Emerging Artist Workshops

Emerging Artist Workshops


Events in the works include:

  • a continuation of our Coffee with a Pro series
  • DIY Theatre-Making
  • Movement for Actors
  • Queering Theatre 
  • How to Make a Living as a Theatre Artist
  • One Night Stand nights for playwrights to test material

If you have ideas or questions, contact Associate Producer Daphne Finlayson at associate@sarasvati.ca


One Night Stand
Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony St)
Admission by donation

Presented as part of FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance, the One Night Stand series gives playwrights the opportunity to test their work, while providing audiences a change to take part in the developmental process.Instant gratification. Immediate results.

We will be featuring works by:
Leigh-Anne Kehler
Frances Koncan
Jo MacDonald
Cairn Moore
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Devising from the Real World
with Norah Paton
Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:00 – 3:00pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony St)

In this workshop, participants will learn exercises and strategies for creating devised work. Paton’s style focuses on the real world, hinging on documentary theatre. Using this approach, participants will learn ways to create work by drawing inspiration from their own personal, social, and political worlds.

Norah Paton is a theatre artist based in Ottawa. Her solo creations include an extended love-letter to Stephen Harper (Stephen and Me) and a group fortune-telling experience (Readings). As a collaborator, her work has appeared at DIY spaces in Montreal, with the SMASH Collective in Berlin and at Fringe Festivals in Ontario, Quebec and Edinburgh.

Coffee House for Emerging Artists
Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:00 – 3:00pm
Forth (171 McDermot Ave)

Trying to get started in Winnipeg theatre? We want to hear from YOU! As part of our mandate, Sarasvàti Productions is committed to serving emerging artists in our community, providing the training and opportunities to help you get started in your theatre career. We want to know how to best serve YOU as an artist. What workshops would be most beneficial to you? How would you like to stay engaged with the work we’re doing? What can we do to better serve and represent the community?


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