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Happy Holidays from Sarasvàti Productions!

As we reach the end of 2018, we reflect back on all the wonderful things this year has brought. We hosted our annual International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues with the theme I Am Unstoppable, which toured throughout Manitoba. May of this year saw the world premiere of New Beginnings, which was the culmination of […]

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Here I Am – IWW 2019 Line-Up Announced!

We are excited to stage stories of identity for International Women’s Week in March 2019! A car dealer selling global issues. A teen girl introducing her family to her girlfriend. A spoken word piece defying victimhood. A woman fighting to get to the moon. Another reflecting on her relationship with her body. This year’s line-up […]

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FemFest Community Consultation: Follow-Up

In April of this year, we sat down with community members to get their input on the future of FemFest. Our goal was to ensure that the festival continues to be built on community and collaboration, with the intent to inspire, challenge, and transform. As Sarasvati’s most recognizable contribution to the Winnipeg theatre scene, we […]

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Mental Health in Theatre Panel

How can theatre artists stay motivated and avoid burnout? How can we maintain safe spaces in rehearsals? What resources are available? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at our upcoming panel on mental health in theatre on November 25th. We’ll hear from local representatives from both the artistic and mental health […]

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Women’s Comedy Night Returns!

We’re back with year three of our Women’s Comedy Night Fundraiser! On November 14th, come enjoy some of Winnipeg’s funniest women in support of life-changing theatre. All are welcome! After turning away crowds in its first year, last year we brought in an early show and a racier late night show to meet demand. This […]

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Don’t Miss Home 2.0!

Dates are filling up fast for our high school touring show, Home 2.0, but don’t worry if you can’t see it in schools; there’s an opportunity for the public to see it at the Millenium Library on October 20th! The show starts at 2pm, and you can register for it here. Although the registration form […]

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New High School Touring Show – Home 2.0

With these opening lines, Home 2.0 begins the process of putting students into the shoes of immigrant and refugee youth who have resettled in Canada: “Can you name a time that you’ve had to start all over? New school? New house? New activity? Throughout the course of the show, we’ll be like flies on the wall […]

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Walking Art Tour – New to FemFest!

We’re excited to introduce something new to FemFest this year: a brand-new walking art tour! The tour will explore parts of Winnipeg’s downtown area, shining a light on some of our city’s hidden gems. Hosted by Heather Witherden and coordinated by Daphne Finlayson, the tour will feature a mix of spoken word, comedy, visual art, […]

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Enter to Win at the FemFest 2018 Raffle!

Throughout FemFest, we traditionally hold a raffle as another avenue for raising funds, so Sarasvati can continue to make transformative theatre and provide valuable development opportunities for Manitoba’s theatre artists. We’re entering our 16th year, and we must say that this year’s raffle will be bigger and better than ever! From books and gift cards, […]

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Volunteers Needed for FemFest 2018!

With less than two weeks until the opening of FemFest: Staging Resistance, we’re still looking for volunteers! Every year, the festival is a huge undertaking, and we can’t do it without the help of our community. We’re always looking for new volunteers, and there’s a myriad of ways you can be involved. As FemFest approaches, […]

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