Journey a solo puppet show with rod style puppets about a lost child who is challenged by a world of spirits. Performed by Maggie Winston.
appropriate for adults and children over the age of 7
This show was created during an artist residency with Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust in New Delhi, India, January-February 2013. Project support by BC Arts Council Professional Development Program
Remembering Light- A collection of memories on the theme of light.
Cantonese dialogue with English Subtitle
This shadow play was created by the Lost & Found Puppet Co. (with puppet artist Maggie Winston) in collaboration with Cantonese speaking seniors from the Arts, Health, and Seniors program at Strathcona Community Centre. The seniors were asked to share some memories from their childhood in China that reminded them of light in some form or another. Out of this sharing came four distinct memories. One of these memories show the difficulties of life in China when not many resources were available to them, while another describes what it is like to see things brighter after having cataract surgery. In the end all the seniors have come to appreciate the electric light bulb for the safety and comfort it brings to their lives today.
Comissioned by BCHydro, performed at Parker Place Mall, Richmond, BC October 22nd, 2011
Herban Adventures: A Puppet and Music Fairytale
with Maggie Winston (Vancouver, BC), Maryruth Stine (Tacoma, WA), and Kendal Zier (Montreal, QC)
Created during a residency at Deer Crossing the Art Farm, Summer 2011.
Lost in the forest, a chance encounter with a Dandelion turns one mans world upside down. As he tries to find his way back to civilization, a cast of wild herbs changes his outlook on life. Hogweed, Blackberry, and Kinnikinnick all feature in this modern fairytale. While exploring the folklore and flora of the Pacific Coast forests, he learns that magic is real and begins to find himself again.
The story explores the plant conflict between native and invasive species. A human character who is threatening to develop the forest is thrown into the conflict too.
Friday, June 3- Langdale Preschool (Langdale)
Sunday, June 5th- In the House Festival (Vancouver)
July 23, 24, 25- Kispiox Valley Music Festival-(Northern BC)
...July 29, 30, 31- Komasket Music Festival - Komasket Park (Vernon)
July 30-Aug 2- Arts Wells- Wells, BC (Cariboo)
August 5,6,7- Edge of the World Festival-(Northern BC- Q. Charlotte Isl)
Aug 20-22- Gabriola Theatre Festival (Gabriola Island)
Lost & Found Puppet Co. was founded in 2007 by award-winning performer and
educator Maggie Winston. Interdisciplinary collaboration and community
activism are at the heart of Lost & Found Puppet Co, and each project
brings a new, rotating cast of local, national, and international talent.
This summer, Winston is joined by Maryruth Stine (Tacoma, WA) and Kendal
Zier (Montreal, QC). Performer credits include The Zipper (NYC), Vancouver
and Edmonton Fringe Festivals, POP! Montreal, Out the Box Festival (Cape
Town, SA), training from Sarah Lawrence College (NY), the British American
Drama Academy (London, UK), and Concordia University (Montreal), and
extensive touring throughout Canada and the United States.
Just Enough- a Puppet and Clown Show
Ages 3 and up
Just Enough is based on a traditional Yiddish folktale and has since spread, transformed, and been retold in many cultures around the world. Just Enough gives a whole new spin to the notion of recycling, as beloved objects find new uses. The story involves a grandmother who makes a quilt from the materials she has collected over the years, and gives it to her granddaughter. With each piece of fabric a memory is shared. Although she may not have much, she will always have just enough for a great story.
The Book of Shadows: Ghost Stories from Around the World
with Maggie Winston and Martin Reisle
A shadow puppetry presentation of three ghost stories from different cultures: Chinese, Coast Salish, and Indonesian. Combining traditional and modern styles of shadow puppetry, Lost & Found Puppet Co. uses an overhead projector and 2-dimensional puppets against a screen to bring these stories to life. Music, storytelling, and audience participation create a thrilling and multicultural Halloween experience for the whole school.
Based on the traditional story, this production featured Maggie Winston, Joanna Chapman-Smith, Manuel Shultze, and Debbie Blair.
Presented during the Stone Soup Festival of Local Food and Agriculture at Britannia Community Centre, Vancouver, 2009.
The Lost Sole
Written by Patrick Raymond Joseph Kearns
Featuring Maggie Winston, Patrick Raymond Joseph Kearns, Mauri Bernstein, and Advah Soudak
Presented at Walking Fish Festival 2008 and The Vancouver International Fringe Festival 2008.
Do you ever wonder what happens to your socks when they go missing in the dryer? In the Lost Sole, tragedy strikes in the dryer! A sock is thrown from a life of monotony into a world of excitement and hardship. Weirdness abounds as he wanders through a crazy world of odd socks. Matchless, shoeless, and drawerless, he must find out who he is without his match. Join introspective Al, from the topsy turvey world of the dryer to the snobbish top-drawer, on his solo quest of self discovery. Will he meet more than his match or cling to his destiny and sort his true self from the lint?