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Maggie Winston

Maggie Winston is a puppeteer and community engaged artist who facilitates transformative creative processes with an emphasis on inclusion and imagination.

She is the artistic director of Lost & Found Puppet Company, producing original stage productions featuring puppetry, physical theatre, clown, storytelling, music, and other multidisciplinary art practices.

Themes such as family, cultural history, human relationships to objects, nature, and spirituality are the inspirations. There are stories about lost socks, giant junk monsters, larger-than-life invasive plant species, beaver dreams, and grandma’s memories in her recycled quilt. L&FP Co. has toured throughout Canada, the USA and internationally at festivals, theatres and other venues.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, USA, Maggie graduated from Carver Centre for Arts and Technology (MD, USA), she received a BA in Performance/Puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College (NY, USA), and trained at British American Drama Academy (London, UK). She received clown training at Fantastic Space Enterprises (BC, Canada). She is the recipient of many artist-in-residence awards through ArtStarts in Schools (BC), Vancouver School Board (VSB), Instruments of Change (BC) and the Vancouver Board of Culture and Recreation. Recipient of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award- Emerging Artist in Community Arts (2010). 

Maggie is currently studying puppetry at l’Université de Québec à Montréal in the Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) en théâtre de marionnettes contemporain. She is facilitating arts engaged projects at various schools through the ArtistInspire and ACE programs with ELAN. She also teaches theatre at Montreal Children’s Theatre and Geordie Theatre.