Join 180 WOMEN
With no membership fees or minimum donation, 180 WOMEN aims to create a space for women to respond to Studio 180’s plays in the company of a network of women from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
180 WOMEN hosts one event per season. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join today.
180 WOMEN returned to Verity on October 15, 2018 for a reading of Alison Lawrence’s play-in-development, The Right, directed by Mark McGrinder. The evening featured a reading of the play with actors Karen Glave, Trish Fagan, Allegra Fulton, Thomas Hauff and Sarah Machlein Gale, followed by a conversation with the playwright about Medical Assistance in Dying, facilitated by Core Artistic Team Member Jessica Greenberg. BridgeWater Family Wealth Services generously sponsored the venue, wine, hors d’oeuvres and sweets. The event was co-hosted by 180 WOMEN co-founders Gwen Harvey, Susan Maidment, and board members Ellen T. Cole and Faye Jones.
On October 16, 2017, 180 WOMEN gathered at the Verity for a reading of a hit British play about parenting and technology. Members enjoyed complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres treats compliments of Gwen Harvey followed by the play reading and a conversation about the play’s themes facilitated by Core Artistic Team member Jessica Greenberg. Core Artistic Team member Mark McGrinder directed the reading, featuring actors Shelly Antony, Bria McLaughlin, Sarah Orenstein and Ric Waugh. The evening was co-hosted by Studio 180 supporters Gwen Harvey and Susan Maidment.
On April 4, 2017, 180 WOMEN gathered during Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT for a reading of This Great City by Paul Dunn, in the Roseneath Theatre Studio. Members enjoyed complimentary wine and baked treats from board members Faye Jones, Helgi Maki and Karen Sihra. The evening was hosted by Gwen Harvey and Susan Maidment, and featured a discussion about the piece and its development process with Studio 180 Core Artistic Team member Mark McGrinder, along with a post-reading talkback session.
On March 24, 2016, 180 WOMEN gathered at the Tarragon Theatre for a pre-show reception and glass of wine with Studio 180 Artistic Director Joel Greenberg, and then enjoyed a performance of You Will Remember Me by François Archambault.
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, 180 WOMEN gathered during Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT for a reading of Later I Can Tell You About Jesus by Hannah Moscovitch, in the Berkeley Street Theatre Rehearsal Hall. The evening was hosted by Gwen Harvey and Susan Maidment, and featured a discussion about the piece and its development process with Studio 180 Core Artistic Team member Mark McGrinder, along with a post-reading talkback session.
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 180 WOMEN had its inaugural event at a special performance of NSFW by Lucy Kirkwood. Before the performance, Ilene Sova from the Feminist Art Conference introduced members to our Lobby Exhibit, Repossessing Beauty, curated by the Feminist Art Conference and featuring ruminations on language, imaging and the politicized body. After the performance, members attended our panel discussion, Writing from Within, featuring some of Toronto’s most dynamic journalistic voices in a conversation about navigating media landscapes, preserving integrity and doing what you love for people you hate. Piola sponsored and catered the event.