Lost & Found Puppet Co. based in Vancouver, BC was created by Maggie Winston in 2007. Members of the company consist of Maggie Winston and any person interested in joining the company for any given project. Interdisciplinary collaboration and community activism are at the heart of Lost & Found Puppet Co.
Artist Bio: Maggie Winstons artistic work involves individuals and communities engaging collectively to create original performances in the medium of puppetry- an art form that inherently incorporates all other art forms (theatre, visual arts, movement/choreography, music, storytelling, etc.). Inclusion, collaboration, and creative process are at the heart of Maggies work. Creative process is realized through an emphasis on imagination, exploration, natural impluse, and quality technique. As Artistic Director of Lost & Found Puppet Co., Maggies directed projects explore puppetry in all its aspects, discover stories of objects and our human relationships to them, and promote puppetry as a unique and valued art everyone can experience.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Puppetry from Sarah Lawrence College, NY with Dan Hurlin, and trained at the British American Drama Academy in London, UK. Her work has been featured at The Zipper (NYC), Firehall Arts Centre (BC), Vancouver Fringe Festival, Western Front (BC), In the House Festival (BC), Arts Wells (BC), Edge of the World Fest (BC), Out The Box Festival (Cape Town, SA) and many others. Maggie has collaborated with companies such as Vancouver Moving Theatre, Runaway Moon, The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust (Delhi, India) and The Puppet Theatre Chandigarh (Chandigarh, India), Critical Mask Theatre Society and Sogo Visual Theatre (Cape Town, South Africa). She teaches theatre for children ages 2-19 at Arts Umbrella, various after-school programs, and community centres in and around Vancouver. Maggie is an artist facilitator for the Arts, Health, and Seniors Program with Chinese Seniors at Strathcona Community Centre. Recipient of the Incubator 3-year Artists Residency at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre. Part of artist-in-residence teams through the Vancouver Park & Rec program at Kensington Community Centre and Renfrew Community Centre. Recipient of the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Artist in the field of Community Arts.
Member of: Vancouver Guild of Puppetry Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Puppeteers of America UNIMA-USA Assitej-SA- Cape Town, South Africa Deer Crossing the Art Farm- Sunshine Coast, BC
view photos of Maggie's work at www.flickr.com/photos/puppetmaggie/