FemFest Ready To Roll!

FemFest 2010 is only days away and there is a lot to see and do!

Join us for the opening day events, starting off with a chance to hear from some of Canada’s best women playwrights with Playwrights Revealed at 2pm. Beverly Akerman, Shirley Barrie, Maureen Hunter, Jenny Munday and Celeste Sansregret will read from their work and answer questions about the writing process and the role of the playwright.  Then things really start hopping with our opening cabaret and reception, starting at 7pm. The opening features celebrated Winnipeg filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy, DJ Lady Spice and Canada’s Hip Shakin’ Mama. For a full list of cabaret acts go to –  http://sarasvati.ca/fem-fest-shows/cabarets/

Also of note is the opportunity to learn from the amazing FemFest artists being brought to Winnipeg. There will be three skill development workshops for artists or potential artists:

the storyteller’s integrity: a dubpoetry masterclass by d’bi.young
October 2nd 4-6pm
Cost: $10

this workshop is suitable for anyone interested in storytelling be it through writing, performing, directing, witnessing etc. it explores the her/historical-socio-political-cultural-personal-poetic intersections of dubpoetry using the ‘orplusi principles’  being developed by d’bi.young.

Turn Your Fetish into Gold: How to write a one-person show with Lindsay Burns
September 30th 4-6pm
Cost: $10

Want to scare yourself to the core? With Fringe festivals throughout the country you can find a stage, now all you need is a topic/fetish for your show.

Sketch Comedy: Making and breaking the formula with Alice Nelson and Jacqueline Russell
September 26th 3pm-6pm
Cost: $15

Through Keith Johnstone’s narrative-style improv, participants will explore physical comedy, pecking orders/status play and the development of sketch through narrative scene set up. 

Space is limited – please reserve 586-2236 or info@sarasvati.ca

More info – http://www.femfest.ca