REVIEWS: Invisibility: A Journey of Pasta, Prayer, Protest, and Peru

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Richard Cardillo, aka Brother Mark, weaves together an epic tale about his early life as a Catholic monk and his eventual choice to leave his vows to own his identity as a gay man. “Invisibility” feels like a series of Moth Radio style stories (Cardillo’s home base form) strung together with a few physically investigated moments. Following his journey – told with candor and humor – from a person hellbent on sublimating his sexuality to a proud activist feels like the perfect way to celebrate the intersection of Pride and PortFringe this year. His stories of missionary life and work in Peru, often with a sprinkling of Spanish (would have loved to have heard even more), highlight and honor the local women who helped him learn lessons of privilege and helping give voice to the voiceless in a world full of struggle.

–BESS WELDEN, PortFringe 2019 Review Team


Have you ever felt like a kneel-ridden prayer might be your only hope? This show reminds us that it’s within our own power to stand up and walk into a more complete version of our own struggle. A story told with heart and cinched together with the comedy of coincidence.

–ASHLEY KOTZUR, PortFringe 2019 Review Team