• Conceived and Directed by Hazel Venzon and Darren O’Donnell

Everything Has Disappeared tells the story of a mysterious and horrific supernatural event in which every single Filipinx person in the entire world suddenly vanishes, and chronicles the short- and long-term consequences of the disappearance of this crucial globalized workforce. Collaborators Hazen Venzon and Darren O’Donnell are devising the work through extensive interviews with members of the local Filipinx community and research by economists, demographers, sociologists and human geographers.   

Combining elements of mind-reading, mentalism, stage and video magic, Everything Has Disappeared is both a horrific science fiction story and a celebration of the enormous (and often overlooked) contribution of Filipinx migrant labour to the global economy. 

© Illustration par David Oro


Mammalian Diving Reflex creates performances by looking for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. The company creates site- and social-specific performance events, theatre productions, participatory gallery installations, videos, art objects and theoretical texts to foster dialogue and dismantle barriers between individuals of all backgrounds by bringing people together in new and unusual ways.  

U ‘N I Together (UNIT) Productions collaborates with artists to produce live art events, social engagements, performance art, plays, musicals, films, documentaries, animation, digital shows and any other hybrid entertainment combination imaginable. Its intent is to serve the unique interests of writers, devisers, creators and artists who desire a fresh approach to creating something new.  

Creative team

  • Conceived and Directed by Hazel Venzon and Darren O’Donnell
  • Producer Isabel Ahat and Ryan Lewis
  • Illustrations David Oro
  • Set, Lighting and Video Design potatoCakes_digital
  • Costume Design Brenda McLean
  • Sound Composition Simon Campana
  • Sound Design Princess Dasha
  • Stage Management Wei Qing Tan
  • Assistant Direction Hera Nalam
  • Illusions Erik Mana
  • Lighting Designer Kanon Hewitt
  • Production Manager James Thurmeier
  • Social and economic research support Dr. Geraline Pratt

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $170,000 will support collaborations with local Filipinx performers, and several technical workshops to experiment with 360° video projections, VR, and the seamless integration of stage magic and mentalism. 


Everything Has Disappeared was developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, The Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Kingfisher Foundation, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Kampnagel and Rosendal Teater. 

Performance dates

Past performances

Presented by Prairie Theatre Exchange Feb 1 - Feb 4, 2024 Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg)