Call for Submissions FemFest 2012

With FemFest 2011 wrapped up, we are already looking towards next year. We have some exciting plans in the works for the tenth anniversary of FemFest! But we also continue to remain dedicated to showcasing women theatre artists and are doing an open call for submission. So, if you are you a female playwright with a script you’ve been longing to see produced or if you are part of a music or dance troupe that would fit our cabaret or if you know the perfect piece and can encourage the artist to submit it…then keep reading.

FEMFEST 2012: Staging Identity

Winnipeg’s 10th Annual Festival of Plays by Women for Everyone

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submission for its 10th annual FemFest, which will take place in September 2012. We are currently seeking submissions of finished scripts and proposals of work in progress for us to produce at the festival. Subject matter is wide open but our focus this year is work that deals with issues of identity. In particular this year we are seeking short works that can be used as fillers between longer shows, pieces 10-20 minutes in length are ideal for this purpose.  All scripts must be written by a Canadian female playwright and have a running time of no more than one hour. Technical and set requirements must be minimal due to the festival setting. A reading committee will assess submissions for their individual quality and in order to program a balanced festival. Each selected playwright will be paid royalties and works in development will be offered a dramaturg. 

Please include:
1. A cover letter
-with full contact information (mailing address, phone # and e-mail)
-expressing why you feel your project should be a part of FemFest 2011
-detailing any production history
2. A 100 word synopsis of the play.
3. A 100 word bio of the playwright.
4. One copy of the script formatted according to acceptable Canadian play script format or, in the case of a work in progress, a detailed script proposal. 

In addition, we are seeking short performances for our Cabaret evenings.  The Cabarets are interdisciplinary so we welcome submissions by musical groups, comedy troupes, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and multi-media work.  The main creative force must be female. Groups or individuals interested in the Cabarets can simply forward information on the work they would like presented as well as a bio.

All submissions must be received in the office by November 30, 2011.  Submissions should be mailed to:
FemFest 2012
Sarasvàti Productions
242 Cathedral Avenue
Winnipeg,MB
R2W 0X3

E-mail submissions will not be accepted. For more information please contact us at (204) 586-2236 or info@sarasvati.ca. To view details on past FemFests check out our website www.sarasvati.ca.

Please note that the ability to proceed with the festival is dependent on funding.

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