The Reading Group

Read A Play With Us!


The Howland Company is proud to host The Reading Group, a free event where all are welcome to drop in and cold-read a part in the chosen play, with roles switching around on the fly. The readings are a laid-back and social way to read a play together and to get the opportunity to engage in discussion and meet people in the community.

Everything will be provided so all you have to do is show up.

The Reading Group will be returning in the Fall of 2023. Stay tuned for more information!

The Play: TBA

The Location: TBA

If you are interested in attending The Reading Group:

We look forward to reading with you soon!

Keep posted with what The Reading Group is up to by following our hashtag #TheReadingGroupHC

In Case You Missed Them, Here’s What We’ve Read So Far:

Bachelorette by Leslye Headland
Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker
Punk Rock by Simon Stephens
Reasons to be Pretty by Neil Labute
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck
A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber
Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
Rock n Roll by Tom Stoppard
City of Angels by Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Larry Gelbart
Noises Off by Michael Frayn
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock
Middletown by Will Eno
Rumors by Neil Simon
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
Big Love by Charles Mee
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
The Weir by Conor McPherson
Saint Carmen of the Main by Michel Tremblay
The Rover by Aphra Behn
This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan
Peter and the Starcatcher adapted by Rick Elice
Frankenstein adapted by Nick Dear
James I by Rona Munro
Toothpaste and Cigars by TJ Dawe & Mike Rinaldi
Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill
Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes by Jordan Tannahill
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph
Performing Occupy Toronto by Rosamund Small
33 Variations by Moisés Kaufman
Tales from the Vienna Woods by Ödön von Horváth
If We Were Birds by Erin Shields
Bachelorette by Leslye Headland
Toronto The Good by Andrew Moodie
The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner
Amigo’s Blue Guitar by Joan MacLeod
Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave by David Yee
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Hangmen by Martin McDonagh
Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring
Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam
In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney
The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence by Madeleine George
The Romeo Initiative by Trina Davies
People, Places and Things by Duncan MacMillan
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Courageous by Michael Healey
Hand to God by Robert Askins
The Optimists by Morwyn Brebner
The Nether by Jennifer Haley
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens
Cost of Living by Martyna Majok
Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang
Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts
Salt Baby by Falen Johnson
Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets
Selling Kabul by Sylvia Khoury
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
The Christians by Lucus Hnath
Léo by Rosa Labordé
The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
Indian Arm by Hiro Kanagawa
The Writer by Ella Hickson
The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Félicité/Bliss – Caryl Churchill’s English translation of Québécois playwright Olivier Choinière’s play.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
The Thirst of Hearts by Thomas McKechnie
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
The Huns by Michael Ross Albert
Botticelli in the Fire by Jordan Tannahill
Leaving Home by David French