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From Witness Uganda to Invisible Thread at Second Stage Theatre

The creative team behind the semi-autobiographical musical traces its journey from Massachusetts to the New York stage. logo

Since making its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater last year as Witness Uganda, Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' African-influenced musical has silently morphed into Invisible Thread, now making its off-Broadway debut at Second Stage Theatre. TheaterMania spoke Gould and Matthews (who stars as himself) about the true story that inspired the project and its journey from a one-night-only benefit concert to a full-scale production. Award-winning director Diane Paulus has seen the show through its evolution, as well, and offers her insight into what defines this "invisible thread" that she hopes to convey to her New York audiences.