The show will go on for local theatre festival
Sarasvàti Productions announces FemFest 2020
This fall, local audiences will enjoy diverse talent from across Canada during the eighteenth annual FemFest. The festival, which runs from September 19 to 26, will feature local talent as well as nationally-regarded theatre artists. With an emphasis on telling stories that have not always been heard, FemFest 2020: Engaging Community, is set to be one of the most memorable yet.
“We’re really proud to feature artists who are not only great at what they do but are also representative of the diverse communities here in Winnipeg,” says Hope McIntyre, Artistic Director. “We chose the theme ‘Engaging Community’ because that’s exactly what we want to do. We want families, community groups, everyone to come out and enjoy the magic of theatre.”
Tita Collective will bring their show Tita Jokes to FemFest. A Filipinx-focused musical sketch revue, the show features original music and laugh-out-loud sketch comedy.
The troupe won the 2019 Steamwhistle Producers’ Pick at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Best Newcomer at the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, and the Second City Outstanding New Comedy Award and Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace Patrons’ Pick at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival. They were featured as part of the 19 Asian Millennial Women You Should Know listing by Cold Tea Collective.
Tita Collective is an all-Filipina collective composed of award-winning playwrights, comedians, musicians, dancers, theatre makers and actors. They explore different mediums to tell the stories about the Filipinx diaspora. The group includes Ann Paula Bautista, Belinda Corpuz, Isabel Kanaan, Ellie Posadas, Alia Rasul and Maricris Rivera.
An array of local and national work will fill out the festival schedule from September 19 to 26. Tickets are 15 dollars for single shows and a full festival pass is available for 50 dollars. We ask that folks regularly check our website and/or social media channels for updates on how the shows will be executed in adherence to COVID-19 regulations.