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Come Together - A FemFest 2020 Closing Event


Intercultural Interdisciplinary Performance Theatre
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Dalnavert Museum

Winnipeg, MB

Directions: There is free parking just to the left of the building marked “Dalnavert visitor parking." There is two-hour street parking 9:30am -5:30pm and free after 5:30pm on the surrounding side streets. There are a range of buses folks can take (with most making a stop on Broadway at Donald - an approx. two-min walk from the museum), including the 23, 34, and 43. Washrooms are through the visitors centre to the left, they are unfortunately gendered. There are accessible stalls. The venue is wheelchair accessible (visitors centre, audience area).


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Will have a sign language interpreter and wheelchair accessible.


Come Together - Closing Event!

An intimate evening to close FemFest 2020.

Join FemFest Artist-in-Residence Chantal Bilodeau and local community artists as they share their stories, art, music, and dance.

Live at the Dalnavert Museum* or via livestream.

Join us for this unique, outdoor, socially distanced performance at 61 Carlton Street. Bring your own lawn chair. Free take home blankets will be provided. If you are coming in person please review our Health and Safety Protocols.

You can also choose to watch from the comfort of your own home through the livestream. Simply tune in to our Facebook Page or YouTube Channel for the show time.


A performance by Buffalo Gals Drum Group

A reading by the Launchpad of a piece by Artist-in-Residence Chantal Bilodeau

A performance by piper Norah Aldridge

The Game – Telling a Story Through Dance – Manohar Performing Arts of Canada Inc.

‘Gema’ and ‘Musas’ – Brazilian Vibe

‘Le Yuha’ – Kind Hart Women Singers

Songs from Hiatus – Johsa

*With the virtual nature of some of our shows, Sarasvàti Productions wants to encourage folks to acknowledge and reflect on the traditional land on which you’re watching. If you’re in Winnipeg, you’re watching on Treaty 1 Territory: the traditional land of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Some components of FemFest 2020 will be taking place at the Dalnavert Museum in downtown Winnipeg. This museum, which was built in 1895, is a fine example of Queen Anne Revival Architecture. It’s also an artifact from our colonial history and a reminder of the harms inflicted upon Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day. The house once belonged to Hugh John Macdonald, who was John A. Macdonald’s son. It’s important to note and remember that John A. Macdonald perpetrated genocide against the Metis and other Indigenous nations on the very land the house stands on.

We want to thank the staff at the Dalnavert for acknowledging this history and allowing artists to create art and join together as a community.

Whether you’re watching FemFest 2020: Engaging Community virtually or in-person, we hope you take the time to reflect on your relationship to this land, learn about the effects of colonization, and actively work in the spirit of reconciliation.


Sarasvàti Productions

Sarasvàti Productions’ mandate is to establish and operate a theatre company for the purpose of:

1. Promoting social change and human understanding

2. Supporting and educating emerging artists

3. Experimenting with new forms of theatrical presentation

4. Operating a repertory company that will work as a collaboration of artists creating work and performing new works for a public audience.

Our regular events include FemFest, a festival celebrating women playwrights, One Night Stand reading series for the development of new plays, and the International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues. In addition we generally do another full production each season.

FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003. What started as a small, grassroots festival to showcase women playwrights quickly grew into a 10-day festival featuring female theatre artists from Winnipeg, Canada and the world. Over the years we have developed countless new plays, brought dozens of artists to Winnipeg to share their work and provided skill development to actors, directors, designer and technicians in Winnipeg. FemFest has also expanded to include performance art, installations, dance, video and music.


Liz Whitbread

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