Art Beyond the Stage

Monday, March 6, 2017

As part of our Cabaret of Monologues on March 11th we are excited to present art advocacy in the lobby, thanks to the work of our amazing Outreach Coordinator, Audrey Unger! A Masters student at the U of M, Audrey has been working with Sarasvàti Productions since September 2016 as part of her practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies.
She helped to organize story-gathering workshops at a variety of organizations that serve immigrants and refugees. Some of the pieces that will be performed on March 11th were developed directly from these workshops.

Audrey has also been curating an incredible display of visual art in order to highlight this year’s Cabaret theme of “Starting Over”. The collection is made up of pieces in many mediums that have been created by Winnipeg-based artists including photography from the Eritrean Women’s Association and traditional outfits from Uganda and Iraq. Professional Artist Xavier Mutshipayi, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be present with his collection of paintings titled “Awakened Consciousness”.  The lobby installation represents different moments from these artists’ experience as newcomers at various stages of life in Canada.

There will be interactive opportunities as well! Many of the artists will be there to meet the public and chat about their work. Members of the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute, who were part of our story-gathering workshops, will be set up in the lobby. There will be opportunity to purchase items from Sew Fair, a local fair trade company that employs newcomer women.

Last but not least, check out our photo booth, where you and your friends can take a selfie with your own call to action. We’ll have #beboldforchange arm bands and signs as part of CUPE’s International Women’s Day 2017 campaign.

You can take part in our lobby installation at the Asper Centre for Theatre & Film before and after the performances on March 11th at 4pm and 8pm. Tickets are just $15 and available on-line or at the door. See you there!

One Night Stand Student Edition

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Join us March 3rd for the second edition of our rebooted One Night Stand series, where audiences get to experience ten-minute excerpts of works in progress. Our first evening was a huge success and now we want to feature playwriting students in order to support emerging voices. We have a wonderful combination of students from the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and from our partner Prairie Theatre Exchange Theatre and Film School.

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Series 2: School Night │scenes by students!

The featured works are:

The Dance by Tyler White

Neechie-itas by Jo MacDonald

Abstract Vincent Van Gogh by Sarah Luby

Dodgeball by Wayne Ferguson

and currently untitled works by Jonathan Mourant and Molly Cross-Blanchard

March 3rd 2017 at 7:30 PM

Colin Jackson Studio, Prairie Theatre Exchange

3rd floor, Portage Place │ Admission by donation

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