Lost & Found Puppet Co.
DESCRIPTION DE LA COMPAGNIE :
Fondée à Vancouver en 2007 par Maggie Winston, la compagnie Lost & Found Puppet Co. est basée à Montréal depuis janvier 2016. Elle a participé à divers festivals tels que OUF! Festival Off Casteliers (Montréal), Vancouver Fringe Festival, Out The Box Puppetry Festival (Le Cap, Afrique du Sud). Lost & Found Puppet Co. explore la relation entre les humains, les objets, les plantes et les animaux.
Lost & Found Puppet Co. originally created in 2007, now splits time between Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC. 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 the work. L&FP Co. is dedicated to the promotion of puppetry as a unique and valued art everyone can experience.
Lost & Found Puppet Co. has toured throughout BC and internationally. Productions explore human relationships to objects and nature such as stories about lost socks, giant junk monsters, larger-than-life invasive plant species, beaver dreams, or grandma’s memories in her recycled quilt.
Maggie Winston is a puppeteer and community engaged artist who facilitates transformative creative processes with an emphasis on inclusion and imagination. BA in Performance/Puppetry, Sarah Lawrence College, (USA), trained at British American Drama Academy (UK). Recipient of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award- Emerging Artist in Community Arts (2010). Using puppetry, an interdisciplinary art form, communities create original performances that reflect salient topics. She has been an artist in residence through programs with ArtStarts BC, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Parks & Recreation, and Instruments of Change. She is the artist facilitator for the Arts, Health, and Seniors Program with Chinese Seniors at Strathcona Community Centre.
Festivals and venues Lost & Found Puppet Co. has presented:
Casteliers Festival des Marionnettes (QC), Montreal Fringe Festival (QC), OUF Festival Off Casteliers (QC), The Zipper (NYC), Firehall Arts Centre (BC), Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Heart of the City Festival (BC), Western Front (BC), In the House Festival (BC), Arts Wells (BC), Edge of the World Fest (BC), Kispiox Music Festival (BC), Komasket Music Festival (BC), Sweetwater 905 Music Festival (BC), North Country Fair (AB), Music on the Mountain Music Festival (BC), Robson Valley Music Festival (BC), Elevate the Arts Festival (BC), Tiny Lights (BC), Quadrapalooza Festival (BC), InJest- a Festival of Clown and Play (BC), Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival (BC), Out The Box Festival (Cape Town, SA), Northwest Regional Puppetry Festival (Seattle, WA), Katkatha Puppet Arts Studio (Delhi, India)
Companies & organizations Lost & Found Puppet Co has collaborated with:
The Bread & Puppet Theater (VT. USA), Chemainus Theatre Festival (BC), Vancouver Moving Theatre (BC), Runaway Moon Theatre (BC), The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret (BC), Instruments of Change (BC), Something Collective (BC), Gogobonkers (BC), Body Narratives Collective (BC), Mind of a Snail Puppet co. (BC), ArtStarts (BC), Vancouver Biennale BIG IDEAS Arts-in-Education Program (BC), Kids on the Block (BC), Heri Dono (Indonesia), 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)
Schools and other venues Lost & Found Puppet co. has facilitated workshops or residencies:
Simon Fraser Elementary (BC), Confederation Park Elementary School (BC), Walter Moberly Elementary School (BC), L’Ecole Bilingue Elementary School (BC), Mayne Island School (BC), Phoenix School (BC), Salt Spring Island Elementary School (BC), Gitwinksilkhw Elementary School (BC), Arts Umbrella (BC), Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Roundhouse Community Centre, Trout Lake Community Centre, Strathcona Community Centre, Sunset Community Centre, Kensington Community Centre, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Deer Crossing the Art Farm (BC), Coveda School (Chandigargh, India), Cambridge Primary School (Delhi, India)