FEMFEST 2019: All The World's A Stage!
Dogs, money, a family dinner, and so much more on stage. Sarasvàti Productions is thrilled to announce the seventeenth annual festival of life-changing theatre for everyone. Running from September 14 – 21, FemFest 2019: All the World’s A Stage will showcase talent from across the country, as well as celebrate local playwrights and emerging talent.
“This year’s line-up will truly break down theatrical walls,” shares Artistic Director Hope McIntyre, “The touring work we are bringing in to Winnipeg will truly offer unique experiences!”
Like Mother, Like Daughter produced by Toronto’s WhyNot Theatre is a participatory project that brings together real mothers and their daughters to weave together stories from their own lives. The Winnipeg version of this experience will include mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (newcomers, as well as those who may have immigrated many years ago) as well as Indigenous mothers and daughters. In the second part of the presentation, the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a meal to continue the conversations. “It works on the premise that other people’s lives are completely fascinating.” —The Guardian.
Winner of NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award at Summerworks 2018, 4inXchange by xLq is an interactive, site-specific game with four players and $1,000 cash. Use the cash on the table to get to know your fellow participants, while xLq asks provocative questions about value, intimacy, love, and truth. Returns and exchanges guaranteed.
Traveling in from Ottawa, Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia asks the question — is a guide dog just a dog that works, or are they more than that? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick tells stories of the four guide dogs she has handled, accompanied by Karen Bailey’s paintings of the puppy she raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Plus, guide dog Tulia appears live on stage for the show!
In addition, an array of local work will fill out the festival schedule. This year FemFest 2019 will run at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg) 400 Colony Street from September 14 – 21, 2019. Tickets are $15 for single shows and a full festival pass is available for $50. For more information visit our website: www.femfest.ca.
About FemFest: Founded in 2003 by Sarasvàti Productions, FemFest presents the work of both established and emerging artists from across Canada. The festival’s mandate is to produce one-act plays by women and showcase women theatre artists.
About Sarasvàti Productions: Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc. (founded in Winnipeg in 2000) seeks to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop, showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity.