The Howland Company is a Toronto-based theatre ensemble. Our curiosity is in stories that impact our generation. Through our productions, training opportunities and free community play reading group, we aim to connect and nurture a community that will be ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges.
With recognition from both Canadian Stage and the Soulpepper Theatre Company, The Howland Company is best known for their 2014 “Best of Toronto Fringe” hit and three-time sold-out production of 52 Pick-Up. Since establishing themselves as an independent theatre ensemble in 2013, the company has developed and produced numerous projects including a new adaptation of Ödön von Horváth’s Casimir and Caroline, Susanna Fournier’s new performance text take rimbaud, an innovative and intimate production of The Glass Menagerie, as well as a sharp and disturbing award-winning “Patron’s Pick” production of Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at the 2017 Toronto Fringe.
2018 will be their most ambitious year to date, kicking off with the Toronto Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens, followed by another exciting Toronto Premiere to be announced this Fall.
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The Howland Company is thrilled to announce the Toronto Premiere of
by Simon Stephens
Directed by Gregory Prest
March 29 – April 14, 2018
RBC Emerging Artist Program: The Howland Company ends 2016 as Canadian Stage’s Company in Residence
The Howland Company is thrilled to have been Canadian Stage’s 2016 Company in Residence. As part of this residency, The Howland Company has been developing both Casimir & Caroline, focusing on the piece’s next phase of development, following its 2015 staged workshop, with the goal of a full production in the near future, and take rimbaud, which enjoyed a sold-out staged presentation last May at Canadian Stage.
The Canadian Stage RBC Emerging Artist Program: Company in Residence initiative was created out of a desire to support the work of emerging artists who are developing and producing theatre as new companies. Each season, a resident company is selected to receive access to Canadian Stage staff, space, resources, and a work-in-progress showing for a project of their choosing. The resident company also assists in curating workshops for the Emerging Artist Program membership.
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By donating to The Howland Company, you help us in so many ways. Your support allows us to continue the growth of our projects in development; it helps us run The Reading Group, our monthly cold-reading of a play with the community, free of charge; and it is integral to moving forward with our upcoming and most ambitious season, featuring two large-scale Toronto premieres in 2018.