More Fabulous FemFest Talent!

With FemFest rehearsals in full swing, we wanted to introduce you to more of the talent you’ll be seeing on stage in just a few short weeks. Here are more interesting answers to our artist questionnaire! Feel free to also check out our first artist introductions from July 18th.

Grant Burr

Grant Burr

Grant Burr is an honours acting graduate of the University of Winnipeg theatre program. He is delighted to make his first appearance at FemFest in Flood Control. Most recently Burr appeared in Thom Pain (based on nothing) at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

What is your favourite play? That’s hard…I’ve always loved The Importance of Being Earnest.

What is your favourite word? “Chookas”. My favorite word from the world of Australian theatre.

If you had one wish, what would it be? For you to enjoy the show!Fun Fact: Grant and his wife moved to China for a year and lived in Australia with their two boys while his wife was on a teaching exchange.

Colin Connor

Colin Connor

Colin Connor is a young performer who has worked with Sarasvàti before and will be appearing in the hilarious Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests at FemFest. Colin recently gave a gut-busting performance in The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine at this year’s Edmonton Fringe Festival, also in last year’s Winnipeg Fringe.

What is your favourite play? The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, The Pitchfork Disney, Grim and Fisher

What is your favourite word? Splendid or Rhubarb

If you had one wish, what would it be? To spend the rest of my days in Cagliari (Italy)

Fun Fact: Colin collects bowties and tiki mugs

Shanley Scarsbrook Jardine

Shanley Scarsbrook Jardine

Shanley Scarsbrook Jardine is a wife, mother, performer and artist with many talents. Shanley is excited to highlight the similarities and differences between two mothers of different socioeconomic backgrounds in here performance in The Exchange at FemFest.

What is your favorite play: Too many to choose from!

What is your favourite word? Yes!

If you had one wish, what would it be? That my children grow up to be happy, strong, capable individuals.

Fun Fact: Shanley loves to garden.

Renée Vandale

Renée Vandale

Renée Vandale is a well renowned professional dancer and choreographer in Winnipeg. Renée will be captivating FemFest audiences when she dances as one of the acts for the closing cabaret.

What is your main occupation?  I work full time as an Optician, semi full as a Dance Artist, and casually as a Makeup Artist. I’m kind of multitasked kind of lady.

What do you want audiences to take away after viewing your work?  I want the audience to walk away with a mindful of satisfaction, good memories, and a desire for more.

What area of Winnipeg are you from? I’m mostly from St.Vital, but will be moving into Osborne Village next week. (Hopefully!)

Elena Anciro

Elena Anciro

Elena Anciro is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film. Now a Sarasvàti veteran, her credits include: A Kick in the Head (Director, FemFest 2006), Generation Nexxt (FemFest 2010), Empty (FemFest 2012) and the International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues (2011 – 2013). This year you can catch her in Flood Control!

What is your favourite play? That’s a really tough question, but I can say that the first play I read that really affected me emotionally was Oedipus Rex.

What is your main occupation? Curriculum Developer at Career Trek, Inc.

If you had one wish, what would it be? For continued good health!

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