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Songide’ewin Coming Soon!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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 we will have 50 in person tickets available for the outdoor performance with socially distanced seating. Each performance will also be livestreamed for at home viewing. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling (204) 586-2236.

Gathering online for the first rehearsal this past Tuesday was an exhilarating experience. Under the direction of Tracey Nepinak and with the support of Knowledge Keeper Gayle Pruden, the team shared how thirsty they have been to return to creative work.

Reconciliation through Theatre was initiated by an Indigenous Advisory Committee two years ago. We have since worked with seven amazing organizations to offer a creative and safe space for Indigenous youth. Using an artistic lens, with the guidance of experienced facilitators and elders, youth examined how they interact with the world around them and how the world in turn interacts with them.

Anishinaabe playwright Jo MacDonald with Darla Contois have transformed these stories into a theatrical script. With a fabulous design team, including production designer Louis Ogemah and sound designer MJ Dandeneau, renowned Cree theatre artist Tracey Nepinak will bring this production to life! In addition, participant Bear Harper is mentoring with Jaime Black to display a large mural of his artwork alongside art created during the workshops.

Our gratitude to the amazing funders who have waited with us – The Winnipeg Foundation, Province of Manitoba, Department of Canadian Heritage, NIB Trust, Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and our sponsors Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson, Wawanesa Insurance & Manitoba Blue Cross.

“You need to take everything you’ve been taught and put it aside. And really hear what the young people have to say.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this exciting performance!


Pitching 101: Virtual Workshop

Friday, July 24, 2020

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 Hope McIntyre
With an array of amazing experienced panelists!

How do you get people interested in your show? You’ve likely heard of the ‘elevator pitch’ which is a quick and catchy way of introducing yourself and providing a brief synopsis of your show to gain someone’s interest in 30 seconds or less. This workshop will help those who are interested in bringing their creative ideas to the stage. A strong pitch will attract early interest in your creative ideas and also effectively bring in audiences.

Sarasvàti Production’s Artistic Director will guide participants through the process of creating a strong pitch. She was the inaugural Winnipeg Foundation Fast Pitch winner and has twenty years of experience producing and marketing work. Then participants will have time to finesse their pitches and test them out on a panel of experienced artists with a history of promoting their own work. The final component will be getting valuable individual feedback. Pitching experience, feedback, and a networking opportunity all in the comfort of one’s home!

Registration is limited to allow for the best experience for participants. Reserve your space now by booking online! For more information please email info@sarasvati.ca or call our office at 204-586-2236.

Deadline is August 7th 2020.


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