2017-18 Season

Monday, August 7, 2017

On August 4th Sarasvàti Productions held its annual season launch aptly titled Envision… Over 60 members of the community attended the event in order to get an exclusive sneak-peek at the exciting and ambitious 2017/18 theatre season. Full details will be available on our website in the coming days.

We are excited to share these highlights :

FemFest 2017: Coming of Age – FemFest celebrates 15 years and continues to be Canada’s primary festival for female playwrights. FemFest takes place from September 16-23, 2017. The launch highlighted the Winnipeg premiere of Two Indians by Falen Johnson. The festival will also include the return of award-winning playwright Judith Thompson and a first-time partnership with the West End Cultural Centre to host Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote. Full details at .
– International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues will run from March 4-10, 2018 with the theme I Am Unstoppable. Pieces will explore stories of meeting challenges, overcoming obstacles or simply living life to the fullest. A national call has gone out for monologues and performance pieces, which will be performed in various community venues.
New Beginnings –The world premiere of the full-production of New Beginnings will run May 22 to May 27, 2018. We began work on this play over a year ago by working with the newcomer community to tell their stories in a multi-media experience.
– Workshop Series – We will continue to offer on-going skill-development workshops to emerging artists and youth. This year, our popular informal mentorship meet-ups Coffee with a Pro will continue as well as sessions on technical elements, monologues and making a living as a theatre artist in Winnipeg. After a very successful pilot project in the North End, we will continue to offer workshops and mentorship opportunities to serve youth in our North End neighbourhood.
– Plus two fundraising events! After our inaugural Women’s Comedy Night sold out last year we will be offering an early and a late show this year on November 15, 2017 once again hosted by Daina Smith at the King’s Head Pub. Stay tuned for details on a gourmet perogie night in June 2018.

This season we are envisioning a future full of inspiration and possibility!

Call for IWW Submissions

Tuesday, July 11, 2017



Sarasvàti Productions is seeking monologues or solo performance pieces that explore women or women-identifying stories for their annual cabaret to celebrate International Women’s Week (March 4-10, 2018). They must be created by Canadian artists. This year’s theme is ‘I Am Unstoppable’ and we are looking for stories of meeting challenges, overcoming obstacles or simply living life to the fullest. The goal is to reflect a diversity of experience so we are looking for a range of material. It can be written work that we would produce or artists in Winnipeg may submit work that they would like to perform. Any style is acceptable as long as the piece is under ten minutes in length and fits the above criteria. Royalties will be paid for use of materials and all performers are paid fees based on number of presentations.

Please send:

-a letter detailing the piece’s production history, including whether it is from a larger work or a stand-alone piece
-a copy of the script or description of a non-text based work (feel free to also submit a video if that is a better way to capture the content)
-a two-line synopsis of the piece, presenting the context and character
-a short bio (maximum 100 words)

Deadline is September 1, 2017.

All submissions must be e-mailed to:

For more information please phone (204) 586-2236 or e-mail . For details on Sarasvàti Productions visit .

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