lemonTree creations – “MSM [men seeking men}”

Venue:  Robertson Theatre
Time: Friday 11pm; Saturday 11pm
Category:  Theatre + Comedy
City of Origin:  Toronto, ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass
Websitehttp://lemontreecreations.ca/msm.html

SNAPSHOT:

MSM [men seeking men] is a dance theatre piece inspired by transcripts of online conversations between men who seek other men.

ABOUT:

Presented to critical acclaim in June 2013 at Toronto Fringe Festival, the piece had its World Premiere as part of the WorldPride Festivities in Toronto in June 2014 and was nominated for 6 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards including Best Independent Theatre Production.

Audiences are encouraged to use their dating apps during the show to flirt with nearby users (which might include some of the performers). There’s also a DJ spinning electronic music live.

“Rough, tender, and everything in between” -Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

“The movement is sometimes more telling – and often hotter – than the words” -Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

“Dark, dirty, violent, and sexy” -Michael Lyons, XTRA

“Frenetic, explosive feel. MSM is craigslist personals in the abstract; itʼs dirty chat rooms discussed philosophically, artfully. Itʼs what it would look like if Klimt did a painting of Grindr, as the shapes and bodies meld together: at times frightening and at times simply divine, very sexy, and sensuous.”
-Michael Lyons, XTRA

“A dark, funny, sexy, and fascinating examination of gay online hookup culture. The significance of the representation of beautiful men of all sizes shapes and colours in the cast is not lost. This is not your typical boring lineup of pretty white gay boys and itʼs so satisfying to see a representation of a wider swath of the glorious diversity of gay men in our community. The creators chose to address race and made it a subtext of the show.” -Wayne Leung, Mooney on Theatre

ARTISTS:

Indrit Kasapi, Concept/Direction
Created in collaboration with the original cast: Cole Alvis, Aldrin Bundoc, Corrado Cerruto, Austin Fagan, Andrew Hartley, Ryan G. Hinds, Louis Laberge-Cote

Jonathan Seinen, Dramaturgy
Joe Pagnan, Production Design
Cole Alvis and Indrit Kasapi, Producers

Performers:
Cole Alvis
Roderick Chan
Ryan G. Hinds
Indrit Kasapi
Kunal Ranchod

lemonTree creations brings rarely told stories to the stage by supporting artists in the development of new works.

We maintain a rehearsal studio in downtown Tkarón:to (58 Stewart Street) and we pay our respects to the traditional caretakers of the land and waterways including the Mississauguas of New Credit First Nation, the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples.

www.lemonTreecreations.ca

WARNINGS:

Mature Language
Nudity
Smog

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