FemFest 2015 Call for Submissions


FEMFEST 2015: Hear Her Roar!
Winnipeg’s 13th Annual Festival of Plays by Women for Everyone

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submission for its 13th annual FemFest, which will take place in September 2015.We are currently seeking submissions of finished scripts and proposals of work in progress for us to produce at the festival as well as works that touring companies would like to present at the festival. Subject matter is wide open but our focus this year is work that falls under the theme of speaking up/speaking out. All scripts must be written by a Canadian female playwright and have a running time of no more than one hour. We are also interested in short ten-minute plays. Technical and set requirements must be minimal due to the festival setting. A reading committee will assess submissions for their individual quality and in order to program a balanced festival. Touring shows will receive a performance fee, selected playwrights that we produce ourselves will be paid royalties and works in development will be offered a dramaturg.

Please include:

  1. A cover letter

-with full contact information (mailing address, phone # and e-mail)

-expressing why you feel your project should be a part of FemFest 2015

-detailing any production history

  1. A 100 word synopsis of the play.
  2. A 100 word bio of the playwright or main artist.
  3. One copy of the script formatted according to acceptable Canadian play script      format or, in the case of a work in progress, a detailed script proposal.

In addition, we are seeking short performances for our Cabaret evenings. The Cabarets are interdisciplinary so we welcome submissions by musical groups, comedy troupes, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and multi-media work. The main creative force must be female. Groups or individuals interested in the Cabarets can simply forward information on the work they would like presented as well as a bio.

All submissions must be received in the office by October 31, 2014.  Submissions should be mailed to:

FemFest 2015
Sarasvàti Productions
242 Cathedral   Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 0X3

E-mail submissions will not be accepted. For more information please contact us at (204) 586-2236 or info@sarasvati.ca. To view details on past FemFests check out our website www.sarasvati.ca.

Please note that the ability to proceed with the festival is dependent on funding.

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