NEWS: The Howland Company’s CASIMIR AND CAROLINE has been honoured with 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and 1 Nomination


The Howland Company is honoured to share that CASIMIR AND CAROLINE has been recognized with 2 Dora Mavor Moore Award Awards: “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble” – Michael Ayres, Michael Chiem, Alexander Crowther, James Graham, Veronica Hortiguela, Shruti Kothari, Cameron Laurie, Kimwun Perehinec, Hallie Seline, Caroline Toal, and “Outstanding Costume Design” – Ken Mackenzie, and 1 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination: “Outstanding Direction” – Paolo Santalucia, in the Independent Theatre Category.

We are incredibly proud of all of the artists who came together to make this production what it was and so thankful for our wonderful audiences who shared this piece with us. No recognition would be possible without your collective efforts and support and we thank you! We can’t wait until we can all gather together in the theatre again soon.

Copy of Dora Nominations C&C

About Howland: 

“The Howland Company is one of the city’s most exciting indie companies.”
– NOW Magazine

The Howland Company is incredibly reliable in putting out thoughtful, well-produced material. Their work never disappoints.
– My Entertainment World 

“There’s no finer ensemble of young actors in the city than The Howland Company. Their willingness to live in the silences, to throw their bodies and minds into the work, to embrace the theatrical power of a soliloquy in the midst of a naturalist show: all exceptional and truly awesome.”
– Holger Syme

The Howland Company is an independent Toronto theatre ensemble, who debuted on the scene with their “Best of Toronto Fringe” hit and three-time sold-out production of 52 Pick-Up. Since establishing themselves in 2013, the company has developed a new adaptation of Ödön von Horváth’s Casimir and Caroline, and Susanna Fournier’s new performance text take rimbaud, and has produced projects like their innovative and intimate production of The Glass Menagerie, and a sharp and disturbing award-winning “Patron’s Pick” production of Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Toronto Fringe).

They produced the Toronto Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens, which was honoured with two Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations (Outstanding Ensemble & Outstanding Costume Design), another “Best of Toronto Fringe” Hit Entrances and Exits, and they closed their 2018 season with the critically acclaimed Toronto Premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-nominated play THE WOLVES, produced in partnership with Crow’s Theatre. THE WOLVES won the “Outstanding Production” award (Critic’s Pick Awards) and the “Best Ensemble Performance” Award (Toronto Theatre Critics Association Awards).

To kick off 2020, The Howland Company was thrilled to follow the buzz of their last season with the North American Premiere of Ödön von Horváth’s CASIMIR AND CAROLINE, a new adaptation by Paolo Santalucia, Holger Syme and The Howland Company of this modern classic, based on an original translation by Holger Syme, at Crow’s Theatre.

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