FOUND by Abi Zakarian

FOUND was written by Abi Zakarian
Co-directed by Emily Carewe and Jessica Rose McVay
Sound design by Anna Short
Illustrations by Katie Gabriel Allen
Website by NIMA

This is Ziazan’s blog. Just something she started to help her chart the days; to navigate this painful ocean she’s adrift on.

As she fills it with her innermost thoughts she starts to venture a little further each day, rediscovering her world and the people in it. Who knows what, and who, she might find?

Some things to note:

  • If you can, experience this on a laptop rather than on your mobile.
  • If autoplay isn’t enabled on your browser, click the play button at the top of the day.
  • Throughout the blog posts you’ll find the visuals of the play, and in the audio you’ll hear things you cannot see, and meet characters you wouldn’t otherwise meet.
  • There are a few easter eggs hidden... see if you can find them.

If you want to engage with us and the play on socials by making your own versions of the recipes, by taking your own photos of your neighborhood or drawing the people and objects you have loved and got you through the last year, please share with us using #ZIAZANFOUND

And finally: there is no right or wrong way to experience the play. Dig in. Explore. Stop and make some food. Come back. Or experience it all in one sitting.

Who knows what you might find...


Ziazan - Jessie Bedrossian
Mama - Nathalie Armin
Lou - Rose Wardlaw
Reena - Amy Trigg
Kai - Emily Steck
Bunny - Gabby Wong
Mateo - Mika Onyx Johnson
Alejandro - Pedro Leandro
Man on Foreshore - Josh Finnan
Stevie - Ché Francis
Lena - Lilly Driscoll
Mary Lacy - Natasha Magigi


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