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Summer Jobs for Students!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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 would like to continue with part-time work in the fall; the wage is $11.10/hour. Below are descriptions of the two positions.

Production Assistant
This individual will assist with the management of production elements for Sarasvàti Productions’ upcoming projects including: the world premiere of Breaking Through; FemFest, a theatre festival dedicated to women playwrights; and coordination of youth-based workshops. Tasks will include: liaising with production team members, artists and presenting companies; creating schedules; maintaining paperwork and undertaking administrative tasks; coordinating meetings; sourcing production requirements and recruiting volunteers. Strong communication, organizational, coordination and computer skills required. Theatre experience is a definite asset.

Marketing and Community Outreach Assistant
This individual will assist with the marketing and community outreach work for Sarasvàti Productions’ upcoming projects including: the world premiere of Breaking Through; FemFest (a festival of one-act plays by women); and a series of workshops for youth. Tasks will include: communication with media, partner organizations, target audience groups, schools, community groups, and advertising outlets to pursue possible promotional opportunities. In addition the student will coordinate promotional work with graphic artists, presenters, and performing artists in order to take advantage of all marketing angles. This may include creating communications tools and promotional materials, including snail mail and e-mail campaigns. In addition the student will coordinate promotional work, while exploring ways to reach out to under-represented communities. In conjunction with marketing tasks, the student will assist in the pursuit of media sponsorship and advertising dollars. Strong organizational, communication and computer skills are required with particular familiarity in Photoshop, In Design, Microsoft Publisher and Excel databases, as well as with on-line social media. Experience in marketing and/or development is an asset.

For more information on the company please visit our website – www.sarasvati.ca. To apply for either position please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to info@sarasvati.ca.

The positions are dependent on funding, but we hope to start in late April or early May.

Application deadline: April 14, 2017

For questions or information contact Hope McIntyre at info@sarasvati.ca or (204) 586-2236.

About Sarasvàti Productions:
Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc. (founded in Winnipeg in 2000) seeks to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop and showcase their skills, and celebrate their creativity.


Spring Audition Workshops!

Monday, March 20, 2017

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
Sunday April 29th 1pm-4pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 400 Colony Street Room 2T05
Fee: $30

This workshop is designed for those who are new to auditioning, or who have only done a few auditions. After twenty years of auditions, our Artistic Director has seen a lot of the same mistakes made over and over again. As part of our goal to support emerging artists we want those new to acting to put their best foot forward. The workshop will cover do’s and don’ts from choosing a monologue to etiquette, as well as provide tips to getting the part! If you have a headshot and resume please bring them along for critique. Those who have prepared monologues will also have a chance to present an excerpt for direct coaching.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER – April 17th!
Only 20 spots available!

 

Mock Audition Workshop for Advanced Actors
Facilitated by Ardith Boxall (TPM), Krista Jackson (RMTC) and Ari Weinberg (WJT)
Wednesday June 14th 4pm—8pm
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (174 Market Avenue)
Fee: $30

Sarasvàti Productions presents a mock audition workshop for theatre actors. We have asked Artistic Director’s from three Winnipeg theatres to facilitate: Ardith Boxall (TPM) Krista Jackson (RMTC) and Ari Weinberg (WJT) . In the first half, participants will each perform one 1-2 minute monologue for the panel of Artistic Directors and receive individual feedback. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to group feedback and a moderated Q&A . Required: Applicants must have experience auditioning for a professional theatre. Please include a list of any auditions for a professional Theatre with your registration.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER – May 10th!

 

Email associate@sarasvati.ca or call 204-586-2236 with your name and phone number to register. Payment can be dropped off at the office or arranged online.


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