A Wake for Lost Time is a 24-hour interactive, interdisciplinary performance experiment that explores how time passes through bodies. It's a disquieting party, an ardent ritual and an ode to what has happened and what is to come.
A Wake for Lost Time premiered in the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace on February 10th, 2014. Commencing at 7:30 pm and running for 24 hours, we completed it at 7:30 pm on February 11th, 2014. It was performed not only to strong houses of receptive audiences, but also received over 500 online views over the course of its 24-hour duration.
A Wake for Lost Time was conceived through Theatre Passe Muraille’s Elephants in the Room Creation Group emerging artist program and developed in partnership with the theatre. The program is now moving on to a new group and we, as [Elephants], are continuing outside this partnership as a collective.
Of the nine artists who participated in creating A Wake for Lost Time, four have decided to come together to form [Elephants].
Donna Marie Baratta
A recent graduate of the MFA Directing program at the University of Alberta she has performed, directed, choreographed and produced plays, dance performances and musicals. She is also an accomplished dancer in her own right.
Jenna is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts theatre conservatory program in New York City. Jenna is an actor, playwright, creator, arts educator and dancer, and is the Founder and Artistic Producer of Discord and Din Theatre. Jenna is also the Editor-in-Chief of City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists.
Thomas McKechnie is a Toronto-based playwright and creator and a member of the 2013-2015 Soulpepper Academy as a playwright. Thomas is one of the curators of New Art Night, a semi-regular night of original theatrical creation, hosted by Living Room Theatre. He is also plays bass in the folk-punk duo, We`re From Out West.
Michael Reinhart is a theatre/performance creator, performance scholar and theatre instructor. His recent work (both creative and academic) has been based in exploring processes, formats and structures for interdisciplinary and collective creation. Michael is currently a PhD candidate at The Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto.