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Studio 180’s Neighbourhood BLOCK PARTY – April 20, 2012

Our “Block Party” event on APRIL 20, 2012, was a neighbourhood-themed party in support of Studio 180. Simply by buying tickets and joining us to celebrate after the evening’s performance of Clybourne Park, many audience members made a much appreciated contribution to Studio 180’s future …

Studio 180 Announces 2011/12 Theatre Creators’ Reserve Recommendations

Studio 180 is pleased to announce our 2011/12 recommendations for the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program, which assists artists and collectives in their efforts to develop new work …

Studio 180 Participates in STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE NATIONAL EVENT

On November 7, 2011, participating theatres across North America and beyond simultaneously presented their own one-night-only readings of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a collection of short plays by some of America’s most illustrious playwrights, to raise awareness in support of marriage equality …

Studio 180 Presents Free Panel Discussions During THE NORMAL HEART (2011)

Studio 180 invites you to join us for our newest community outreach activity: a pair of panel discussions inspired by The Normal Heart. Participate in a moderated dialogue about current and local HIV/AIDS issues and meet some of Toronto’s leaders in community organizing, service and advocacy …

Studio 180 Joins the Theatre Community in Support of SummerWorks

Studio 180 is pleased to announce that we’ve added our name to the growing list of Canadian theatres banding together to support the SummerWorks Theatre Festival in the face of a recent massive cut to the organization’s funding. We’re fully aware of the Festival’s invaluable role in developing new work given our own experience with Paul Dunn’s Offensive Shadows, which had its world premiere at SummerWorks in 2007 and went on to a full production at the Tarragon Theatre in 2008, and we’re delighted that so many theatres around the country are coming together to offer their support …

OUR CLASS Awarded Poland’s Top Literary Prize

Our Class was recently in the news on www.thenews.pl after winning the 2010 NIKE Award, the first time this prestigious literary award, established in 1997, has gone to a play …

Samer Muscati’s Images on Display During THE OVERWHELMING

During the run of The Overwhelming (March 8 to April 3, 2010), to encourage a connection to the Rwanda of today we displayed photographs by Samer Muscati from the book The Men Who Killed Me, by Anne-Marie de Brouwer and Sandra Chu …

Studio 180 Announces 2009/10 Theatre Creators’ Reserve Recommendations

Studio 180 is pleased to announce our 2009/10 recommendations for the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program, which assists artists or collectives as they develop new work …

Studio 180 Partners with BMO Financial Group and Dignitas International

Studio 180’s productions often invite opportunities for important partnerships, including our newfound connection – through mutual supporter BMO Financial Group – to Dignitas International, a vital humanitarian organization committed to providing health care for developing communities. On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, BMO will generously host a fundraising gala in shared support of Studio 180 and Dignitas …

Studio 180 Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER in Toronto

Tectonic Theater Project, the creators of the highly acclaimed The Laramie Project, which since 2000 has been one of the most performed plays in North America, will premiere a compelling epilogue to the original piece. Entitled THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER, the play will be performed for one night only on October 12, 2009, in New York at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in Toronto at Bread & Circus in Kensington Market, and in over 120 other theatres across the world …