What’s Left in the Fest

There are only three days (!) left of FemFest 2020: Engaging Community. With that said, these three days are also our busiest and most jam-packed with readings, cabarets, and workshops. Before we get into what’s to come, let’s do a brief wrap-up of some of the highlights from the last four days!

A sold out reading of Agency
Last year’s Bake-Off winner, barb m janes, developed her script Agency into a full-length show that was read Monday night as part of FemFest! The show had over 50 people watching the livestream and the in-person reading at The Dalnavert was sold-out. We’d call that a success for sure!

Marsha Knight wins the Bake-Off
Marsha’s play ‘Mary’ was about Mary Two-Axe Earley, a Mohawk woman and activist who advocated for Indigenous women’s rights – specifically for them to maintain their Indigenous status after marrying a non-status person. Marsha will receive dramaturgical guidance over the next year to develop ‘Mary’ into a full-length script, to be premiered at FemFest 2021!

Phenomenal feedback for bug
We heard incredible things about bug, which was originally one of our touring shows that pivoted to be offered online. Despite the new execution, the folks who saw the show commented that it was “an amazing and powerful show” – we agree!  

There have been so many more incredible moments over the last four days: if we were to write out each one, this blog post would be more like a chapter in a book! 

Here’s what’s left in the fest:

Tita Jokes premieres tonight
That’s right – the award-winning musical sketch revue, Tita Jokes, premieres tonight at 6:30PM! The show, which is Tita Jokes with a twist, will be offered virtually. Tickets can be bought here.

An embodiment workshop
Our last workshop of the festival: Embodied Storytelling takes place on September 26 from 11AM to 1PM. Hosted Facilitated by Sarah WaisviszEleanor Crowder, this dynamic workshop will invite participants to use techniques from storytelling, theatre, and choreography to narrate and embody their own biographical stories. We still have spots open! Register yours here.

Two free events
A collection of script readings by various local playwrights – “Shorts” is on today at 6:30PM7:45PM – 78:15:30PM live at the Dalnavert. Come Together, Oour Cclosing Cabaretevent takes place on September 26 at 8:30PM. The show, which also takes place at the Dalnavert, is officially a part of Culture Days. Both events are free, but in-person tickets need to be “purchased” on our website since space is limited! Both events will also be livestreamed on our Facebook and YouTube Pages if you prefer to watch from home!

An fabulous online raffle
That’s right folks! The FemFest raffle is back and there are some incredible prizes to win. All proceeds help us at Sarasvati host transformative theatre, workshops, and artists next year. 

Below is the full schedule for the next three days! Look it over, grab yourself some tickets, and enjoy the rest of FemFest 2020: Engaging Community.

Thursday, September 24
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Launchpad Walking Tour
TBA, Winnipeg
Thursday, September 24
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tita Jokes
ONLINE, from Winnipeg
Thursday, September 24
7:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Shorts Readings
Dalnavert Museum, Winnipeg MB
Thursday, September 24
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monstrous
ONLINE, from Winnipeg
Friday, September 25
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tita Jokes
ONLINE, from Winnipeg
Friday, September 25
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Launchpad Walking Tour
TBA, Winnipeg
Friday, September 25
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monstrous
ONLINE, from Winnipeg
Friday, September 25
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Alice and the World We Live In
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
Saturday, September 26
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop – Embodied Storytelling
ONLINE, from Winnipeg
Saturday, September 26
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Launchpad Walking Tour
TBA, Winnipeg
Saturday, September 26
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Alice and the World We Live In
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
Saturday, September 26
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tita Jokes
ONLINE, from Winnipeg
Saturday, September 26
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Coming Together – Closing Event
Dalnavert Museum, Winnipeg MB

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