Sarasvàti Productions: FEMFEST 2020: Engaging Community, Submission Deadline November 30

FEMFEST 2020: Engaging Community

Celebrating Winnipeg's 18th Festival of Life-Changing Theatre for Everyone

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submissions for its 18th annual FemFest, which will take place in September 2020. We are currently seeking submissions of scripts for production, short performance pieces for various showcases and expressions of interest from artists with unique ideas for engaging community. Our focus this year will be on productions and processes that build bridges with new artists or partners. 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.

Please include:

  1. A cover letter including:

-full contact information (mailing address, phone # and e-mail)

-why you feel your project should be a part of FemFest 2020

-development and production history for the submitted piece

  1. A 100 word synopsis of the play or performance piece.
  2. A 100 word bio of the playwright or main artists.
  3. One copy of the script formatted according to acceptable Canadian play script format or a one-page proposal for works in progress.
  4. If it is previously produced work that is touring please include video or reviews.

Please note some events are interdisciplinary so we welcome submissions from musical groups, comedy troupes, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and multi-media artists.

All submissions must be received in the office by November 30, 2019. Submissions can be e-mailed to or mailed to:

FemFest 2020

Sarasvàti Productions

242 Cathedral Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R2W 0X3

For more information please contact us at (204) 586-2236 or To view details on past FemFests check out our website