Winsome’s essays have been featured in Salon, and she has written features for Elle India, The Outrider (Toronto), Gothtober.com, Boiler Magazine, City Magazine. In 2005, Winsome was commissioned by Steve Hendel, the backer of Fela, to write a screenplay about the Irish music band Dervish. Winsome’s plays have appeared on stage at The Performing Garage, La MaMa, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Cornelia Street Cafe, LA’s Tamarind Theatre and Luna Park, LA’s The 24 Hour Plays; The 24 Hour Circus at La MaMa, The Signet Society (Cambridge, MA), at the summer festival at BARD College, and Issue Project Room.
Her first film as a writer/director, “The Violinist” (2012, 44 min), is a 16 mm experimental narrative film which she also wrote. Winsome’s film and live music theatre piece “The Lost Victrola Sessions” debuted at the Hudson Opera House in 2012. Winsome has frequently collaborated with composers and musicians, both as performer and director. Composers and musicians she has worked with include Dave Soldier; the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Nathan Davis, Yuval Ron, Rebecca Cherry, Jami Tyzick, and and Du Yun.
Winsome enjoys voiceover work tremendously. She has narrated 15 films, including work by Nick Kurzon, Joanna Lipper, Ronaldo Facchinetti, Dusan Makavejev, and Victor Buhler.
She is a founding member of the international theatre ensemble Hopballehus. Brown received her A.B. from Harvard College and has studied acting and voice with Shakespeare & Company, Roberta Carreri and Tage Larsen of Odin Teatret, Jean-Réné Toussaint, The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Norman Taylor of Ecole Jacques Lecoq, and Jane Nichols.
Winsome was born and raised in Toronto and lives in New York City.