Wingless A School Performance Project at the Cambridge Primary School, New Delhi, India, January-February 2013
This project is an initiative of Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust. As part of my residency with the company I was able to contribute to this project which involved 120 students between the ages of 10-14 exploring Dance, Theatre, and Puppetry. These are images from the Shadow Puppet making group, who created images for an overhead projector.
Our Footprint- A Community Mapping Project for the Renfrew/Collingwood Neighborhood
a project with Something Collective
see entire project at
This project involved the artist team Something Collective- Laura Barron (Music/Writing), Natalie Gan (Contemporary Dance), Juliana Bedoya (Visual Arts), Flick Harrison (Media Arts), and Maggie Winston (Puppet Theatre). Over 6 months we engaged with community members to create an online interactive map that displays various aspects of the community.
Check out the entire project and the interactive map at http://ourfootprintrenfrew.somethingcollective.ca/
This Artist in Communities project is supported in partnership by the Renfrew Community Association and the Vancouver Park Board.
The House of Forsaken Gods
Produced by In the House Festival and Chris Murdoch- October 2012
Pandora is dead. Her demons live on. A haunted house of mythic proportions.
Journey through a haunted house like no other where you'll experience the torrid and terrifying lives of the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and demons of Greek Mythology. From the lofty peak of Mt. Olympus to the dreary depths of the Underworld, fear and enchantment, horror and charm, beauty and dread lie in wait for you.
During the hour-long performance, breathtaking visual artistry and stunning live performances including aerial circus, prop manipulation, theatre, puppetry, physical comedy and music will make your heart pound with fear, excitement and wonder. The macabre and the outrageous, the evil and the hilarious, heart-wrenching beauty and soul-stirring madness will all come together for an evening of unavoidable mirth.
Habitat: A Community Performance Project
A community engaged performance at Kensington Community Centre. Artists Julia Carr (contemporary dancer), Meghan Goodman (contemporary dancer) and Maggie Winston (puppet theatre artist) worked with members of the community to create a site specific performance on the theme of "What makes a healthy habitat?" Featuring an interactive tour of the Community Centre with murals, puppets, hawaiian dance, giant inflatable sea goddesses, and a Water Dragon that dances in the pool.
The final performance was on Sunday June 3rd, 2012 from 2:30-4:30pm.
Check out www.kensingtonart.wordpress.com for a full account of the project.
This project is part of the 2012 Artists in Communities Program with the Vancouver Park Board in partnership with the Kensington Community Centre Association and the Body Narratives Collective.
The Shiny Kids Family Festival
May 5, 2012 11:00am-4:30pm
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre
The Shiny Collective is a creative and forward thinking group of musicians, puppeteers, artists, and dancers who all share a strong desire to create a healthy and respectful future for our children. The Shiny Collective was founded on the awareness that children are more disconnected from the environment than ever before. So, they banded together with the mission to inspire children everywhere to the mystery and magic of the natural world. Members of the Shiny Collective are the award-nominated childrens entertainers Gogo Bonkers, the award winning Lost and Found Puppet Company, The Ta Daa Lady, and Juno award winning childrens entertainer, Peter Puffin.
The House of Faerie Bad Things
In the House Festival Halloween Show
October 29, 30, 31, 2011
at the Beaumont Studios
October 29-31, 2011
By the Tomorrow Collective
A Collaborative performance with Maggie Winston (Puppeteer) and Julia Carr (contemporary dancer)
Wednesday, August 31 - Friday, September 2, 8pm
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Hard Times Hit Parade with the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret
February 24th-March 18th at the Russian Hall.
A Deluxe Demonstration of Delirious Determination all Wrapped in a Wondrous Web of Marvelous Music, Magnificent Movement, Titillating Entertainment, and Edge-of-Your-Seat Anticipation, The ONE the ONLY!!
Sogo Visual Theatre
Created, designed and directed by Janni Younge
2010 Standard Bank Young Artist Winner for Theatre
Presented at The National Arts Festival of South Africa
Rhodes Theatre, Grahamstown, South Africa
Sound design: Neo Muyanga
Wardrobe: Hillette Stapelberg,
Mentors: Janice Honeyman (directing)
Illka Lowe (set and costumes)
Cast: Jason Potgieter, Cindy Mkaza, Gabriel Marchand,
Tali Cervati, Berin Belknap and Alude Mahali.
with Magnet Theatre and UCT Master's Dept.
Written and Devised by Laen Hershler and the cast
Performed by the first year Magnet Trainees: Noxolo Bodlani, Lusanda Dayuimani, Kay-Lee Esterhuizen, Maggie Fernando, Sipho Mahlatshana, and Mhlangabezi Mkorwana.
Masks made by; Melody Anderson, Gina Bastone, Claude Dessimond, Sebastian Leroux
Shadow Manipulation and Design: Maggie Winston
UNIMA-SA Active Puppets Project- Figures of Power
May-June 2010, Cape Town South Africa
Directed by Tauriq Jenkins- Artistic Director of the Independant Theatre Movement of South Africa (ITMSA)
Assisted by Maggie Winston and other ITMSA members.
Performed by incarcerated youth at the Bonnytoun House for Incarcerated Boys in Wyneburg, South Africa. April 2010
The Listening Jar
Presented by The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret and Pivot Legal Society
Dates: February 26 until March 1, 2009
Venue: Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver
We embarked on a quixotic journey to create a theatre piece with our cast of 30 some odd collaborators. The piece we presented to you is an allegory crafted to explore how it is that we perpetrate injustice in our world: it is only when we cease to see our neighbours, no longer hear their voices, that we can justify committing acts of inhumanity toward them. No matter where we look, the source of that myopia is always the same, fear fear of others, and fear of ourselves. In the face of fear, we offer you one word listen.
A Lot On Your Plate Spectacle - July 19, 2008
with Runaway Moon Theatre, Enderby, BC
Artistic Director Cathy Stubington
Community Players Director Varrick Grimes
Assistant Designer and Director Maggie Winston
Ghost Train in Stanley Park- 2009-2010
Presented by Mortal Coil Performance Society
presented by the In the House Festival Performance Series April 5th, 2009.
Performers: Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., Lost and Found Puppet Co., Purple Teeth, Tamara Unroe, Little Woo, Puppets on Permaculture, Rababoo Puppet Theatre, Sticky Fingers, Maria in the Shower
GORO GORO A Modern Indonesian Shadow Play with Artist Heri Dono (Yokjakarta, Indonesia) and Sutrisno Hartana (Vancouver based Dalang) with interning artist Maggie Winston.
The Western Front, Vancouver, BC June 2006
Vasilisa a Shadow Play for Parade of Lost Souls
Public Dreams Society
Vancouver, October 2008