Think about the wildest woman you know. What makes her wild? Does she live against social norms? Does she engage in some bad behaviour? Is she misunderstood? Does she dance to her own tune?
You’d better watch out – these women are about to be brought to life!
Sarasvàti Productions will be hosting its 9th Cabaret of Monologues in celebration of International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Wild Women and will feature stories of women who break barriers and go against the grain! The show will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights, performed by a talented local cast.
“We are very excited to be presenting the voices of so many amazing women,” said Hope McIntyre, Sarasvàti Productions’ Artistic Director.
“By celebrating women’s voices through monologues, as opposed to a full production, we have the privilege to hear the stories of so many different women. This experience allows us to appreciate the diversity of women’s storytelling and really offer something for everyone. These women are funny, full of life and are all finding ways to fight whatever is holding them down.”
Sarasvàti Productions has continued the tradition of hosting a Cabaret of Monologues for International Women’s Week (as opposed to a full-length production) because it allows for greater diversity of women’s voices. No other event in the city will allow you to hear the stories of an international soccer star, a new mom, a paper clip company employee or legendary screen siren Mae West.
Sarasvàti Productions has a long and proud history of working with both emerging and veteran theatre artists as a way to foster and explore their creative spirits. Sarasvàti regulars Nan Fewchuk, Lorraine James and Jane Burpee will work alongside Samantha Walters, Cherrel Holder and Alexandra Bolton (among others) to bring the voices of so many different women to life!
The Cabaret of Monologues takes place on Friday, March 8th at 8pm at the Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place (360 Portage Avenue). Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online or at the door (cash or cheque at the door, only!). There are also a number of sneak-peek performances hosted by community partners.
Sarasvàti Productions is a non-profit theatre company based in the North End. For the past 12 years, the company has been committed to using the arts to inspire positive social change. As well, Sarasvàti Productions is committed to using both emerging and established theatre artists in their work, in order to provide developmental and showcasing opportunities.
For the full show line-up and look back at Sarasvàti’s past productions, check out this video:
All photos by Janet Shum.