About Us

TheHowlandCompany2017The 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).

2018 has been their most ambitious year to date. Having kicked off with the Toronto Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens, which was honoured with two Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations (Outstanding Ensemble & Outstanding Costume Design), followed by another “Best of Toronto Fringe” Hit Entrances and Exits under their belt, The Howland Company closed their season with the critically acclaimed Toronto Premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-nominated play THE WOLVES, produced in partnership with Crow’s Theatre, which won the “Outstanding Production” award (Critic’s Pick Awards) and the “Best Ensemble Performance” Award (Toronto Theatre Critics Association Awards).  

The Howland Company is 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 this January.


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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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


NEWS:

The Training Group is BACK! Apply today for Session 6: Daring to “Get it Wrong”- Taking Risks and Finding Freedom in Your Process with Christine Horne

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As a new season of theatre kicks off in Toronto, we are excited to be getting back in the room with another session of The Training Group.

  • The Training Group is an opportunity for actors, both emerging and established, to explore the actor’s craft and seminal plays in an intimate training group setting guided by one of Toronto’s leading theatre artists.

The Training Group aims to integrate advanced text work while engaging participants in active dialogue and practical experience focusing on exploring the actor’s process. We are honoured to continue the series under the guidance of one of Toronto’s leading actors Christine Horne. Join us this Fall for the sixth session in this exciting training series as we explore the creative freedom we can unlock when we dare to “get it wrong” by looking at the possibilities that making unusual and unexpected choices offer artists in the rehearsal process.  

This intensive 12 hour Training Group will be set up over three consecutive Sunday workshop sessions: November 10th, 17th and 24th.

Find out more and apply today here!


THE WOLVES wins BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE from the Toronto Theatre Critics Association Awards

TheWolves-photobyDahliaKatz-1599smaller“Best Ensemble Performance in a Play went to the young, ferocious, soccer ball-wielding cast of The Wolves, produced by the Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre, in one of the very rare instances of unanimity among the voters.”

Read the full announcement on NOW Magazine and on The Toronto Star.


Up Next: CASIMIR AND CAROLINE 

The North American Premiere of this new adaptation of a modern German classic!

Photo by Dahlia Katz

The Howland Company is thrilled to present the North American Premiere of 

Casimir and Caroline
by Ödön von Horváth

A New Adaptation by Paolo Santalucia, Holger Syme and The Howland Company
Based on an original translation by Holger Syme 

January 14 – February 9, 2020

Directed by Paolo Santalucia
Starring members of The Howland Company and more! (to be announced)

Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest
Scotiabank Community Studio
345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

Tickets: $15-$30

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 building off of our most ambitious and highly acclaimed season for our North American premiere of Casimir and Caroline in 2020.

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