MEDIA

Media Inquiries please contact Andraea Sartison at 204.333.2666


BOUNDARY AVENUE

Read the BBC article on Seidu and Razak that includes their feedback on Boundary Avenue!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44865022

“…(Boundary Avenue) goes to great pains to represent both the decency and cruelty Hamza encounters on his journey — and the range of fear and compassion that asylum seekers like him generate.” – Joff Schmidt, CBC

Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-theatre-reviews-deserter-new-beginnings-boundary-ave-1.4677771

“Sartison said she found herself caught between the storylines of people desperate to get to safety, and of the journalists broadcasting that desperation around the world. In that uncomfortable place, she was inspired.” – Geralyn Wichers

Read more here: https://www.thecarillon.com/local/Emerson-serves-as-backdrop-for-new-asylum-seeker-drama-483058381.html

” (We, the writers) went down to the border and I was shocked about the process of how people were capturing stories about who was down there and we were just blown away at the media, the townspeople and the people who were coming across,” she recalls. “It was kind of disturbing but also inspiring, and we knew this was the story we wanted to tell.” – Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press

Read more here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/arts-editors-picks/journey-to-winnipeg-483497283.html

New Play Tells Story Of Emerson Border Crossing – Pembina Valley Online News

Read more here: https://www.pembinavalleyonline.com/local/new-play-tells-story-of-emerson-border-crossing

Journey to Winnipeg – Theatre Companies Offer Double-Bill of Immigration-Themed Plays – Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.

Read more here: https://miic.ca/2018/05/28/journey-to-winnipeg/


STAGE FRIGHTS

“It might not be the first place you think of hanging out this Halloween. But the Burton Cummings Theatre has a haunted experience that may freak you out.” CBC Manitoba

Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/a-haunting-experience-at-the-burt-1.4372341

“Combine the ghost stories with the building’s dark, turn-of-the-last-century basement, and the Burt is a natural for the supernatural, said Andraea Sartison, the artistic producer for One Trunk Theatre.” – Winnipeg Free Press

Read more here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/theatre-to-host-spirited-production-444116343.html

Executions and the phantom piano: Tours peek into chilling Winnipeg stories, places – CBC Manitoba 

Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ghost-tour-winnipeg-1.4372914

Video(s):

  • https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1242130
  • https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1081502787647

MISSION POTLUCK

Mission Potluck is the hilarious true story of Lutheran fundraising efforts in the 1920s – Darlene Polachic, Saskatoon StarPhoenix 

Read more here: https://thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/local-arts/mission-potluck-is-the-hilarious-true-story-of-lutheran-fundraising-efforts-in-the-1920s

Stage set for SAC concert series – Dave Baxter, The Carillon 

Read more here: https://www.thecarillon.com/local/Stage-set-for-SAC-concert-series-442391763.html

“Mission Potluck” Review – Rev. Karen Stepko, Sask Synod News

Read more here: https://sasksynod.ca/wp-content/uploads/Sept-2017.pdf


I DREAM OF DIESEL

I Dream of Diesel The ultimate love letter to Manitoba – CBC Manitoba 

Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/i-dream- of-diesel- the-ultimate- love-letter- for-manitoba-1.3026767

“This imaginative style of presentation jacks up the visual interest, as characters seamlessly interact with the video or shadowed figures on the other side of the makeshift screens.” – Winnipeg Free Press

Read more here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and- life/entertainment/arts/Prairie-drama- sings-familiar- song-299246421.html

 

ARTISTIC PRODUCER ANDRAEA SARTISON

“Local theatre creator thrives on collaboration, balancing ambition and art…Andraea Sartison’s career is taking off in all directions — up, down and around.” – Winnipeg Free Press

Read more here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and- life/entertainment/arts/team– player-298858461.html

 

ONE TRUNK FESTIVAL

“I was interested in how these different artists will interpret the same place,” says Sartison, who directed the fringe hit Hamlet as Told on the Street. “The focus for me is about process and product and to build a community of artists who are interested in this kind of collaboration.” – Winnipeg Free Press

Read more here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/one-site- three-artists- endless-possibilities-222298851.html


THE BIG GRAVEL SIFTER

“…the mundane meets magic in a combination of fascinating elements. First, there is the “key of X,” an out-of-tune and unearthly musical exploration of two worlds that almost collide. Then there is dance. Gracious and sensual movements turn bodies into linguistic vehicles that meet, connect, experience love and part. At times intense, at others almost detached, all the relationships express an emotional void that needs to be filled. ..it is a “dream within a dream” that blurs borders between the human world and the universe of water creatures, confuses the mind, and reaches a climax when former Royal Winnipeg Ballet performer CindyMarie Small becomes a dancing ballerina at the bottom of the sea.” – Cendrine Marrouat

HAMLET AS TOLD ON THE STREETS

“One of the reasons this Hamlet worked so well is that it didn’t exactly parody Shakespeare, it retold a great story in startling visual, audio and emotional language. And, ok, it was really, really funny….it didn’t take much to push it over the edge to slapstick gross-out extravaganza.” – Jane Enkin, Winnipeg Jewish Review

“Truly transforming this performance was its technical side… the lighting design was unapologetically bold but yet did not distract the audience from the relationships built by the skillful onstage performances. The use of lighting and projection was so exceptional in this production that it became the fourth character in Just One Spark.”
– Jon Lindstrad, The Camrose Booster

“This ambitious local production [Puberty: a Memoir] blends rock music, cabaret styles and raunchy comedy…there is lots of creativity on display, not just in the occasionally risqué script but in its reasonably elaborate staging.”
– Morley Walker, Winnipeg Free Press

“Oh, this is not your father’s Hamlet…The bass thumps, fists pump, and the five performers throw themselves into the bloody, and often crude, action with gusto. And the results are invigorating and hilarious.” 5 stars for Hamlet as Told on the Streets
– Joff Schmidt

Hamlet as Told on the Streets 2013 Winnipeg Fringe Outstanding Comedy
Description: 5 Stars – CBC

“The bass thumps, fists pump, and the five performers throw themselves into the bloody, and often crude, action with gusto…Purists, the faint of heart, and those not ready to have a kick out the jams, laugh until your sides hurt good time need not attend. Everyone else – get thee to Hamlet As Told On the Streets.” – CBC Manitoba 

Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/fringe/2013/07/hamlet-as- told-on- the-streets.html