Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons
When: The Toronto Fringe Festival, July 5-16, 2017
Location: The Theatre Centre
A new law will limit the number of words you can say in a day: max 140. Soon you will have to speak without words, ‘say it all’ with no language; the ‘inarticulate speech of the heart’ is no longer just a song. The young Bernadette and Oliver meet just as the law is about to be enacted. Now their love must grow within its limits. They struggle with its rules, with obedience, with themselves, and with how they are going to live. They must make words count, and yet learn to talk without them. Political change becomes very personal.
The Reading Group Schedule:
We are on our Summer break of The Reading Group. We look forward to reading with you again this Fall!
Up Next: TBA
When: The last Monday of each month.
Location: The Gladstone Hotel, 214 Queen Street W. Toronto
Howland Company Workshops:
We’ve had the pleasure of working with some fantastic Toronto theatre professionals over the last few years. We explored actor/director Ker Well‘s powerful movement-based performance methods, Second City’s Katherine Ashby led us through a side-splitting day of actor’s improv, and we’re currently working as script developer lab-rats with director and performance creator Philip McKee as well as with Toronto playwright Susanna Fournier.
Over the past few years, we have been joined by Holger Schott Syme: Chair – Department of English and Drama, at the University of Toronto Mississauga, working on an exciting new translation of Ödön von Horváth’s Casimir and Caroline which culminated in a staged workshop presentation last Fall at the University of Toronto’s Luella Massey Studio Theatre. We are currently developing the script further and will announce plans for a full production in the future. There was also a reading with The Howland Company of the new performance text in development by Fournier, take rimbaud. We workshopped the piece as part of our RBC Emerging Theatre Company Residency at Canadian Stage last Spring with a public showing.