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Call for Bake-Off

We are accepting submissions from playwrights for our annual FemFest Bake-Off. Five Manitoba women/non-binary playwrights will be selected to participate. A meeting will occur in August at which the writers will be given their ingredients to bake a new script. Readings of the resulting work will take place on September 21st at FemFest 2020: Engaging […]

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Hiring – Building a Team

We are excited to announce a new staff structure and opportunities for new leadership and team members. Over the last eight months, thanks to the support of the Winnipeg Foundation, the Board of Directors of Sarasvàti Productions has had the valuable ability to assess leadership structure and office operations. With an Assistant Artistic Director job […]

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General Auditions – Virtually

We are seeking submissions from actors, but due to the need for on-going social distancing we won’t be holding in person general auditions this year. Simply express your interest via email submission with a headshot and resume. We will then hold show specific virtual auditions as needed for our 2020/21 season. DEADLINE It is recommended […]

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Black Lives Matter: Official Statement

Over the last week, we’ve been reflecting on how best to use our platform as a way to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Of course, one statement on social media is not enough, there also needs to be action taken to ensure that we continue to centre BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists […]

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FemFest 2020 – Save the Dates!

We are moving ahead with planning for September 19 to 26! This will mark our 18th annual FemFest and this year’s theme is Engaging Community.  What the festival will look like is still a work in progress. Our amazing team is developing multiple contingencies depending on the reality that we may be in come September. […]

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Producing 101 Virtual Workshop

We’re excited to announce our next on-line workshop scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at 1pm: Producing 101 – Virtual Edition. Coming up with a script or show idea is half the work, but once you have that, what then? If you’re thinking of self-producing this workshop is for you! It will provide a helpful breakdown […]

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Call for One Night Stand

We are now accepting submissions for our One Night Stand reading series, which will take place in June! Deadline is May 8, 2020. A great opportunity for all playwrights looking for a way to keep developing their work. After several years of programming this unique event, we are excited to try some new approaches. One […]

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Reconciliation Through Theatre Video

Although the culmination of our reconciliation through theatre project had to be postponed, we are excited to share this video looking back at the amazing work with youth. A huge thank you to Hue for compiling it and to all our wonderful partner organizations for their ongoing support. From June to November 2019, we were […]

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Accessibility On Stage and Off

We were so grateful to partner with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba (AANM) and Sick + Twisted Theatre to host “Accessibility On Stage and Off” on Saturday, April 4th. This on-line roundtable discussion featured Debbie Patterson as moderator and panelists Diane Driedger, Ph.D., Hannah Foulger, Joanna K. Hawkins, Hailley Rhoda, and AANM Executive Director Jenel Shaw. […]

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Launchpad Applications

We are excited to look forward to the fall and our second Launchpad initiative at FemFest! After a successful pilot last year, we’ve refined this emerging artist unit. It is open to women and non-binary emerging artists. It includes an intensive training experience and opportunity to perform at FemFest 2020. Participants are paid an honorarium […]

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