Ah good times, click here for pics Photo Gallery
Ah good times, click here for pics Photo Gallery
In every city there are pockets where creative people gather, usually its in areas that are run down therefor studio space is cheap. Elmwood is a hidden gem of creative people and energy, so I decided to start up a little festival serving up local music, food, arts and culture. Seating is very limited click on the link below details.
First annual outdoor micro-mini-festival MUSIC JAM and TOAST celebrates arts and culture in Elwood, Winnipeg Manitoba. Acoustic music ranging from folk to experimental featuring Wand WiskeyJack, Ryan Stanley Shodine and Suture hosted by Miss Shereen. This is a dry event no alcohol or marijuana in or around the event, instead local jams, peanut butter, breads, teas and coffee are provided for you to enjoy. While munching on good eats and listening to great music look through our one dollar used book sale, and a retro 1990’s Ikea children table and chair set up for grabs, plenty of free street parking, some lawn chairs are provided, feel free to bring your own.
10 dollars at the door.
Doors at 7:30, show at 8.
April 13 2019
March has been a very busy month with selling a couple of paintings, bookings for shows and recording my summer time noodles, I Find Peace In My Garden. At the moment it seems my life has developed a deep conflict within itself, my day job a stark contrast from my real career within the arts. More often than not on my commute to my day job I experience friction and irritation deep within my being. I feel as though I’m wasting eight hours a day on meaningless labour to pay the bills. More often than not I grit my teeth against mind numbing boredom my mind growing dark and hostile against the annoying corporate shoes I have to wear during the day. More often that not I look around me and witness the life being sucked out of my coworkers. At some point they go on autopilot and in a zombie like state watch the clock waiting until 4pm to bolt out the door as fast as their feet can take them. Continue reading “My Life Is A Conflict Of Interests”
Had an absolute blast touring with Sarasvati Productions for International Women’s Week, March 2019.
Kicked off the community tour for International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues, “Here I AM at Rainbow Resource Center. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to perform, meet and chat with young adults. I don’t have many opportunities to engage with young adults, and I was floored how articulate and intelligent they are. The group I performed for proved to be very aware of what’s going on around them socially and globally.
I hit the road with the cast and head out to the Pas and FlinFlon.
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.
Thanks for listening.
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.
See ya there!
Working on my first album, I hope to have it completed and released on Bandcamp early this summer.
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.
Blog written by Shereen Ramprashad