Author Archives: Hope McIntyre

FemFest Thanks!!

Well FemFest 2020 was not like any other year! As we closed the 18th annual festival on September 26th we were filled with gratitude. We were blessed with weather that allowed all of our outdoor shows to continue as planned. The rain cooperated, although there was some bothersome wind pushing back our tech rehearsals – […]

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FemFest Raffle

Our raffle draw will be held on September 26th to mark the end of FemFest! Don’t miss out on a chance to win amazing prizes from spa packages to theatre tickets. The raffle is completely on-line this year – easy to purchase tickets without leaving your home. Not only are the odds good for winning, […]

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Launching FemFest 2020

Missing theatre? Get your fill from September 19-26 at FemFest. Featuring a laugh-out-loud music sketch revue, a solo show about inter-generational trauma, and pieces about identity, our 18th annual festival focuses on ‘Engaging Community’ by putting unique stories centre stage. This year features both virtual and live socially-distanced events. Check our website for full information and […]

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Incoming Artistic Director

The Board of Directors of Sarasvàti Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Frances Koncan as Incoming Artistic Director. Hope McIntyre, as founding Artistic Director, has indicated a need to transition the company to new leadership. The filling of this position will support both the longevity of the company and allow McIntyre to focus […]

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Songide’ewin – Thank You!

A huge thank you to all those who helped to make our revamped production of Songide’ewin such a success. We had sold out audience, in our socially distanced set-up at Whittier Park. Plus a couple hundred more viewers of our inaugural livestreamed production. We are grateful to all the artists, elders, advisors, community members, audience, […]

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Songide’ewin Coming Soon!

From August 25 to 27 we will finally share Songide’ewin with audiences! We’ve worked hard to ensure a safe process for our cast, crew and audiences. This production features the stories and lived experiences of over 70 Indigenous youth performed by a cast of 5. Join us outdoors or online! For three nights at 7pm […]

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Pitching 101: Virtual Workshop

We are excited to announce our next workshop will be on August 12 at 7pm. Join us for our Pitching 101: Virtual Workshop! What is a pitch? This workshop’s focus is on an artist’s ability to attract the attention of an audience. Wednesday, August 12th 7pm- 9:30pm Online Registration Fee: $10.00 Led by Artistic Director […]

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Hiring Commitment

Sarasvàti Productions joins its voice to other organizations and institutions that unreservedly acknowledge that racism and sexism continue to impact how we function in our respective areas of society. While Sarasvàti exists to break down barriers in the theatre world, we know we can do better. As a Board of Directors we are struggling with […]

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FemFest 2020 Line-Up

FemFest 2020

We are excited to announce the line-up for our 18th annual festival! FemFest 2020: Engaging Community is coming up in September 2020 and gives us all something to look forward to. Over a year ago we started planning an amazing array of artists for the festival. We are pivoting some aspects to be offered virtually […]

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Call for Bake-Off

We are accepting submissions from playwrights for our annual FemFest Bake-Off. Five Manitoba women/non-binary playwrights will be selected to participate. A meeting will occur in August at which the writers will be given their ingredients to bake a new script. Readings of the resulting work will take place on September 21st at FemFest 2020: Engaging […]

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