Call for Int’l Women’s Week Monologues

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sarasvàti Productions is seeking monologues or solo performance pieces for their annual cabaret to celebrate International Women’s Week (March 3-9, 2019). They must be created by Canadian artists and performed by a women or someone who is female-identifying. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome pieces written about all who fit under either of these categories/identifiers. This year we are seeking work that tackles what the writer feels is a crucial issue of our time. In particular, we are interested in works that use humour, wit and unique approaches rather than traditional narrative. 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 August 31, 2018 at midnight CST.

Sarasvàti Productions is also committed to equity and actively encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

All submissions must be e-mailed to:

For more information please phone (204) 586-2236 or e-mail

Hiring Production/Tour Coordinator Intern

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sarasvàti Productions has a paid internship opportunity for a Production and Tour Coordinator. The individual must be a youth (under 30 years of age) and a post-secondary graduate. The candidate will have completed an undergraduate degree in theatre, either with a specialty in production, stage management or cultural management. The role of Production/Tour Coordinator is funded through the Young Canada Works Youth Internship Program in partnership with the Cultural Human Resources Council. It is intended to provide work experience for someone seeking a career in the arts.

The position is for 30 hours a week from August 20 to March 22 at a wage of $11.50/hour.

The Production and Tour Coordinator will assist with production elements for a tour and other programming as part of Sarasvàti Productions’ 2018/19 season of works.

Tasks will include:
• assisting the production manager and Artistic Director;
• contacting schools and youth touring venues and handling tour logistics;
• coordinating all production elements for a spring production;
• developing and overseeing a community tour of a new project;
• and creating schedules, budgets and necessary paperwork.

We are looking for someone:
• with strong communication, organization, coordination and computer skills;
• who is passionate about theatre and organizing;
• committed to the idea of the arts as a means of social change;
• excited to be a member of the Sarasvàti Productions’ team;
• keen to learn about the production and touring side of theatre.

Experience in some aspect of the theatrical industry is an asset. A valid driver’s license is required.

For more information on the company please visit our website – To apply please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to For questions or information contact Hope McIntyre at or (204) 586-2236. Candidates must also register on the Young Canada Works website –

Sarasvàti Productions is committed to equity and actively encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Application deadline: July 31, 2018.

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 while creating positive social change in the community.

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