Lost TogetherUnSpun Theatre
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Lost Together is an offering to audiences; an act of combatting the loneliness of loss through collective sharing and reinvention. This live art performance is a conversation with one audience member at a time, who is invited to share a story of something they’ve lost: a childhood possession, a feeling, a dream—anything. As the story emerges, Shira and Michaela remake the lost object using supplies they’ve gathered, and end up with an entirely new reimagining of the artifact, which they’ll add to an ever-evolving public exhibition.
“…an unforgettable experience.” – NOW Magazine
Winner of the 2018 SummerWorks Production Prize
Each performance of Lost Together is unique, and created to fit the needs of the audience member. Possible adaptations include creating a relaxed performance environment, or creating an experience for audience members with low vision. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your needs in advance, please contact 250 383 3663, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
About the artists:
Michaela Washburn is a proud Métis artist of English, Irish, French and Cree descent. Her expertise spans across theatre, film, spoken word and numerous other art forms. An award winning actor, Washburn also has multiple nominations, and has performed internationally at festivals and theatres in Wales, Aruba and across Canada and the United States. Upcoming, Washburn can be seen at the Stratford Festival in The Rez Sisters.
Michaela is grateful for the generosity of people to share their stories of loss, so that with the creation of art, we might find space in one another.
Shira Leuchter is an award-winning theatre creator, actor and artist. She’s also the Creative Director of UnSpun Theatre, where she’s created six original performances. Her work has been commissioned by institutions including Harbourfront Centre and the Gardiner Museum. Shira has created live art for companies including Canadian Stage, The Theatre Centre and Harbourfront Centre. She’s been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and Concordia University. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and the University of Guelph.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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