A Message from Sarasvàti’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Sarasvàti Productions is saddened and disappointed that our newly hired Artistic Director, Frances Koncan, has resigned. To read the full statement, please CLICK HERE. 

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One Night Stand – Submissions Closed

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submissions for its One Night Stand scene-reading series, which will take place in March 2021Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the reading will be held in a digitally. 

We are currently seeking submissions of 10-minute scenes from work-in-progress plays from emerging playwrights based in ManitobaThese scenes will receive an hour-long closed dramaturgy session with actors, a director, and a dramaturge the week of March 8th, followed by a public presentation to receive audience feedback the week of March 15th. For more information please click One Night Stand Call for Submission March 2021!

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HIRING A ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE

Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company with a vision to transform society through theatre. The company is currently transitioning into a new office space with a new leadership model, and we are excited to be able to welcome an Artistic Associate (9-month part-time term contract) to the team.

The Artistic Associate is a 9-month (38 weeks) part-time term contract beginning in mid-February 2021 and culminating at the end of October 2021. The role is primarily administrative in nature, with an emphasis on coordination of workshops and events leading up to FemFest 2021, as well as assisting current staff with sponsorships, donor relations, outreach, and general office administration.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to info@sarasvati.ca. Applications will be accepted until January 22nd, with interviews held the following week. 

CLICK HERE FOR JOB LISTING.

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Thoughts on Digital Tour with Frances Koncan

Touring schools is a right-of-passage for many artists during their career in theatre, and a normal educational experience of many, many youths. Whether those memories are good or bad, I think we can all agree: getting out of class for an hour or two is always a great idea. 

But during a global pandemic, the concept of normal flies out the window. With no typical way forward, the theatre industry has been forced to do something it isn’t always comfortable doing: changing and adapting. And I, for one, am excited. Read more here!

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DECEMBER PUBLIC PERFORMANCES OF SEVEN VISIONS!

We invite our audience to join us in experiencing a multi-media style performance utilizing theatre, music, dance and visuals created by the stories from over 70 Indigenous Youth. At the end of the performance, the actors invite you to virtually participate in finding other scenarios, solutions, to change characters choices in three key scenes.

The performance dates are December 17-18, 8PM CST and December 19, 2PM CST.

You can view the performance through two different options: YouTube or StreamYard. YouTube viewers can interact in real-time using the chat function which can be brought up on the screen, or StreamYard viewers can be brought on screen with video and audio to interact in person. Facilitated by a live host – called The Joker in Forum Theatre – to discuss and reframe scenarios and interact with the student’s suggestions and questions.

Book your tickets here! Or to avoid paying the ticket service fee, please feel free to reserve your tickets through info@sarasvati.ca.

If you have any questions or concerns leading up to our virtual performance of Seven Visions, feel free to reach out to our staff at info@sarasvati.ca

 

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Welcome to December!

Welcome to December! We’ll be winding down and reflecting on the year that has past and the year to come later this month, but for now, I wanted to make a bold statement:

Winter is the best season of all the seasons and December is the best month of the year and here are 3 important reasons why. (Read more here!)

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Self-Care in the age of COVID-19

As we approach the ninth month of a pandemic and we start to get more and more snow, the feeling of pandemic fatigue weighs quite heavy on our consciousnesses. Today, angelica schwartz turned to their theatre community online looking for inspiration on Self-Care in the age of COVID-19. Read more here!

 

 

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Ideas for You

We’re starting to look ahead at the possibilities of 2021 and what the next year might bring. According to my trusted news sources – random people on Twitter – the tail end of 2021 may feature a vaccine for COVID-19 and signal a change in the winds leading into 2022. 

But what to do until then? 

Here are some ideas I’d like to share with you, in an award-deserving format that is sure to make my former employers say, “Glad we got rid of her!” Read this week’s blog HERE!


All of us at Sarasvàti Productions hope you will consider submitting your work for presentation at FemFest 2021. We can’t wait to read what you’ve got cooking and are very welcoming of work of all kinds and in all stages of development. You can find submission guidelines HERE.

Nov. 26th at 11am is the next deadline for donating to our Endowment Fund, which provides stability of future income for companies like us. A donation to our endowment fund honours the legacy of the donor in forever and gets matched thanks to programs by the Winnipeg Foundation and the federal government. Your donation supports us in realizing our artistic and community goals! You can learn more about it HERE.

And we always appreciate donations of any amount right here on our website

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Interview with Seven Visions Elder, Gayle Pruden

Elder Gayle Pruden shares with us her role on Songide’ewin/Seven Visions, history of the Jingle Dress, and her hopes for the future of Indigenous youth. Read this week’s blog here!

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Getting Ready for the School Tour

Today is the day!

What day? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading.

Today is the day our Seven Visions school tour gets documented, in perpetuity (that’s a word that lawyers use, I learned it from Legally Blonde), for the viewing pleasure of students far and wide. Read more about this week’s blog here!

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