lemonTree creations was established by Indrit Kasapi in 2007 to produce his first play The Red Devil, directed by Jonathan Seinen at the 2008 SummerWorks Theatre Festival (NOW Magazine, Outstanding Ensemble & Outstanding Direction). The play told the story of an Albanian family travelling illegally to Canada during the 1997 Albanian civil war.
Inspired by the success of that collaboration, Jonathan Seinen and Indrit Kasapi were joined by Cole Alvis (Dora Nominated Gorey Story) to participate in the 2009 Pride Toronto Festival with Jean Genet’s Deathwatch. This gritty play about crime idolization and prison homoeroticism was performed to sold out audiences and rave reviews in the claustrophobic basement of XPACE CulturalCentre.
Following this, lemonTree created Still Life, a devised theatre piece about love and loss in queer Toronto, which appeared at SummerWorks 2011. Consequently, lemonTree creations collaborated with Obsidian Theatre for our site-specific production of Dutchman on a vintage TTC bus for SummerWorks 2012 and, that same summer, our production of Herbie Barne’s Sovereign Alliances funded by the Chiefs of Ontario for the Assembly of First Nations premiered at the historic Elgin Theatre.
We are a small theatre company with very ambitious ideas and projects that we commit to fully. Many things become possible with your generous donations. Please consider supporting us through our PayPal account. You can also speak with Artistic Producers, Cole Alvis and Indrit Kasapi if you have any other questions.