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