MSM [men seeking men]lemonTree Creations
MSM [men seeking men] is a dance theatre piece inspired by transcripts of online conversations between men seeking other men. This all-queer cast explores hook-up culture, fetishism, racism, homophobia and straight-up sex. A live DJ spins, creating a world of electronic beats where music is the omnipotent power and bodies, sweat and words mix to create an underground party where anything goes and (almost) nothing is taboo.
Presented to critical acclaim in June 2013 at Toronto Fringe Festival, the piece had its World Premiere as part of the World Pride Festivities in Toronto in June 2014 and was nominated for 6 Broadway World Toronto Awards including Best Independent Theatre Production. www.lemontreecreations.ca
The artists will be available after in person and on the dating apps so feel free to be in touch with them in regards to the show (or to ask them out for a drink).
“MSM is an artistic experience not to be missed.” – NOW Magazine
“…dark, dirty, violent, and sexy….It’s what it would look like if Klimt did a painting of Grindr…” -DAILY XTRA!
Learn more at OUT-ings, our FREE pre-show Lobby Talk Series
Men Seeking Men
Friday June 23, 6pm-6:30pm
Intrepid Theatre Club Lobby – FREE
Indrit Kasapi, the choreographer/creator of MSM [men seeking men] talks to OUTstages Curator Sean Guist about creating the show, dating apps, online conversations and hook-up culture. Join us for this free pre-show chat.
About the artists: Established in 2007, lemonTree creations has created new devised works and collaborated with established theatre companies in Toronto, garnered much critical acclaim and broken several box office records. Some of the highlights include: Sovereign Alliances by Herbie Barnes funded by the Chiefs of Ontario for the Assembly of First Nations presented inside the historic Elgin Theatre; MSM [men seeking men] presented as part of the 2014 WorldPride Festivities and gathering 6 Broadway World Toronto nominations; Unknown Soldier by Jonathan Seinen presented at the 2014 SummerWorks Festival and gathering the only NNNNN rating by NOW Magazine and Honourable Mention for actor Jeff Ho for the Spotlight Performance Award; and most recently Body Politic presented in co-production with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre which sold out most of its run receiving numerous standing ovations.
Currently the company is in residency at Theatre Passe Muraille developing a brand new production, The Blood Cycle by Indrit Kasapi with choreography by William Yong and direction by Jonathan Seinen. As well, the company has been running an underground studio space in downtown Toronto that serves as an artistic hub and features an Energy Exchange and Residency Program.
photo cred: Alejandro Santiago
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