The Traveller reunites with Lost Lake in their imagination
The Traveller reunites with Lost Lake in their imagination

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A half-human, half-crab shrouded in fishing netElle Thoni_Image4 2
A half-human, half-crab shrouded in fishing netElle Thoni_Image4 2

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Dust sends the Traveller into a coughing fit
Dust sends the Traveller into a coughing fit

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The Traveller reunites with Lost Lake in their imagination
The Traveller reunites with Lost Lake in their imagination

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All photos by Bruce Silcox

LOST LAKE

Lost Lake is a freshwater fable told through the poetry of mask performance. After many years away, a Traveller returns home to Lost Lake, only to discover that the lake itself has vanished. As the Traveller searches for the truth behind this transformed landscape, they risk falling prey to the strange survivors of the dried up lake  – and the dryness itself.

Inspired by epic tales such as The Little Prince and Spirited Away as well as real-life stories from personal travels along the Great Lakes, and told through the magical lens of puppet and physical theatre, Lost Lake is a love letter from the long disaster. 

"Lost Lake carried me away!!!" 
- Christina Beck, audience member

WHERE

Premiere, Puppet Lab Fellowship at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre

Dakota land - Minneapolis, MN

Upper Mississippi Watershed

Woodland Prairie bioregion

WHEN

Premiere, March 21-23rd, 2018

WHO

Katie Burgess - Crab/Performer

Chava Kokkoffel - Dust/Performer

Kat Luna - Host/Performer

Isabel Nelson - Co-Director

Walken Schweigert - Composer/Performer

Elle Thoni - Playwright, Co-Director, Mask, Puppet and Costume Maker, Set Design