“The Archive of Missing Things was founded in order to collect, catalogue and store all missing objects that are in the world. The Archive was built around a secret.”
The Archive of Missing Things is a contemplative game that happens undercover in a library.
Equipped with an iPad and a headset, you have 90 minutes to explore a maze-like archive in search of the secret at its centre. Clues are everywhere: if you look and listen closely enough, you may just notice them. Created by Zuppa with Trillium-Award-winning writer Kate Cayley, The Archive of Missing Things is an online book, a game, and an ambient performance for libraries in the age of rising sea levels.
Selected as one of the Best Productions and Best Ensembles in Now Magazine’s 2019 Summerworks Festival Wrap-Up.
“a hypnotic experience that takes on more layers of mystery and intrigue as it goes on. NNNN.” – Now Magazine, Toronto
“… one of the most incredible experiences with performance art that I’ve had in recent memory.” – Mooney on Theatre, Toronto
“Imagine a high-tech theatrical hybrid of the works of Marcel Proust and the Myst series of computer adventure games, and you’re in the ballpark of where Zuppa Theatre Co. is playing.” – Local Express, Halifax
Photos (Halifax) by Zach Faye
Photos (Toronto) by Henry Chan
Created in partnership with Dalhousie Libraries
Originally presented as part of Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival