Based in Montreal, QC, since 2016, Lost & Found Puppet Co. was originally created in Vancouver, BC 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.
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. Using puppetry, an interdisciplinary art form, communities create original performances that reflect salient topics. Lost & Found Puppet Co. has toured throughout BC and internationally. Productions explore human relationships to objects such as stories about lost socks, giant junk monsters, larger-than-life invasive plant species, or grandma’s memories in her recycled quilt.
Festivals and venues Lost & Found Puppet Co. has presented:
Montreal Fringe Festival (QC), OUF Festival Off Casteliers (QC), 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), 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 Festival (BC), Quadrapalooza Festival (BC), InJest- a Festival of Clown and Play at the Russian Hall (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:
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:
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)