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March 2018

Sarasvàti Productions presents I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

March 4, 2018 - March 11, 2018
$15.00

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, as we tackle obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Please note:…

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Sarasvàti Productions presents I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

March 10, 2018
$15.00

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, as we tackle obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Performances at…

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International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

March 10, 2018 at4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $17.5

Plus additional community performances available from March 4th to 11th Please Note: Adult Language and Content We will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Living through riots, learning to teach yoga as a senior,…

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May 2018

Sarasvati Productions presents the world premiere of New Beginnings

May 22, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$15.00

Dates May 22, 24, 27 at 7pm May 23 at 1:30pm May 25 at 9pm May 26 at 4pm For tickets and information, visit www.sarasvati.ca or call 204-586-2236. Sarasvàti is excited to bring to the stage our latest community collaboration New Beginnings. Witness the coming together of a diverse range of artists, community members, recent newcomers and established immigrants. Through the use of dance, music, visual art and storytelling we explore the themes of displacement and resettlement. Our amazing group…

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FREE audition workshop: Preparation for upcoming musical theatre auditions

May 31, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Free

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is offering a FREE audition workshop in preparation for upcoming musical theatre auditions for RMTC, Rainbow Stage, WST and more… In lieu of payment we are looking for donations to the WST Scholarship fund (suggested donation $20.00) The evening sessions will take place on Thursday, May 31st OR Friday, June 1st from 5:45-9:30 at Asper Centre for Theatre & Film (U of W campus). We will be covering topics including resume writing, 16-32 bar vocal song selection; learning Matilda…

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July 2018

2018 Summer Studioworks Program

July 3, 2018

Application deadline: July 3, 2018

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August 2018

I Trace You You Trace Me

August 17, 2018 - August 20, 2018

Weather Parade dance theatre presents I Trace You You Trace Me With a cast ranging in age from five to fifty five, "I Trace You You Trace Me" investigates and celebrates the dynamics of intergenerational relationships. August 17-19, 2018 University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film Friday 7PM Saturday 2PM + 7PM Sunday 2PM Tickets available at the door Cash only Adults $15/ Kids $5/ 5 and under free For more information email: weatherparadedancetheatre@gmail.com or call: Ali Robson @ 204-990-1551. Weather Parade…

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September 2018

FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance

September 15, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Sarasvati Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! September 15th-22nd, 2018 Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street) FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003. What started as a small, grassroots festival to showcase women playwrights quickly grew into a week-long festival featuring female theatre artists from Winnipeg, Canada and the world. Over the years we have developed countless new plays, brought dozens of artists to Winnipeg to share their work and provided…

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Devising from the Real World with Norah Paton

September 16, 2018 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15

In this workshop, participants will learn exercises and strategies for creating devised work. Paton’s style focuses on the real world, hinging on documentary theatre. Using this approach, participants will learn ways to create work by drawing inspiration from their own personal, social, and political worlds. “Devised Theatre” is theatre that has been made, often by the performers, through collaboration and not from a script. In devised theatre practises, the script is only created through the collective, and often is only…

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March 2019

Cabaret of Monologues

March 9, 2019
$15

Join us on March 9 at 4 pm or 8 pm to see our full line-up of this year’s International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues – Here I Am! A teenage girl comes out to her family, a woman fights to go to the moon, a spoken word artist challenges stereotypes… all these pieces and many more will be featured during our 2019 Cabaret! In total, an array of nine unique stories will be featured in March as Sarasvàti Productions will again…

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May 2019

Seven Visions: Reconciliation Through Theatre

May 4, 2019 - May 9, 2019

Sarasvàti Productions is proud to present a public project launch of Seven Visions - Reconciliation Through Theatre! We invite you to join us for an artistic presentation and conversation. Saturday, May 4 at 2pm Tuesday, May 7 at 1pm Wednesday, May 8 at 10am Thursday, May 9 at 7pm Featuring: A staged reading of the play OUR HOME and native land by Jo MacDonald and directed by Heidi Malazdrewich An installation artwork by Jaime Black Community discussion Refreshment Admission to…

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September 2019

Sarasvàti Productions: FEMFEST 2019

September 14, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Sarasvàti Productions is thrilled to announce the seventeenth annual festival of life-changing theatre for everyone. Running from September 14-21, FemFest 2019: All the World's A Stage will showcase talent from across the country, as well as celebrate local playwrights and emerging talent. Sarasvàti Productions is a Winnipeg-based independent theatre company with a commitment to using theatre to transform society. When: September 14-21 2019 Where: The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony Street) Tickets: $15 Per Performance $30 Platinum…

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October 2019

Creating the Space for Empathy, Risk, and Growth in Theatre Training

October 7, 2019 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Hope McIntyre, Shannon Vickers and moderator Krista Jackson for a sharing circle about how we can begin to create change in theatre school training. Hope and Shannon recently attended the Got Your Back Canada National Educators conference that identified issues in theatre training and will be sharing key ideas from this national discussion as well as possible new approaches. ALL members of the Manitoba theatre community and current theatre students are welcome to join us for this informal…

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November 2019

Sex & SexAbility

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019
$10 – $20

It’ll be an evening of stand-up comedy, musical theatre, mime, sketch comedy, poetry, multimedia, and more! Showcasing the daring and delicious work of performers with disabilities, Sex and Sex Ability will give you a whole new understanding of sexy! With our extra-ordinary bodies and brains, we create extraordinary work. Returning favourites include comedians Dianna Rasing and Mitch Krohn (a.k.a. Strokes of Genius), and the fabulous Deaf mime troupe 100 Decibels (Joanna Hawkins, Christopher De Guzman and Jordan Sangalang), whose work…

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January 2020

Activating the Performers Body – An Introduction to Movement for Actors with Ali Robson

January 19 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$25

This workshop will attempt to address the range of physicality that an actor may be asked to explore in the creative process. We will work with movement systems and abstract movement to identify where meaning can be found for the performer through the physical body and its relationship to the performance space, fellow performers and the script. Suitable for dancers, actors or anyone interested in movement and performance at any experience level. We might get sweaty. We will not be…

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