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The Howland Company is a Toronto-based theatre ensemble. Our curiosity is in stories that impact our generation. Through our own development as an ensemble and by bringing people together through workshops and readings, we seek to build a community ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges.

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The Howland Company is thrilled to announce the Toronto Premiere of


by Simon Stephens

Directed by Gregory Prest

March 30 – April 14, 2018

Find out more here.


Photography by Brooke Wedlock

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.

Donate to The Howland Company:

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 next large-scale production.

*Projects currently in development:

  • A new translation and adaptation of Ödön von Horváth’s Casimir and Caroline, by Holger Syme.
  • take rimbaud, a new performance text by Toronto playwright Susanna Fournier.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be producing the Toronto Premiere of Simon Stephens’ PUNK ROCK in the Spring of 2018 at Crow’s Theatre, launching the beginning of our most ambitious season to date. Any donation amount would be a huge help towards securing our theatrical rights, rental costs, and creative fees.

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