About Us

TheHowlandCompany2017The Howland Company is an independent Toronto theatre ensemble, best known for their 2014 “Best of Toronto Fringe” hit and three-time sold-out production of 52 Pick-Up. Since establishing themselves 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. Having kicked off with the Toronto Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens this Spring, which was recently honoured with two Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations (Outstanding Ensemble & Outstanding Costume Design), the season will close with another exciting Toronto Premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-nominated play THE WOLVES, a Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre production in the Fall of 2018. 

Our Mandate:

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.

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e-mail: howlandcompanytheatre@gmail.com
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News:

Entrances and Exits wins BEST OF FRINGE

2 More Chances To Catch The Sold-Out Fringe Hit That
Everyone is RAVING About!

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What is farce? An exaggerated and improbable series of events that serve solely for entertainment. Now take that, add a few suggestions from the audience, and watch what unfolds. In a new unscripted format, seven of Toronto’s best actors and improvisers piece together a 60 minute improvised play based on the traditional farces we love like The Norman Conquests and Noises Off.

The Format: Act 1 and Act 2 take place over the same window of time in adjoining rooms of one house with a variety of (you guessed it) entrances and exits.

Featuring special guests… Colin Mochrie and Linda Kash!

When: August 22nd at 9pm & August 23rd at 7pm
Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts

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Praise for PUNK ROCK!

We are so proud to share that PUNK ROCK has been nominated for TWO Dora Mavor Moore Awards: “Outstanding Ensemble” for our phenomenal cast and “Outstanding Costume Design” for our incredible costume designer Nancy Anne Perrin!

Thank you so much to everyone who gave their support and attended this show. We could not be more grateful.


UP NEXT:

The Training Group is BACK!
Session 4: “August in August”
An August Wilson Scene Study with Tanisha Taitt

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Find out more about the session, upcoming early bird discount deadlines and how to apply here!

*Final Deadline to Apply: Wednesday August 15th at 5pm.*


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The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre are proud to present the
2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama

THE WOLVES
by Sarah DeLappe

Directed by company member Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

October 9-27, 2018

Find out more here.


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 most ambitious season, featuring two large-scale Toronto premieres in 2018.

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