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  • SUPPORT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JAIL BABY

    FUNDRAISING GOAL $5,000 | RAISED TO DATE $3,246.20
    We need your support! Every penny helps to get this important new work on the stage and provide an amazing artistic opportunity for the artist as well as audiences. Donations from companies or individuals who support the show are eligible for a charitable receipt. See below for the full list of rewards.

    This is a huge project but one that is both timely and valuable. With many recent problems for incarcerated women it is clear that their stories need to be heard.

    Jail Baby by Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore
    (with Nan Fewchuk and Marsha Knight)
    World Premiere Theatre Production
    May 16-26, 2013
    Asper Centre for Theatre of Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street)

    Jail Baby is the culmination of three years work in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba. In this powerful new play based on work with incarcerated women, hilarious parody is interspersed with the harsh reality of the cycle of incarceration.

    Jasmine bursts into the world unlike your typical new born child and is anointed a “jail baby.” Born in prison, raised by a mother who revolves in and out of the correctional system, tossed in and out of foster care, Jasmine is destined to become one of society’s monsters. When she finds herself pregnant and facing her most serious charge yet, Jasmine is horrified at the thought of having her unborn child repeat her life of despair.

    Through a series of hilarious parodies, the myths of prison life for incarcerated women are presented and weaved together with Jasmine’s journey. From bad prison B movies to Kangaroo Court, the ensemble of characters turn common beliefs on their heads in order to make the audience question their preconceptions of women offenders.

    At the helm will be renowned local director Ann Hodges. The play will include seven local actors, including opportunities for aboriginal actors, as well as a professional design team. Our goal is to make the piece as accessible as possible in order to allow a wide range of the community to experience it and join in the important discussion of how the Canadian justice system can better serve our communities. We will also be hosting panels after selected performances in order to hear from former offenders, community organizations, victims’ groups and those who work in the system.

    Please become a part of Jail Baby’s success by making a contribution toward this world premiere!

    Jail Baby Rewards

    Fuel $10 or more: Listed as a ‘Friend’ in the program.

    Fuel $15 or more: Listed as a ‘Friend’ in the program and charitable tax receipt.

    Fuel $20 or more:Listed as a ‘Friend’ in the program, charitable tax receipt and Sarasvàti Productions button.

    Fuel $50 or more: Listed as a ‘Supporter’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button and pen.

    Fuel $75 or more: Listed as a ‘Supporter’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button, pen and a Jail Baby poster signed by the cast.

    Fuel $100 or more: Listed as a ‘Supporter’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button, pen, a Jail Baby poster signed by the cast and a Sarasvàti t-shirt.

    Fuel $150 or more: Listed as a ‘Patron’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button, pen, a Jail Baby poster signed by the cast, Sarasvàti t-shirt and a copy of the script of Jail Baby (published by Scirocco Drama).

    Fuel $250 or more: Listed as a ‘Champion’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button, pen, a Jail Baby poster signed by the cast, Sarasvàti t-shirt, a copy of the script of Jail Baby (published by Scirocco Drama) and a Sarasvàti mug.

    Fuel $500 or more: Listed as a ‘Champion’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button, pen, a Jail Baby poster signed by the cast, Sarasvàti t-shirt, a copy of the script of Jail Baby (published by Scirocco Drama), a Sarasvàti mug and two free tickets to the opening night performance and reception.

    Fuel $1,000 or more: Listed as a ‘Champion’ in the program, charitable tax receipt, Sarasvàti Productions button, pen, a Jail Baby poster signed by the cast, Sarasvàti t-shirt, a copy of the script of Jail Baby (published by Scirocco Drama), a Sarasvàti mug, two free tickets to the opening night performance and reception, as well as a backstage tour.

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