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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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Feast your eyes on the annual Bake-Off!

Every year as part of FemFest, we host the annual Bake-Off, where we challenge selected playwrights with a list of ingredients and eight hours to cook up their own fantastic theatrical feasts! On Friday, August 17th, our five fearless playwrights met to discover this year’s “ingredients” and begin working on their scenes. They had eight […]

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Reimagining… Our 2018/19 Season!

With our launch behind us, we’re excited to share with you Sarasvàti Productions’ 2018/19 Season: Reimagining… Read on below for more information on the exciting events we have planned! FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance FemFest celebrates 16 years with a focus on life-changing theatre for everyone. Highlights from the festival include touring performers from Toronto to […]

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One Night Stand 2018

On April 25th at 7pm we’re bringing the One Night Stand series back for another year! This time around, all the submissions take place in a world much like our own – but with a few twists thrown in (heaven-sent chili fries? An evil plot about Mike & Ike’s? The drowned remains of Portage Place? […]

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New Beginnings: Community Collaboration

From May 22-27, witness a team of 9 artists collaborating, 9 performers, 9 dancers, musicians and dozens of community participants! We just had our first rehearsal and it is clear that it’s going to be one heck of a show. Over the past two years, we’ve been interviewing community members who are newcomers to Canada, […]

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One Night Stand Returns

Sarasvàti Productions is thrilled to announce that we’re bringing back the One Night Stand series for another year! The One Night Stand series provides emerging and established playwrights with audience feedback on new material or works-in-progress. The evening will feature a line-up of short scenes read by a team of local actors. Coordinating this year’s […]

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Growing Our Work in the Community

We are excited to be offering free workshops for North End Youth! To honour our commitment to the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord we are putting into action specific goals. The first step was bringing back our workshop series with Children of the Earth High School. We began the series in 2017 to introduce students to the […]

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