2011/2012 Exciting Season Launch!

Blooming with Inspiration 

We will be officially launching our 2011/2012 season on August 23rd at 10am at the University of Winnipeg Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony Street). There will be excerpts from some of the work, a chance to meet the artists and complimentary refreshments!

At the event will be details on FemFest 2011: Staging Inspiration, which is just around the corner (September 17-24). As Winnipeg’s annual theatre festival of plays by women for everyone, FemFest continues to be the only festival in Canada dedicated to showcasing the diversity of women’s voices in Canadian theatre. With 8 days of events including plays, readings, cabaret evenings, lectures,and skill-building workshops, FemFest 2011: Staging Inspiration offers something for everyone.

As part of FemFest, we are particularly excited to be sharing a workshop version of Jail Baby, based on drama sessions with incarcerated women in Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie and Edmonton. The play reveals the chilling realities of the “system” and gives incarcerated women a voice, one that has been silenced until now.

This is just one example of how Sarasvàti Productions continues to use theatre to create positive social change in the community. In past projects we have dealt with bullying, human rights, poverty, racism, and domestic violence. We’ve never shied away from controversial issues and our 2011/2012 season is no exception.

To continue our ongoing support of local and emerging talent, and our dedication to social change, we also require the assistance from all those who believe in our work. Our goal of using theatre to bring timely societal issues to the forefront cannot be reached without help!  Please consider making a donation to our programming, supporting the work by attending the performances with lots of friends, or volunteering.

If you choose to go the route of a donation, there are four easy ways to donate:  

1. Make an online donation by credit card through Canada Helps

2. Send a cheque or money order to:  242 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg, MB  R2W 0X3 (please include the name and mailing address to be included on the charitable receipt)

3. Call our offices and speak to us directly (we look forward to hearing from you!) @ (204) 586-2236.

4. Contribute to our endowment fund at the Winnipeg Foundation.

Please visit www.sarasvati.ca for updates and further information, and stay tuned for more engaging theatre from Sarasvàti Productions!

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