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lemonTree creations/TheThem presents People4Change Sept 14 - 24 in Toronto

From a media release:

A New Play by
Alisha Stranges, Marissa Zinni, Colin Edwards and Raymond Bobgan.
September 14-24, 2011
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

TORONTO — September 2011. lemonTree creations is extremely excited to open the Toronto premiere of PEOPLE4CHANGE by TheThem at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace.

This presentation of PEOPLE4CHANGE marks the first step into a new era for lemonTree creations, as we become a presenting company of more than just our own work. It is our goal to support other independent companies or collectives by producing their work and introduce them to the Toronto theatre scene. TheThem is the perfect inaugural company for this endevour. They are a collective of emerging and dedicated artists who sought out, with the expertise and guidance of their established director, to do what they crave most: create.  lemonTree creations acknowledges this raw and adolescent-like dedication, where everything is possible even with a budget of $0, as true artistic passion. It is with this passion and excitement that we launch PEOPLE4CHANGE and this addition to the mandate of our company.

Created and Directed by Raymond Bobgan (Executive Artistic Director, Cleveland Public Theatre, American Theatre Magazine’s, “top twenty five artists shaping the future of American Theatre”) and featuring the talented ensemble of Colin Edwards, Marissa Zinni and Alisha Stranges.  The latter was last seen in lemonTree creations SummerWorks presentation of STILL LIFE where she was noted as “very natural and talented” by Mooney on Theatre and as possessing “a natural style that seems effortless” by CIUT.FM radio.

First performed at the Cleveland Public Theatre, People4Change follows three young professionals who join forces to make a difference in the world after witnessing a sudden death on the subway tracks. Their efforts to “help the world,” range from the naïve to the sublime when they open a phonebook and start calling random people for donations to their various causes. In a world inundated with global information (and global suffering), self-help and spiritual panaceas, and contradictory common values, this play examines the frustration, isolation, and passion of ‘Generation Y-ers’ in North America.

ABOUT lemonTree creations
Established in 2007 by Indrit Kasapi, lemonTree creations explores the question of what is lost in translation between borders, identities and sexuality through Canadian and international theatrical creations that combine different art mediums and push boundaries of the theatrical experience.

lemonTree creations in association with TheThem
WHEN: September 14- September 24, 2011
Wednesday September 14   7.30pm (Opening)
Performances Tuesday – Saturday 7.30 pm, PWYC Saturdays at 2 pm.

Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
16 Ryerson Avenue [One block Northeast of Bathurst & Queen]

General Admission $20 + HST, Senior/Student/Arts Worker $15 +HST
Buy tickets at or call 416.504.7529


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