oliver Ave S., Richfield**
Nov 11th, 7 pm, Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W 54th St, Edina*
*ASL interpreted  **Audio Described

For each production, we will have representatives, from other organizations that are working on this issue, join us in order to provide resources, to answer questions, to show ways that people can get involved and to participate in talkback/panel discussions with the audience. Go to Partnerships for more information. In addition, we have an accompanying social media campaign surrounding the issues on our Facebook page, as well as resources on our website.
Stay tuned for additional performance dates, locations and readings. If your organization is interested in hosting a performance, please contact us at Check out our Get Involved page  for auditions, production roles and volunteer opportunities.  You can also be part of the solution with your financial support.  Find out how by visiting our Donations page.Let’s make some chain reactions!

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Chain Reaction Theatre Project is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.buttonHelp us create chain reactions through your Amazon purchases. When you shop at, Amazon donates. Sign up and find out more.

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