Call for Submissions – FemFest Bake-Off


FEMFEST 2014:  She’s Got the Power
Winnipeg’s 12th Annual Festival of Plays by Women for Everyone 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Sarasvati Productions is now accepting applications for their 12th annual FemFest “Bake–Off” which will take place in September 2014. This year’s Bake- Off will be in honour of Janet Taylor who served on Sarasvàti’s Board of Directors until her passing this past year. For this portion of the festival we are seeking five courageous female playwrights, of varying levels of experience, to participate.

On Friday, August 29st at 10 a.m. the five playwrights chosen for the event, will be given eight hours to write a new 10 minute play from scratch. Writers will be provided with three key “ingredients” (chosen in memory of Janet Taylor) that they must incorporate into their script.  Each short play will receive a few hours of direction with a team of ensemble players.

On Monday, September 15th the mini plays will be performed before a live audience who will vote for the script they would most like to see developed into a one-act play. The winner of the 2014 Bake-Off will receive a workshop or full production of their play in FemFest 2015.

If you are a playwright who needs a deadline or a little motivation to get that first scene out of your head and onto the page, then the FemFest Bake-Off is for you!  All interested playwrights should send in an application.

Please include:

1.  A cover letter
-with full contact information (mailing address, phone # and e-mail)
-expressing why you should be a participant in FemFest’s Bake-off 2014
            -detailing any production history

2.   A 100 word bio of the playwright

3.   A 5-10 page writing sample (can be a scene or monologue)

All applications must be received in the office by Monday, August 11th, 2014.

Applications should be mailed to:

FemFest 2012- Bake-off
c/o Cairn Moore
Sarasvati Productions
242 Cathedral Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2W 0X3

Not all applications will be accepted. For more information please contact us at (204) 586-2236 or To view details on past FemFests check out our website

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