All photos by Bruce Silcox
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
Premiere, Puppet Lab Fellowship at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre
Dakota land - Minneapolis, MN
Upper Mississippi Watershed
Woodland Prairie bioregion
Premiere, March 21-23rd, 2018
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