The Archive of Missing Things

Story

“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

Company

Written and created by Zuppa Theatre Co. with Kate Cayley

Featuring Miranda Jones, Ursula Calder and Stewart Legere
Narrated by Gabriel Leblanc
Directed (production and creation process) by Alex McLean

Web designer and developer Ned Zimmerman

Sound Design by Brian Riley
Original Music by Stewart Legere and Brian Riley
Technical Director and Production Manager Jessica Lewis
Costumes by Andrea Ritchie

Chief Archivist Alex McLean

The original production was produced by Ben Stone
Actor Kathryn McCormack appeared in the original production
Interns: Tom Niles (Phase 3 Development); Brody Wilkinson-Martin (Phase 2 Development)

Photos (Halifax) by Zach Faye
Photos (Toronto) by Henry Chan

Created in partnership with Dalhousie Libraries
Presented originally as part of Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival

Schedule

Agent Dani Fecko, Fascinator Management
http://www.fascinatormanagement.com

Upcoming

April 14-15, 17-18, 21-22, 2020
The Wow Collection, Talk is Free Theatre
https://www.thewowcollection.ca/
Elmvale Library
Elmvale, ON

Past Productions

September 24, 2019 (2 shows)
Derelict and Lancaster Arts
Lancaster Central Library
Lancaster, U.K.

September 21, 2019 (2 shows)
Derelict
The Harris Museum Reading Room
Preston, U.K.

September 17-18, 2019
Derelict
The Didsbury Library
Manchester, U.K.

September 11-15, 2019
International Agatha Christie Festival
Torquay Library
Torquay, UK

August 13-17, 2019
Summerworks, The Presentations Series
Sanderson Library
Toronto, ON

August 7-8, 2019
The Gord Downey and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space
Dalhousie University Killam Library
Halifax, NS

Premiered May 15 – 27, 2017
Stages Festival
Dalhousie University Killam Library
Halifax, NS

 

 

 

 

Touring Info

Available for touring.
Agent Dani Fecko, Fascinator Management
http://www.fascinatormanagement.com

Upcoming

April 14-15, 17-18, 21-22, 2020
The Wow Collection, Talk is Free Theatre
Elmsdale Library
Barrie, ON

Past Productions

September 24, 2019 (2 shows)
Derelict and Lancaster Arts
Lancaster Central Library
Lancaster, U.K.

September 21, 2019 (2 shows)
Derelict
The Harris Museum Reading Room
Preston, U.K.

September 17-18, 2019
Derelict
The Didsbury Library
Manchester, U.K.

September 11-15, 2019
International Agatha Christie Festival
Torquay Library
Torquay, UK

August 13-17, 2019
Summerworks, The Presentations Series
Sanderson Library
Toronto, ON

August 7-8, 2019
The Gord Downey and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space
Dalhousie University Killam Library
Halifax, NS

Premiered May 15 – 27, 2017
Stages Festival
Dalhousie University Killam Library
Halifax, NS