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Call for Proposals: FemFest 2019 (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“CALL FOR SCRIPTS AND PROPOSALS: FEMFEST 2019: All the World’s a Stage

Celebrating Winnipeg’s 17th Festival of Life-Changing Theatre for Everyone

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submissions for its 17th annual FemFest, which will take place in September 2019.

We are currently seeking submissions of scripts for production, short performance pieces for various showcases and applications from storytellers interested in participating. Our focus this year is work that explores global connections. All submissions must be from Canadian women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome pieces created by all who fit under either of these categories/identifiers. Technical and set requirements must be minimal due to the festival setting. A reading committee will assess submissions in order to program a balanced festival.”

For more information please visit: Sarasvàti Productions’ website.

-from Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

BABEL-O-DROME : la promenade immersive multilingue du collectif BUS 1.2.3.

Babel-o-drome est une pièce de théâtre déambulatoire qui vous promène de scène en scène explorant la relation entre langage, identité et communication.

Au cœur de la pièce, la question centrale se pose: quelle est notre propre réalité dans ce monde actuel, où fiction et réalité s’entrechoquent?

Ce spectacle participatif aborde la question en combinant poésie, humour et fantaisie afin de créer un événement théâtral et choral unique.

Au plaisir de vous voir à Babel-o-drome!


Babel-o-drome is a play that takes you on a fantastical walk through scenes exploring the relationship between language, identity and communication.

The core of the piece asks the pivotal question: what is our own reality in today’s world where fiction and reality collide?

This participatory show tackles the question by combining poetry, humour and fantasy to create a unique theatrical and choral event.

Looking forward to seeing you at Babel-o-drome!

Volunteers/Bénévoles :

The collectif bus123 is looking for volunteers to help with the show.”

Information diffusée par Collectif Bus 1.2.3, Crédits affiche: Collectif Bus 1.2.3
Lire le profil de Collectif Bus 1.2.3 dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

New Beginnings: A Community-Collaboration (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

May 22-27, 2018
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
$15 – $20
204-586-2236 │ www.sarasvati.ca

“After two years of work, it is hard to believe that in two weeks we will finally be able to share this amazing compilation of theatre, music, dance, film, visual art and storytelling with audiences. Not only are we sharing stories from those who have resettled in Winnipeg, but many of our artists are newcomers themselves making this show a powerful way to welcome them to the performing arts community.

“I am an immigrant who came to Canada. I understand how hard it is to fit in and how you have to leave everything behind and start a new beginning.” Jonathan Chipalata, Performer

Our May 23rd matinee is already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss out on this unique event.

We have been working hard to make the show accessible to everyone; with advance notice translation, child-minding and transportation is available. Please let us know two weeks’ prior to the show date if you need assistance with any of the above. Our May 25th performance will also offer ASL interpretation. If you want to support community involvement, please consider buying an extra ticket to donate to someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to join us.

Our goal to build community will also expand beyond the stage! Audiences can join us for feasts on May 26th and 27th with food from Viena do Castelo, Safeway Mountain & McGregor, Gohe Ethiopian Restaurant and Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant. We are also honoured to welcome speakers with lived experience, guests from resettlement organizations and community advocates who have kindly offered their time to join us for post-show conversation circles. This is an opportunity to engage in dialogue, share experiences and responses to the play, as well as to ask questions. We know this will keep the conversation going long after people leave the theatre. Plus there will be stunning visual art by newcomers on exhibit outside the theatre.

Check out our preview video or visit our blog for all the latest updates and artist features. Feel free to call us at 204-586-2236 for more information or group bookings.

For more information on the lineup visit www.sarasvati.ca

-from Sarasvàti Productions press release
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Green Light Arts

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Green Light Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Waterloo Region. We produce bold, contemporary, provocative theatrical productions in traditional and non-traditional spaces; we run arts education programming for youth; as well as connect to our community through outreach and engagement events that seek to inspire people into action and make the world a better place.”

To read more about Green Light Arts, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

‘Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way’ Tour (Vancouver Moving Theatre)

“It’s finally happening!! After many years of listening, writing, visiting partnering communities and fundraising Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is now ready to tour across Turtle Island/Canada.

And it’s starting on Coast Salish territory at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre May 17-27, 2018.

Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is a new play and cultural encounter that brings to life the story of Old One and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community.

Woven around indigenous storytelling and cultural teachings, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is co-written by award-winning artists Renae Morriseau (Saulteaux Cree) with Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene) and Savannah Walling (American Canadian). It is also enriched by contributions from the cast, knowledge-keepers and partnering communities.

Click on the video link above to watch Renae, Savannah and cast members talk about what this project means to them!

Although we are well on our way to production, we are still raising funds for a few select, yet vital aspects to the project like food for cultural gatherings, mentorship fees for youth, and ceremonial gifts for each community we visit along the tour: donation page.”

-from Vancouver Moving Theatre newsletter

I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)


Sarasvàti Productions presents
I am Unstoppable – International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues

Sarasvàti Productions will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, as we tackle obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. ASL Interpretation will be available for the evening performance.

IWW will take place on March 10 at 4pm and 8pm at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W, 400 Colony Street)

Tickets $15 (plus $2.50 for on-line purchases) or cash at the door

There will also be additional community performances available from March 4th to 11th

Please Note: Adult Language and Content

For more information on the lineup visit www.sarasvati.ca

-from Sarasvàti Productions press release
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Workshop: Introduction to Storytelling and Acting (GeriActors, Edmonton)

“NEW GeriActors Workshop: Introduction to Storytelling and Acting (Spring Session)

If you’ve EVER acted or NEVER acted, this is the program for you!

Join the fun!

Turn your stories into plays
Learn about acting
Improvise
Create dynamic characters
Perform (if you want to)
If you participated in GeriActors SUMMER SCHOOL this workshop is a continuation of what you learned. We would love to see you there!

When:
Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00pm
March 2 – May 11
No session on March 30 for Good Friday

Location:
The SAGE Seniors Association
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
SAGE is wheelchair accessible and all abilities are welcome

Cost:
$40 per person or pay-what-you-can
Register in person at SAGE or call 780-423-5510

GeriActors has been turning stories into plays for the last 17 years. For more information on GeriActors Theatre visit our website: www.geriactors.ualberta.ca

-submitted by GeriActors Theatre
Read GeriActors’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) BC & Alberta Tour (Theatre For Living)

“The BC/Alberta tour of šxʷʔam̓ət (home) launched on January 17th in Chilliwack and continues until March 10th!

For tickets and information about the tour, visit our tour itinerary page on our website here.

We are very excited to be touring šxʷʔam̓ət (home) into 21 communities across BC and Alberta and then returning home for 9 final performances at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. Why tour?

First, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is terrific theatre. The public response to this project was very powerful. We played to 91% houses and started getting invitations from communities while we were still doing the first run in March of 2017. We also feel that šxʷʔam̓ət (home) asks very important questions about how we navigate Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada in true and honourable ways that do not replicate colonial ways of the past and present.

If you are in or near any of the 21 BC/Alberta communities we are visiting, or in Vancouver, please join us. Detailed information can be found here.”

-from Theatre for Living’s website
Read Theatre For Living’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Resource Highlight | Returning Home Through Stories: A Decolonizing Approach to Omushkego Cree Theatre through the Methodological Practices of Native Performance Culture (NPC)

Returning Home Through Stories: A Decolonizing Approach to Omushkego Cree Theatre through the Methodological Practices of Native Performance Culture (NPC)
University of Toronto, T-Space | ON | 2010
Candace Brunette

“This research examines Native Performance Culture (NPC), a unique practice in Native theatre that returns Aboriginal people to the sources of Aboriginal knowledge, and interrupts the colonial fragmenting processes. By looking at the experiences of six collaborators involved in a specific art project, the artist-researcher shares her journey of healing through the arts, while interweaving the voices of artistic collaborators Monique Mojica, Floyd Favel, and Erika Iserhoff. This study takes a decolonizing framework, and places NPC as a form of Indigenous research while illuminating the methodological discourses of NPC, which are rooted in an inter-dialogue between self-in-relation to family, community, land, and embodied legacies. Finally, this research looks at the ways that artists work with Aboriginal communities and with Aboriginal knowledge, and makes recommendations to improve collaborative approaches.”

Click on the ArtBridges Resource Portal listing for more details.

Profile Highlight: Obsidian Theatre Company (Toronto)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company. Our threefold mission is to produce plays, to develop playwrights and to train emerging theatre professionals. Obsidian is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development, and production of the Black voice.

Obsidian produces plays from a world-wide canon focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights. Obsidian provides artistic support, promoting the development of work by Black theatre makers and offering training opportunities through mentoring and apprenticeship programs for emerging Black artists. ”

To read more about Obsidian Theatre Company, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map