Our 19th Zoom production! Damn Cheek is excited to present Katie Taylor’s Lost and Found in November 2021 – an immersive interactive theatrical Zoom experience for an audience of one!

The show

How can we pay attention to the things that matter, even as the world seems to rush past? 

How do we connect when we can’t be in the same space at the same time? And, if this is a waiting room for the ‘new normal’, how can we best spend our time here?

Lost and Found is an hour-long Zoom ‘show’ in which Katie Taylor will gently lead her audience (of one person only) into a words-optional conversation, a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ handscape of tactile experiences.

Created as a response to the physical isolation of the coronavirus pandemic, the experience will offer playful opportunity to look closely, to notice the small and pleasurable things in our immediate surroundings, to become relaxed in this sometimes strange shared digital world. 

Using feeling rather than thinking to understand where we are in relation to ourselves and each other, the experience affords the opportunity to share stories, to reconnect, and to tentatively push open the door to emotional intimacy.

A detailed exploration of the things we have lost and the things we have found, the show illuminates grief from multiple angles, and then encourages us to see the possibility of lightness.

This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Booking info: coming soon!

As each performance involves an audience of one person only, places will be extremely limited – so watch this space for more details and booking information! 

The process

Katie Taylor’s Lost and Found is an output of 2021 research exploring connection during a no-touch pandemic, seeking to understand how sensory experiences – shared in time but not space – might build connection and even intimacy.

Development of the show has incorporated insights from science and healthcare research as well as with artists who process sensory information in different ways.

True to the heart of the show itself, the devising process has taken place entirely online, a collaboration between Katie and Damn Cheek.  

The maker

Katie Taylor is a theatre maker, cultural producer and creative facilitator who explores themes of isolation, personal meaning and interpersonal connection. 

Her academic background is in the history and philosophy of science, and her experience includes working with historic museum collections, delivering sensory sessions on touch to artists and creative people, and facilitating infant massage classes to support parents connecting with their babies. She has worked in derelict buildings, shopping centres, art galleries, hospitals and people’s private homes!

Katie uses play, touch and delight to explore themes that can be difficult to talk about. 

She particularly enjoys working with people who perceive the world in different ways and from different perspectives – and then finding a shared language, shared interests and a shared playfulness in life.

Other online productions

Lost and Found is part of a series of regular online events we’re running.

Find out more about our other online productions.