Pitching 101: Virtual Workshop


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Pitching 101 Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, August 12th 7pm- 9:30pm
Registration Fee: $10.00 (+$2.50 processing fee for on-line payments)
Led by Artistic Director Hope McIntyre
With pitch panelists Audrey Dwyer, Josh Languedoc, and Monica Ogden

What is a pitch? This workshop’s focus is on an artist’s ability to attract the attention of an audience. 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. For more information please email: info@sarasvati.ca or call our office at 204-586-2236.

Deadline is August 7th 2020.


Audrey Dwyer photoAudrey Dwyer has been working as an actor, director, dramaturge, playwright and screenwriter for over twenty years. She co-wrote The D Cut for Shaftesbury Films, which can be seen on KindaTV and Crave. She was the Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre, the Urjo Kareda Resident and Assistant Artistic Director of the Tarragon Theatre. She was the Artistic Director of Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre. She won the Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre as well as a few Dora Awards. She is the Associate Artistic Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. She graduated from The National Theatre School of Canada.

Josh Languedoc is an Anishinaabe playwright, theatre creator, and educator currently living in amiskwaciywaskahikan (Edmonton) and is a proud member of Saugeen First Nation. For the past 2 years, Josh has been touring his acclaimed solo show Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land across Canada. Josh is currently a masters candidate at the University of Alberta’s MFA Theatre Practices program focusing on Indigenous playwriting. As an educator, Josh has taught theatre, acting, and playwriting at the Citadel Theatre, Artstrek, and all throughout Edmonton Public Schools. Josh is also the Youth Education and Outreach Coordinator for Workshop West Playwrights Theatre.

Monica Ogden (she/they) is an award-winning disabled Filipina, Polynesian, British storyteller, actor and comedian. Her Lilang migrated from Illocos Sur, Philippines in 1966, and she is now an uninvited visitor in the unceded territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Her solo show Monica vs. The Internet: Tales of a Social Justice Warrior ( ★★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press, ★★★★★ Saskatoon Star Phoenix) directed by K.P. Dennis toured 6 cities across Canada in the summer of 2019, toured to Second City Toronto, and was recently featured on CBC Arts for their online show with the #ArtApart National Theatre School series.


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