March 7, 2014

“Loven borders on genius.” –Times Square Chronicles

Fri-Sat - 7:30pm, Sun - 5:00pm (75 minutes) |


| Artists Repertory Theatre | 1516 SW Alder St.


Everything is somewhere.

Part installation, part image-driven theater, Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts, and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set.

In a tower filled with life’s debris, a collection of characters move through an ever-changing apparatus with their shared emotional journey driving the mechanical process forward. This intimate one-man show combines puppetry, objects, light, sound, and original music in a visual exploration of loss and discovery.

Initial support of Loss Machine was provided by the Jim Henson Foundation, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and through a Creative Residency at On the Boards.


Kyle Loven is a Seattle-based performance and visual artist. His work combines puppetry, projections, objects, sound, and other art forms with the human presence. His live performances (Bmy dear LewisCrandal’s BagLoss MachineMoon Show 143) have been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Minneapolis, Portland, Orlando, and Seattle. In addition to his original creations, Kyle has worked most extensively with Michael Sommers and Susan Haas of Open Eye Figure Theatre, but has also performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and The Children’s Theatre Company. Kyle is the recipient of grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Awards include a 2011 Spotlight Award from Seattle Magazine and the Innovation in Puppetry Award at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival.