A Proud Part of Winnipeg

Friday, December 27, 2019

The holidays offer such a great opportunity to take advantage of all Winnipeg has to offer. Although we are hard at work preparing for multiple projects in the new year, our Sarasvati team is also taking some time off to enjoy our local winter wonderland. Have you checked out the skating trails around the Forks, the fabulous Kent Monkman’s exhibit at the WAG, and don’t forget for the kids The Paper Bag Princess is running into January at PTE.

We can’t wait to share all that we are working on for the start of 2020, including our huge production at the Forks in May, then in September we launch our 20th season in Winnipeg!! We are very proud to be one of so many long-standing arts and cultural institutions in the city.

As seen in Flightnetwork‘s Article – A Whirlwind of Experiences in Winnipeg – we are also just one of so many active experiences happening in Winnipeg throughout the year.

Happy Holidays from Sarasvàti Productions!

Friday, December 20, 2019

As this decade comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the incredible year that was 2019!

We hosted our annual International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues, with the theme Here I Am! The pieces toured to a record number of organizations and communities including The Pas and Flin Flon. We also partnered with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights for a successful free evening of performances throughout the Museum.

We celebrated our 17th FemFest, featuring theatre and theatre creators from across the country. Some highlights included another fun and successful Bake-Off, a unique community piece featuring real-life mothers and daughters, and a very sweet guide dog performer named Tulia (featured in Raising Stanley/Life With Tulia

This year we continued our Emerging Artist Workshop Series, putting on a variety of workshops and panels. We were also able to partner with some fantastic community organizations, including the Norwest Youth Hub and SEED, to do workshops for youth.

In the fall we completed the first phase of the Reconciliation Through Theatre Project, which included readings of the piece Seven Visions in the spring. Throughout the process we’ve been able to partner with seven wonderful community organizations in the city. We met, talked and created art with over 70 youth about their experiences of and feelings about reconciliation. As we move into 2020, the creative and production teams (including playwright Jo MacDonald and director Tracey Nepinak) are hard at work. We look forward to presenting a piece honouring those youths’ experiences for our performances in May at The Forks.  

2020 is sure to be a thrilling year for us here at Sarasvàti! A lot of changes are on the horizon – a new office, a leadership transition – and we are so grateful and excited to have such an amazing team of supporters, community members, artists and friends surrounding us.

Coming up in 2020 – the International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Changes! This wide variety of solo performances will explore how we navigate a changing world. In addition to touring throughout Manitoba, there will be two community performances on March 7th at 4pm and 8pm. You can buy tickets or find more details on the line up here.

Please note that the Sarasvàti Productions office will be closed from December 24, 2019 to January 1st, 2020 inclusive.

Thank you for all your support this year, and we wish you all the best for 2020!

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