Toronto ON — Following our announcement of the departure of Managing Director Régine Cadet, we are pleased to announce Indrit Kasapi as Theatre Passe Muraille’s Interim Managing Director, effective November 8, 2021.
Indrit is well-known to the Theatre Passe Muraille community, having been the Associate Artistic Director under Marjorie Chan for the last two years— collaborating on programming, budgeting, producing as well as coordinating special projects. Prior to beginning in that role, Indrit was also the Accessibility Lab Co-ordinator which explored experimentation in access initiatives which recently culminated in a series of short documentaries. Five years in the making, his play Toka (A Theatre Passe Muraille and lemonTree creations Digital Co-Production) for which he is the writer and choreographer, will finally be shared with audiences in the upcoming year. Indrit is also the Co-founder (along with Cole Alvis) of the prolific lemonTree creations, which was a TPM Company-in-residence for the past three years.
Indrit also has a long and beautiful working history with Artistic Director, Marjorie Chan. Indrit began learning from her as an Artistic Producer Metcalf Intern at Cahoots Theatre (2013) and worked as Associate Artistic Producer at Cahoots Theatre for 5 seasons (2014-2019) where in addition to supporting artists and creative teams, he also notably collaborated on the creation of the Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit (DATT), curated special projects as well as contributed to grants which significantly increased funding for the organization.
“I am so pleased to be taking on this Interim role. It has been a privilege to have learned so much from outgoing Managing Director, Régine Cadet, who has shown an incredible amount of expertise in balancing the administrative needs of an organization with its artistic programming. Theatre Passe Muraille is moving towards a really exciting new era as an artistic institution in Canada that will continue to break down artistic and organizational walls. I am thrilled that I get to be a part of this time of creation and change during this period of transition and I look forward to getting started.”
– Indrit Kasapi | Incoming Interim Managing Director, TPM
With the pandemic a continuing reality, it is important to have assurance and certainty in these uncertain times. Although primarily known through his artistic dealings at Theatre Passe Muraille, Indrit brings a broad range of experience, including managing lemonTree creations as well as producing other large projects. In Indrit, there will be a familiar advocate for our artists, an experienced administrator and a trusted artistic leader. In this transitory time, Theatre Passe Muraille will continue to support artistic work with responsive and responsible leadership.
““Indrit has been an integral part of the management team for the past two years. He worked very closely with the both of us, in establishing priorities and implementing strategies to keep TPM sustainable, relevant, and accountable, all with a sense of humour and practicality. With his experience of the organization both on the artistic and administrative side, we have great confidence that he is the ideal person to take on the Managing Director position during this transition period.”
– Régine Cadet | Outgoing Managing Director & Marjorie Chan | Artistic Director, TPM
As Indrit steps back from his current role, it is with great excitement we call for a new Artistic Associate to join our team at Theatre Passe Muraille. This is a unique position that will work closely with the Artistic Director Marjorie Chan, to represent TPM in our vibrant artistic community and to continue moving our artistic vision forward. For a full job description and how to apply, please visit our website at passemuraille.ca/employment-opportunities.
Indrit will begin his role on November 8, 2021. You can continue to reach him at email@example.com. Meanwhile, stay tuned for TPM’s in-person & digital 21.22 on-stage season announcement, coming out this winter!
About Indrit Kasapi
Born in Albania, Indrit Kasapi and his family immigrated to Tkarón:to in 2000. He is the Founding and current Artistic Producer for lemonTree creations, and the incoming Interim Managing Director at Theatre Passe Muraille, where he was previously the Associate Artistic Director (2019-2021). Prior to this, Indrit held the position of the Associate Artistic Producer at Cahoots Theatre (2014-2019). He has also been a producer for several critically acclaimed independent productions including Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) (Saga Collectif), Black Boys (Saga Collectif/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) and Obeah Opera (Nicole Brooks, Luminato Festival). With lemonTree creations, Indrit has directed several well-loved productions including MSM [men seeking men] (WorldPride 2014 and National Tour, 2017-2018); Rope Running Out by Raf Antonio (NNNN from Now Magazine), and Private Eyes (Special presentation with The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). Indrit was instrumental in the development and production of the box office hit and Dora Award-winning Body Politic by Nick Green, which tells the story and eventual demise of Canada’s first gay newspaper.
Indrit has been a company member of the award winning dance theatre company CORPUS since 2008. Through Corpus he has helped develop and premiere two new works (Machina Nuptialis, House Guests) and continued touring other repertoire to North America, Europe and Asia. He’s a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, a 2018 Harold Award Recipient and a 2020 Dora Nominated performer. Indrit’s artistic practice is focused on queerness, and the pursuit of anti-racism, and equity.
Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays. TPM is striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society. TPM believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices. We do this so that we can support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.