Summer is very short in Manitoba and one of my favorite things to do is sit out on the deck play my guitar and watch the sunset. This little story book of tunes is the end result of hours noodling on the deck on hot summer nights, playing guitar for no particular reason other than the sheer joy of it.
The winter are hellishly long like 6 months long, to pass the time I’m recording in my spare time. As I do I will upload them for you to enjoy.
March 2nd to the 9th is International Women’s Week, and I’m excited to be part of SARAVATI PRODUCTIONS, CABARET OF MONOLOGUES.. I will be performing my poem, “I Am Not A Victim!” along side 8 fantastic female playwrites, storytellers, performers and singer songwriters. Click on the link below for showtimes, dates and locations.
I dipped my toes in theatrical waters with 8Box Productions during Winnipeg’s 2018 Fringe festival. Cubical Jockeys written and produced by Avery Gilperson and Allan Coleman, is not just a theatrical play, but a performance art piece.
Through interactive multimedia, Avery and Allan spin a quirky musical comedy exploring working life at a call center. The story revolves around Arpen (played by Avery Gilperson) who falls for Sandy M. (played by Arlene Libich) who are stuck working the grave yard shift during a political crisis. They eat pizza, flirt, have a short illicit affair in the office, Arpen has to deal with a call from a crazed Unicaller (played by Shereen Ramprashad), he ends up being interrogated by the FBI, fear of stairs, elevators, MeowDogs, and explosions, in the end Arpen and Sandy M. end up on a commune out in the middle of nowhere.
Critics had no idea what to make of the play, however the play write’s bold and untraditional approach did not go unnoticed and was recognized for its creativity and artistry. The production had a shaky start but as the days passed Cubical Jockeys attracted a cult following. Which is short of amazing considering there was no budget for advertising other that a few posters, social media and word of mouth.
I think it’s fair to say given a few years Avery and Allan will be setting trends and blurring the lines between theater and performance art.
Shereen Ramprashad (KittyKittie) is a colorful, witty and lively Canadian writer based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. Her writings are a creative blend of intelligent metaphor and philosophy with under currents of subtext and observation. Her first published poem, Mohawks and Coffee was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press during Poetry Month in 2016.
Shereen started her creative journey in her early 40’s with the goal of creating waves with spokenword. Ten years later she’s doing just that with her interdisciplinary performance poetry and storytelling