FemFest 2015: Hear Her Roar
September 12-19, 2015
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
(at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street)
FemFest continues to be Canada’s primary festival for female playwrights. Highlights from the festival include touring shows from across the country and the world premire of The Dance-Off of Conscious Uncoupling by Frances Koncan (winner of last year’s Bake-Off).
So You Think You Can Act!
February 17, 2016
Gas Station Arts Centre
This wildly popular fundraiser that pairs local celebrities with Winnipeg actors will return in 2016 with past winners and favourites vying for the 5th anniversary trophy. The presented scenes this year will all be on the theme of Breaking Out. Full evening line-up and event details to be released in December.
Cabaret of Monologues: Stolen Sisters
March 12 – Public Performance
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W)
March 6 – 12, 2016
Community Tour in Various Venues
This annual event to celebrate International Women’s Week will be dedicated to telling the stories of missing women as well as exploring the various perspectives on the issues behind the shocking number of murdered and missing women in Canada. Monologues from playwrights across Canada as well as pieces created with partner community groups, will be featured in community performances at various locations.
Mental Health is Everyone’s Health
May 19-29, 2015
Community Venues and Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
This new community-based project will see Sarasvàti’s artists teaming up with Artists in Health Care, Red Threads Playback Theatre and the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as well as working with multiple community organizations such as the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. Workshops and research will occur in the fall, followed by the development of a play script and culminating in presentations in May.