Curated/Directed by Rachel Smith
See Winnipeg like you never have before! This promenade-style performance will include art in all forms in unexpected places. A truly unique experience.
Featuring Artists: Melissa Langdon (Host), Z eye (ASL Dancer), Hera Nalam (Musician), Amber O’Reilly (Spoken Word Artist), Hailley Rhoda (Puppeteer), and Anjali Sandhu (Comedian).
September 14 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
September 17 at 12:30pm-1:30pm
September 21 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Featured Locations: Plug In ICA, Hudson’s Bay, Bison Books and Pop Up Parks by Downtown Biz.
Rachel Smith (Coordinator)
Rachel Smith is an actor, director, writer and acting coach. She specializes in Devised Theatre which has given her opportunities to create within a collective or as a solo endeavour. She has a MA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Manchester, UK and a BA Honours in Theatre & Film from the University of Winnipeg. Rachel strives to be a versatile artist, self-producing much of her own work; she constantly seeks out opportunities to grow as an artist. To see what else Rachel is up to, check out her website at rachelsmiththeatre.com!
Melissa Langdon (Host)
Melissa is thrilled to be back working with Sarasvati! Past credits include: Hamlet (SIR), School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play (Obsidian and Nightwood Theatre), Home 2.0, The Game, New Beginnings (Sarasvati Productions), Animosity (Downside Up Productions),Time and the Conways, Concord Floral, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (The University of Winnipeg). Special thanks to Mom, Matt, M&I, and the prayer plant that refuses to die in the living room.
Hailley Rhoda (Artist)
Hailley Rhoda is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre and Film department. She is an actor that has somehow evolved into a puppeteer and writer. Her company, Chronically Ch(ill) Productions, alternates between pieces dealing with chronic illness and retellings of Greek myths through a modern lense. All projects involve increasingly ridiculous puppets
Amber O’Reilly (Artist)
Amber O’Reilly is a French-Canadian and multilingual poet, spoken word and theatre artist from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She has performed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air Winnipeg International Writers Festival (WIWF), the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and Northwords NWT. Her poetry and critical writing have been published in CV2, the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. Amber is a cultural contributor for ICI Radio-Canada Manitoba's Le 6 à 9, hosts Alliance française du Manitoba's Open Mic Series Project Spoken Word and serves as a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and WIWF. www.amberoreilly.ca
Hera Nalam (Singer/Songwriter)
Hera Nalam is an up and coming local singer-songwriter and actress who unlocked her love and passion for the arts when she moved to Canada 7 years ago. Now a fresh graduate from the University of Winnipeg Theatre Honours Program, Hera was last seen on the stage in QUEST with Meraki Productions, UofW’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Concord Floral and Time & The Conways. She was also recently seen on Shakespeare in The Ruins’ production of Timon of Athens in the spring of 2018, and has just finished a provincial tour over the winter with Manitoba Theatre for Young People in their production of Torn Through Time. Meanwhile, Hera has also successfully written and recorded her original music, which are all available on soundcloud.com/Hera-bear
Anjali Sanhu (Artist)
Anjali Sandhu is a comedian, writer, actress and law student. She has performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Fest and the SheDot Comedy Festival. Her popular Winnipeg Fringe Festival show, “I’m Not Taylor Swift” received four stars from the WFP. Anjali’s short film, “If I Could Go Back” will be released by CBC this year.
Iris Perchaluk (Dancer)
Ms. Iris Perchaluk (z eye) is a Dancer, Choreographer and American Sign Language Interpreter. She specializes in interpreting English songs into Artistic ASL as she dances. She is a graduate of Red River College’s Visual Language Interpreting and Child Care Services Programs. She studied ASL-English interpreting at the University of Ottawa. She has worked as a free lance interpreter. She helped to develop and worked at “Sign Talk Children’s Centre” a bilingual ASL-English centre. For many years she only performed for family and friends. In 2015 she put on her first public performance and hasn’t looked back since.