FemFest 2019: All the World’s A Stage!

FemFest 2019: All the World’s A Stage!

Sarasvàti Productions is thrilled to announce the seventeenth annual festival of life-changing theatre for everyone. Running from September 14-21, FemFest 2019: All the World’s A Stage will showcase talent from across the country, as well as celebrate local playwrights and emerging talent. Check out the FemFest 2019 Brochure for full details.


Created and Performed by xLq (Jordan Campbell and Maddie Bautista) and Katherine Walker-Jones Commissioned and developed with the support of Nightswimming 
4 audience members. 1 table. $1000.00 in cash. Limitless interactive possibilities. 
An interactive, site-specific game with four players and $1,000 cash – 4inXchange is a pop art business meeting that guides you through a series of dialogues, chances, competitions, and meditations. Use the cash on the table to get to know your fellow participants, while xLq asks provocative questions about value, intimacy, love, and truth. Returns and exchanges guaranteed. 

FREE to book a spot to attend. 4inXchange culminates in a unique Pay-What-You-Choose process – please bring some cash of your own to participate.”

Winner, NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award, SummerWorks 2018


Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia
by Kim Kilpatrick, Karen Bailey and Bronwyn Steinberg

Storyteller: Kim Kilpatrick
Painter: Karen Bailey
Director: Bronwyn Steinberg
Guide dog: Tulia

Is a guide dog just a dog that works, or are they more than that? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick tells stories of the four guide dogs she has handled, accompanied by Karen Bailey’s paintings of the puppy she raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind — guiding you on the journey from energetic puppy to working dog for the blind. Whether your experience is through sound, sight, or the combination of both, you are fully included in the stories, the paintings, and the stories behind the paintings in this theatrical collaboration. Plus, you can never go wrong with a dog on stage.

Open audio description is built into every performance.


Like Mother, Like Daughter
Director: Rose Plotek
Associate Director: Darwin Lyons
Original Concept: Ravi Jain, Rose Plotek, and Poppy Keeling
Co-Created by Why Not Theatre & Complicité Creative Learning

This unique, participatory project brings together real mothers and their daughters to weave together stories from their own lives in an improvised format. The Winnipeg version of this experience will include mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (newcomers, as well as those who may have immigrated many years ago) as well as Indigenous mothers and daughters. In the second part of the presentation, the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a meal to continue the conversations.

FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003!

Please see our brochure for more details: FemFest 2019 Brochure
For tickets and info: 204-586-2236 | Sarasvati.ca | FemFest.ca

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