Author Archives: Hope McIntyre

Paid Administrator Internship

Sarasvàti Productions has an internship opportunity for an Administrator. The individual must be a youth (under 30 years of age) and a post-secondary graduate who has graduated in the last 24 months but is currently unemployed or under employed. The candidate will have completed an undergrad degree in arts administration, cultural management or theatre. The […]

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Bake-Off Call for Submissions

It’s time to submit for the annual FemFest Bake-Off! A chance to win $500 and develop a new work for the stage. CALL FOR MANITOBA FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS FEMFEST 2017:  COMING OF AGE Winnipeg’s 15th Annual Festival of Plays by Women for Everyone  Sarasvati Productions is currently accepting applications for their 7th annual FemFest Bake–Off which […]

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Rising Star – Sonya Ballantyne

Sonya Ballantyne is a Cree filmmaker and writer originally from Misipawistik Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. With a father that liked to embellish tales of his life and a mother that loved movies of various genres, Sonya grew up with a wild imagination, a bizarre taste in movies, and a love of creating her own […]

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FemFest 2017: Coming of Age

Our 15th FemFest will run September 16-23! This year FemFest celebrates its 15th birthday and we are going all out! In 2003 Chicago was dominating film awards, George W. Bush was faced with protests due to the war in Iraq, America’s Next Top Model premiered on television and FemFest was launched. This year we celebrate […]

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Honouring Courage – Celebrating Diversity

An Evening of Ethiopian Dining and Storytelling Join us for a full course meal of traditional Ethiopian food followed by the story of Ali Saeed, fresh from his appearance at TEDx Winnipeg with his talk, “So Who Wants To Be A Refugee?” Ali is an award-winning human rights activist who shares his experience as a […]

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One Night Stand at Carol Shields Festival

On May 13th at 3:30pm, we will present our final One Night Stand of the season at Prairie Theatre Exchange’s The Carol Shields Festival of New Works! One Night Stand: FRINGE FRENZY! Instant Gratification. Immediate Results. Sarasvati Productions’ One Night Stand series gives playwrights the opportunity to test their work, while providing audiences a chance to […]

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Breaking Through World Premiere

After two years of work gathering stories, writing, receiving feedback, rewriting and testing the material we are extremely excited to share the culmination of our Mental Health is Everyone’s Health project with the world premiere of Breaking Through by Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore. MORGAN: Your worker says you have been behaving differently. KOKO: I […]

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Summer Jobs for Students!

Sarasvàti Productions is hiring two summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The individuals must be youth (under 30 years of age) and returning to full-time studies at a recognized institution in the fall. Both positions are for 30 hours a week for the full summer and we are particularly interested in candidates who […]

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Spring Audition Workshops!

We are excited to offer two workshops for actors to get ready for their next audition! Auditioning 101: The Basics for Beginners Facilitated by Hope McIntyre, Artistic Director of Sarasvàti Productions Saturday April 29th 1pm-4pm Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 400 Colony Street Room 0T09 Fee: $30 This workshop is designed for those who are […]

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World Storytelling Day!

We are excited to do a few final presentations of monologues in conjunction with the Manitoba Storytelling Guild! Celebrate World Storytelling Day with “Stories of Transformation” Sunday, March 19, 6:00pm – 8:30pm At Charisma Restaurant, 83 Sherbrook Tickets $35 $30 for members, students & seniors with performances of “Questions and Answers” by Sonya Ballantyne featuring […]

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