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