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
Saturday April 29th 1pm-4pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 400 Colony Street Room 0T09
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.

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.



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

World Storytelling Day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

We are excited to do a few final presentations of monologues in conjunction with the Manitoba Storytelling Guild!

Celebrate World Storytelling Day with “Stories of Transformation”
Sunday, March 19, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
At Charisma Restaurant, 83 Sherbrook
Tickets $35
$30 for members, students & seniors
with performances of “Questions and Answers” by Sonya Ballantyne featuring Melanee Deschambeault, “Wild Orchid” by Bev Brenna featuring Sarah London and “Three Totems” by Natalie Fijia featuring Johanna Burdon
Enjoy an Indian buffet with vegetarian and gluten free options in good company while listening to original, thought provoking stories. Tickets are available online at or reserve at


Then on April 7th we will be participating in A Professional Development Opportunity from the Manitoba Storytelling Guild/Conteurs du Manitoba and the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice. Nalini Reddy will be performing “Diaspora” and collaborators Angie St. Mars and Alka Kumar will speak about the process of creation.

Giving Voice to our Stories: Giving Shape to our World
Friday, April 7, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Hanley Hall, St Paul’s College, U of M
Tickets $55 / $40 for students, seniors and members

What is this workshop about?

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about 3 art-based approaches to helping people tell stories from their lived experience;
  • Explore ways of using personal stories to support individual, social, and political change.

Art Forms/Presenters:

Digital Storytelling:  Frances Ravinsky Community Works

Transformative Theatre:  Sarasvati  Productions

The Story Circle:  Marc Kuly, University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education

The workshop includes time for a facilitated discussion on how to integrate art-based story work into our service delivery and our social change efforts.

The Manitoba Storytelling Guild/Conteurs du Manitoba supports and promotes the art of oral storytelling throughout Manitoba. To register or buy tickets online visit our website at or contact us at

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