This morning, Sarasvàti Productions held its annual season launch reception, Revelation & Revolution. We were pleased to welcome 50 members of the media and community to the event. They were privy to an exclusive sneak-peek of our exciting and ambitious 2013-2014 theatre season.
Stay tuned to the website for full season info and updates. Check out the FemFest 2013 slide show or the Season Launch video!
Highlights of Sarasvàti Productions’ 2013-2014 theatrical season include:
– FemFest 2013: Revelation & Revolution– FemFest continues to be Canada’s primary festival for female playwrights. FemFest takes place from September 14-21, 2013 at the University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony Street). Highlights from the festival include Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests, last year’s audience choice for a production, and guest artist renowned playwright Djanet Sears.
– Giving Voice – Sarasvàti Productions has teamed up with VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network to create a new play by and about youth in and from care. Giving Voice will be previewed at FemFest and then further workshopped during the season gearing up for a full tour of Winnipeg area high schools in the fall of 2014. This project is being supported with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Winnipeg Foundation.
– So You Think You Can Act! – February 19th at the Gas Station Arts Centre will see the return of this wildly popular fundraiser that pairs local celebrities with Winnipeg actors. Full evening line-up and event details to be released in the upcoming months.
– International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues will run again in March 2014 with the theme Rise-Up!, exploring the next generation of women’s advocacy. A national call has gone out for monologues and they will be performed in various community venues.
– Fefu and Her Friends –this powerful play by Maria Irene Fornes was an off-broadway hit in the 1980s and launched a new form. From May 22 to June 1, 2014 it will run at Ralph Connor House (54 West Gate). The play will have the audience moving through various rooms in this heritage house for different scenes of the play.
Sarasvàti Productions would like to thank Cake-ology and Starbucks for their generous donations for the launch as well as season funders the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.