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Queering Theatre Round-Table

Monday, January 21, 2019

Join us on January 27th at 1pm for a community discussion on the practice of including more queer stories on Winnipeg stages.

In this round-table discussion, panelists will speak to the representation and practice of queer stories in Winnipeg theatre, including the differing approaches to queering theatre in one’s own work.

Topics include:
How does one’s identity as a queer person influence their work or practice?
How does one’s identity affect experiences offstage and in the community?
How does the work we see affect our understanding of ourselves and how others see us?

Facilitated by Erin Meagan Schwartz

Speakers:
Elissa Kixen
Davis Plett
Lara Rae
Liam Zarrillo

The Qube at Rainbow Resource Centre
(170 Scott St, Entrance off Wardlaw St)

Accessibility:
All washrooms on site are gender-inclusive.
The front door has a small ramp and a doorbell, and from here, all main floor spaces and The Qube are accessible. Washrooms are unfortunately not wheelchair-accessible. For more information, please visit: https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/about/location

Admission is by donation.
To RSVP, contact Daphne at associate@sarasvati.ca or at (204) 586-2236.


Hiring Project Coordinator

Thursday, January 3, 2019

We are hiring an INIDIGENOUS PROJECT COORDINATOR for a new initiative.

Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company with a vision to transform society through theatre. We are about to embark on a new project using the arts to share the stories of Indigenous youth with a goal to explore the effects of colonization and the meaning of reconciliation. We are excited to be able to welcome to the team an Indigenous Project Coordinator for this initiative. The Project Coordinator will work on a contract basis from late January 2019 to early May 2020. This role is primarily administrative in nature, managing logistics rather than undertaking creative work. The Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing all logistical aspects of the project
  • regularly reporting to the full staff team, Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Board
  • managing communication with multiple partner organizations
  • implementing recommendations from consultation circles
  • recruiting and contracting artists, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other participants
  • planning workshop sessions for story gathering
  • working with the team to coordinate logistical elements for public presentations
  • overseeing follow-up with community groups, potential partners and other arts organizations
  • assisting with outreach and networking
  • helping realize the goals of the initiative including archiving the process and putting plans in place for long-term implementation of new processes.

We encourage all interested parties to apply, however the ideal candidate will bring the following expertise and abilities:

  • first and foremost a knowledge of the historical context of colonization and reconciliation
  • connections with Indigenous organizations, contacts and artists
  • an understanding or familiarity with the theatre industry
  • organizational skills
  • good at juggling tasks and prioritizing
  • ability to self-initiate and work independently
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work in a team environment
  • strong computer skills
  • as well as a passion for the arts and social change.

Sarasvàti Productions is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from all Indigenous candidates. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

We are in the early stages of developing this 18-month project. The rate of pay and weekly hours will be negotiated to match the ideal candidate’s experience and availability. The position will be based out of the Sarasvàti Productions’ office at 242 Cathedral Avenue, but with the flexibility to work off-site.

For more information on the company please visit our website – www.sarasvati.ca. To apply please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to info@sarasvati.ca.

Deadline for application is January 30th or when the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted will be contacted. Please note the position is dependent on funding.


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