Lost and Found
In 1998, Ren and his daughter Sara (then 11-years old) were featured on This American Life in a story called “Age of Enchantment” (the interview is also featured in Ren’s book Vermeer in Bosnia). Together they recounted a strange situation they found themselves in a few years earlier, how Ren stepped into a fantasy world that Sara had created and inadvertently threatened it. It’s a striking story of how adults often underestimate the very real world that children live in, how we don’t always listen to how they are feeling, and how very good children can be at solving problems if we let them.
Lost and Found had its first workshop in the Summer of 2017.
Written by Shira Leuchter
Directed by Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter
Set and Projections by Anahita Dehbonehie
Performed by Eponine Lee, Elsa Drew and Richard Lee
Filmography by Jeremy Mimnagh
Below is a short video of what we worked on...