One Night Stand at Carol Shields Festival

Monday, May 1, 2017

On May 13th at 3:30pm, we will present our final One Night Stand of the season at Prairie Theatre Exchange’s The Carol Shields Festival of New Works!


One Night Stand: FRINGE FRENZY!

Instant Gratification. Immediate Results.

Sarasvati Productions’ One Night Stand series gives playwrights the opportunity to test their work, while providing audiences a chance to take part in the developmental process. For the Carol Shields Festival, all selections featured are excerpts of shows from the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival!

Coordinated by Tatiana Carnevale


Anomie by Wren Brian; directed by Eric Rae; performed by Victoria Hill and Eric Rae

Harper & Row by Rebekah Enns and Sarah Flynn

Riot Resist Revolt Repeat written and directed by Frances Koncan; performed by Melanee Deschambeault, Sandy Klowak, Frances Koncan, Eric Rae, Karmelle Spence-Sing, and Erica Wilson

(Un)Happy Medium by Heather Madill; directed by Alan Mackenzie; performed by Joseph Aragon, Kami Desilets, and Heather Madill

Inertia by Gislina Patterson, Davis Plett, Angelica Schwartz, and Erin Meagan Schwartz

Filter This by Craig Terlson and Reba Terlson; directed by Kaeleigh Ayre; performed by Sam McLean, Jesse Nobess, and Reba Terlson

Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor Portage Place

Check out information on the full festival.

Breaking Through World Premiere

Monday, April 17, 2017

After two years of work gathering stories, writing, receiving feedback, rewriting and testing the material we are extremely excited to share the culmination of our Mental Health is Everyone’s Health project with the world premiere of Breaking Through by Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore.

MORGAN: Your worker says you have been behaving differently.

KOKO: I pride myself on behaving differently.

The stories of five individuals struggling with mental health issues interweave in this new play. The project saw writers McIntyre and Moore team up with Artists in Health Care, Red Threads Playback Theatre and the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as well as working with multiple community organizations and the public. The resulting play is an exploration of mental illness grounded in real experience.

We have assembled a stellar artistic team under director Kevin Klassen, including design team Kim Griffin (set/costumes), Dean Cowieson (lighting) and jaymez (video/sound). The Winnipeg cast is Elena Anciro, Dorothy Carroll, Richie Diggs, Marsha Knight, Harry Nelken, Spenser Payne and Josh Ranville.

The show runs May 23-28 – get your tickets now!

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