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Sarasvàti Productions Promises Powerful Season of Theatre

August 20, 2014 9:38 AM | Entertainment

Sarasvàti ProductionsA Winnipeg production house has lifted the veil on its 2014-15 theatrical season.

Sarasvàti Productions will begin its season with FemFest 2014: She’s Got The Power, continuing as Canada’s primary festival for female playwrights. FemFest runs September 13-20 at the University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.

Highlights from the festival include the world premiere of “The Naked Woman” by Rebecca Gibson, last year’s Bake-Off winner, and touring productions from Canada’s top female artists.

Also on the schedule this season…

Giving Voice — Sarasvàti Productions has teamed up with VOICES: Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network to produce a new play by and about youth in and from care. Giving Voice will tour Manitoba high schools in the fall and provide students with the opportunity to engage with and learn from the important social issues addressed by the play. The tour will run from October 13 to November 28.

So You Think You Can Act! — February 18 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 from March 3-8, 2015 with the theme Super Women!, exploring both fictional and every day super heroines. A national call has gone out for monologues and they will be performed in various community venues.

Miss N Me — this hilarious and powerful play by two-time Governor General Award recipient, Catherine Banks, is about a small-town hair dresser’s cross-country journey to meet rap star, Missy Elliot. Miss N Me runs from May 21-31, 2015.

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