The Residency program doesn’t have any deadlines. It works on a first come first serve basis. If you have a project that you think aligns with the mandate and values of lemonTree creations, please contact:
Artistic Producers, Indrit Kasapi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cole Alvis at email@example.com
We’re mostly interested in projects that are in their initial phases of development; however, don’t be discouraged from contacting us if you feel strongly about working with us.
We're pleased to have Donna-Michelle St. Bernard as our 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 playwright in residence at lemonTree creations. In her first year, Donna-Michelle will be working on her CABARET and POP-UP Dance Party series during the month of June 2017 (June 1-23, 2018). The cabaret will be both an exhibit of her research on queer spaces as well as a presentation of the mini commissions she will make on specific guest artists. This is to coincide with lemonTree's 10 year anniversary. Donna-Michelle will be spending this second year focusing on developing and workshopping her play THE SMELL OF HORSES. She will be working with Artistic Producer, Cole Alvis as the director/dramaturge.
xLq is a POP ART performance duo comprised of Jordan Campbell and Maddie Bautista. Dedicated to radical forms of performance and complicit audience experience - xLq combines ritual, fashion, dance, music, and queer pop aesthetics to question, physicalize, and reimagine our possible futures.
An interactive, site-specific game with four audience members and $1,000 cash – 4inXchange is a pop art business meeting that guides you through a series of dialogues, chances, competitions, and meditations. Use the cash on the table to get to know your fellow participants, while xLq asks provocative questions about value, intimacy, love, and truth. Returns and exchanges guaranteed.
"As 2016/2017 playwright in residence at lemonTree creations I am swimming in the ripples of Nick Green’s play Body Politic, excavating the histories of Toronto's less thoroughly archived queer communities to generate responsive new work across disciplines. In order to represent many voices with integrity, I will invite many voices into the telling, necessarily complicating an exploration of what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “the danger of the single story."
Directed by Jasmine Chen and in collaboration with Michael Man, Jonathan Tan and Jeff Ho, this project seeks to use "fiercely political" queer Asian American poet Justin Chin’s writing as a launching pad to explore the intersectionality of Queer and Asian identities. By engaging with his text, the team will examine the complexities of this intersection and how it affects all aspects of life: family, religion, relationships, social status, body image, discrimination, etc.