Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again!

One of the great things about this end of the year reflection period is remembering all of the terrific moments and events of the 365 days. And what a year it’s been for Sarasvàti Productions! Some highlights from the past year:

–          The inaugural (and wildly successful and talked-about) So You Think You Can Act fundraiser;

–          The world premiere of three plays: Eden (in May 2012), Immigration Stories and Empty (at FemFest 2012);

–          FemFest 2012 was our highest attended FemFest ever;

–          Our high school tour of Diss travelled the most miles for the most students out of all our previous tours to date! Check out the highlight video!

With all of that positive energy to reflect upon, no wonder we are just as excited to look forward to what the future holds! You can find out more about the rest of our events on our website,  which we promise will be just as big, bright and brilliant as last year’s (if not, more)! And with that, let’s take a look at our resolutions for 2013!

Janet Taylor, President (Board of Directors):  The Board’s focus for the new year is to continue all of the progress we’ve been making as an organization. I resolve to continue to network on behalf of Sarasvàti Productions in order to meet our target of increasing committee and board membership. Since we know that there is so much going on in Winnipeg, I also resolve to explore establishing a year long timeline for fundraisers, donation and sponsorship campaigns. Let’s hope that a year from now we are able to have the support necessary to continue to expand our programming!

Hope McIntyre, Artistic Director: 2012 was a hectic year for us, but one we are very proud of due to the impact our work has had, particularly on youth. My resolution for 2013 is to offer new opportunities to artists through our new emerging artist in residence program. At a recent Dialogue on Theatre hosted by the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre there was a lot of talk of both cultivating and investing in the next generation. I want to see twice as many young people in our audience and invite new artists to sit around the table with us.

Tali Sitschkar, Marketing and Development Coordinator: Just taking a glance at our amazing accomplishments from this past year has reminded me about all of the amazing arts and culture events in the city! My resolution for 2013: to see at least 13 theatrical productions this year! There is no shortage of great, local talent and I certainly do not want to miss out! There are so many amazing events taking place in the New Year, it’s hard to say which one I am most looking forward to! One thing’s for sure: I am excited to continue my term with Sarasvàti Productions!

On behalf of all of us at Sarasvàti Productions, we wish you all the best in 2013!