All ages welcome!
Whether it is an egg carton, a plastic bag, or computer parts, they can all have lives of their own with the assistance of a puppeteer. In this play-based workshop participants will explore the idea that a puppet is any performing object. By discovering character through physical exploration, we will play with objects as if they were toys as a technique for story-making. Each object has its own way of moving, communicating, and emoting. Puppeteers will work in groups to improvise scenes between their objects and present them at an informal class performance. Be prepared to move and make sound.
Maggie Winston is a puppeteer and community engaged artist originally from Baltimore, MD, lived in Vancouver, BC from 2005-2015, and is now based in Montreal, QC. She facilitates transformative creative experiences with an emphasis on inclusion and imagination. Winston holds a BA in Performance/Puppetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and trained at the British American Drama Academy (UK). Winston is also the recipient of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award - Emerging Artist in Community Arts (2010). She is currently the Artistic Director of Lost & Found Puppet Co. Her original 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 is pleased to present "Beaver Dreams" (La Fièvre du Castor) at The Creative Alliance on Sunday, June 11th!
2-4pm | $20, $15 mbrs.