19/20 Season

Studio 180 AT HOME

Do you miss theatre? Do you miss talking about plays that explore social and political issues?
So do we.

That’s why we’re launching the Studio 180 AT HOME Series

This month, Studio 180 brings you four unique online experiences where you’ll be able to interact with some of our artists, learn about the creative process and delve into conversations about theatre and theatre making.

This is a free program. Read about each of our sessions below and register for one, several or all of them.
We look forward to seeing you there.
 

THE EVENTS


Directing 101 with Joel Greenberg
Sunday, May 10, 2:00PM

Are you curious about how a director translates their vision from page to stage? What work happens before rehearsals begin? How do things shift in the rehearsal hall? How does a director collaborate with designers to bring their vision to life?

Join us on the day that Studio 180 Theatre’s production of Indecent,  presented by David Mirvish, was set to open as Rebecca Gibian, one of Studio 180’s RBC Emerging Directors, interviews Joel Greenberg, the director of Studio 180 Theatre’s production of Indecent (and many Studio 180 hits) to talk about the craft of directing for theatre. This session will end with an audience Q&A.

SOLD OUT!


Write Like A Playwright
Friday, May 15, 1:30PM

Missed the event? Watch the recording here until Tuesday, May 19.

Join playwright Jenna Harris and Studio 180’s Director of New Play Development, Mark McGrinder, for a practical look at the writing process. Part conversation and part workshop, Mark will interview Jenna about her writing process. You will be invited to join Jenna, writing in real time, inspired by prompts provided during the session. If you wish, you’ll have the option to submit your writing to be shared anonymously (or not) with the other participants so you can see the different approaches and styles.

Jenna Harris is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Theatre Conservatory Program in New York City. She is an actor, arts educator, dancer, writer/creator and is the Founder and Artistic Producer of Discord and Din Theatre. Her play Mine was set to premiere at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

SOLD OUT!


Study Group: A Deep Dive into Indecent and God of Vengeance
Wednesday, May 20, 4:00PM

Do you love discussing theatre and social issues? Do you consider yourself a theatre nerd? If so, join this conversation and share your point of view.

Using an article entitled “But is ‘God of Vengeance’ good for the Jews?” as a springboard to discussion, Studio 180’s Director of Youth and Community Engagement, Jessica Greenberg, facilitates an informal discussion about the merits and dangers of vulnerable people sharing their stories within the dominant culture. Special guest artists to join the discussion will be announced soon!

“How do we as artists question our sins in front of a greater audience? How do we as Jews show ourselves as flawed and complex human beings?” – Sholem Asch, Indecent

Limited spots available! If event is full, please email byron@studio180theatre.com to be placed on the waiting list.

EVENT HAS PASSED


OSLO Extra Features (with Director’s Commentary!)
Thursday, May 28, 8:00PM

“My friends, do not look at where we are; look behind you. See how far we have come!”
– Terje Rod-Larsen,
Oslo

Join director Joel Greenberg and lead actor Blair Williams as they discuss and dissect select scenes from Studio 180’s 2019 production of the hit play Oslo by J.T. Rogers.

In this session, we’ll play some scenes from the play and Joel and Blair will talk through the process, challenges and discoveries in bringing those scenes to life – just like the extra features from a DVD. The conversation will be moderated by Studio 180’s RBC Emerging Director Rebecca Gibian.

NEW! All participants will receive a link two days before the event to watch the archival footage of Studio 180 Theatre’s production of Oslo, presented by David Mirvish.

A waitlist for Oslo: Extra Features is now open! Please email bryn@studio180theatre.com to join. All participants on the waitlist will receive the 48-hour access link to watch the archival of our production of OSLO and can watch the event the next day on our Youtube page.

REGISTER NOW


If you have any questions about Studio 180 AT HOME please email byron@studio180theatre.com