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Studio 180 has replaced hard copy newsletters with our 180 INSIDER – a new digital communications program for donors. When you become a Studio 180 donor, you’re automatically enrolled in the program and you’ll receive artist features, videos and organizational updates throughout the year, directly to your inbox, giving you the inside track on our creative process. Check out recent 180 INSIDER communications and old newsletter issues below.


180 INSIDER communications




Newsletters

Newsletter Issue 15: May 2016


Download Studio 180’s newsletterIt’s GROWING SEASON: Looking back and looking forward.

What’s inside?

FEATURE: “Remembering YOU WILL REMEMBER ME”

In April, Studio 180 wrapped up its first partnership with Tarragon Theatre as our co‐production of François Archambault’s You Will Remember Me, translated by Bobby Theodore, came to a close. We asked a few people to tell us, “What’s your favourite memory from You Will Remember Me?”…

Plus:

  • BACK TO THE 80s
  • Studio 180 IN CLASS Alumni Group
  • Announcing Studio 180 Theatre’s 2016/17 Season
  • News from the Classroom
  • Development Corner


Newsletter Issue 14: December 2015


Download Studio 180’s newsletterThe SYNERGY issue: IN DEVELOPMENT meets IN CLASS.

What’s inside?

Newsletter Issue 14FEATURE: “Studio 180 IN SYNERGY”

You can’t plan synergy. You can anticipate things working well together, but alchemy is an outcome, not a strategy. I’d like to say we saw it all coming, but we didn’t…

Plus:

  • You Will Remember Me
  • “I Resolve!”
  • Farewell Kesta, Welcome Laura!
  • Development Corner


Newsletter Issue 13: June 2015


Download Studio 180’s newsletterOn being proudly Canadian, and adapting a novel to the stage.

What’s inside?

Margaret: Illustration by Seth, from David Rakoff’s LOVE, DISHONOR...FEATURE: “My First Time”

I still remember my first time. It was on the Grand Staircase at the glorious Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. This opulent and rather public echo chamber may not have been the wisest place to let loose my voluble enthusiasm – but I couldn’t help myself. Smartly attired in my usher’s garb, perched on a marble step by the Elgin’s mezzanine doors (inexplicably referred to as “the F2 position”) I poured over “Extraordinary Alien,” an essay from David Rakoff’s Fraud, and read…

Plus:

  • Seth, Tom and the IFOA
  • When the CAT’s Away
  • What’s Next
  • Development Corner
  • Scenes from IN CLASS


Newsletter Issue 12: October 2014


Download Studio 180’s newsletterHow do you sell out, without selling out?

What’s inside?

NSFW magazine stackFEATURE: “Achieving Integrity: You’ll Never Have to Fake It Again”

In NSFW, Jessica Greenberg plays Charlotte – a smart, well-educated, early career journalist who, after years of suffering the indignities of unpaid internships in a competitive job market, is grateful to finally land a gig. Even if it has to be at Doghouse

Plus:

  • Nov 18 Panel
  • When the CAT’s Away
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Getting on Board (Education News)
  • Development Corner


Newsletter Issue 11: June 2014


Download Studio 180’s newsletterAll about Giving Voice.

What’s inside?

Studio 180’s production of COCKFEATURE: “Actually, We’d Love to Hear What YOU Think…”

The above title echoes a common response from actors during talkbacks for STUDIO 180 productions and, while it may come off as an evasion, it’s really an attempt at empowerment. It’s the only reasonable response to a query that seeks a definitive truth in a medium so subjective and open to interpretation…

Plus:

  • On the Move
  • Alumni Spotlight: Paul Dunn
  • Theatre Creators’ Reserve
  • Speaking up IN CLASS
  • Thanks for Giving Voice


Newsletter Issue 10: November 2013


Download Studio 180’s newsletterFocusing in on God of Carnage and family.

What’s inside?

Studio 180 Newsletter, Issue 10: November 2013FEATURE: “Where Are Your Manners?”

Reveling in the razor-thin divide between civility and savagery, Yasmina Reza’s play invites questions about how we misplace our manners where our offspring are concerned – so we asked our creative team if they’ve ever doffed civility in the name of family…

Plus:

  • God of Carnage: Tale of the Tape
  • Cock: Tale of the Tape
  • Alumni Spotlight: Mark Uhre
  • Studio 180 IN CLASS
  • Give Back through Studio 180


Newsletter Issue 9: May 2013


Download Studio 180’s newsletterAll about our 10th anniversary Laramie reading and the symbiosis of support.

What’s inside?

Studio 180 newsletter, Issue 9: May 2013FEATURE: “Not Just a One-Night Stand”

We admit it. We had a one-night stand. But it’s not what you think. It wasn’t a tawdry attempt to find fleeting passion in the arms of a stranger. It was an intimate evening shared with over 50 of our partners past and present, watched by a few hundred of our closest friends…

Plus:

  • Welcome & Message from Byron
  • Theatre Creators’ Reserve
  • Audience Corner
  • Studio 180 IN CLASS
  • The 2013/14 Season


Newsletter Issue 8: October 2012


Download Studio 180’s newsletterCelebrating 10 years of Studio 180 and The Normal Heart.

What’s inside?

Studio 180 Newsletter, Issue 8: October 2012FEATURE: “The Normal Heart, Then and Now”

We took a moment to talk about the potent effect of The Normal Heart, past and present, with Ed Jackson and Stewart Arnott, two individuals with informed perspectives on the play and the crisis that prompted it…


Plus:

  • Thank you Rick! Welcome Colleen!
  • Audience Corner


Newsletter Issue 7: March 2012


Download Studio 180’s newsletterThe art of provocation and Clybourne Park scribe Bruce Norris.

What’s inside?

Studio 180 Newsletter, Issue 7: March 2012FEATURE: “Bruce Norris: Provocateur”

“I don’t ever think to myself, ‘well today I’m going to write a satire,’” confides Bruce Norris early in our conversation… And while one can’t argue with the playwright’s assertion, it’s equally difficult to dispute that with Clybourne Park Norris has cemented his status as one of the most potent satirical voices of our time…


Plus:

  • Best of 2011
  • Theatre Creators’ Reserve
  • Audience Corner
  • Join the Party
  • STUDIO 180 IN CLASS


Newsletter Issue 6: October 2011


Download Studio 180’s newsletterThe education issue: itching to learn during The Normal Heart 2011.

What’s inside?

Studio 180 Newsletter, Issue 6: October 2011FEATURE: “We’re Learning All the Time”

In many ways, we work to enhance our audience’s understanding of the plays we choose – through outreach activities like lobby displays, pre-show chats, talkbacks, study guides, in‐class workshops with students and, new for The Normal Heart, panel discussions – and this work always furthers our own education. Core Artistic Team (CAT) member Mark McGrinder asked fellow CAT member Jessica Greenberg to talk about how…


Plus:

  • Free Panel Discussions
  • Panellist Spotlights
  • Audience Corner
  • Clybourne Park
  • Reaching into Classrooms


Newsletter Issue 5: June 2011


Download Studio 180’s newsletterImmediacy and universality: Ryan Craig on creating an “English version” of Our Class.

What’s inside?

Studio 180 Newsletter, Issue 5: June 2011FEATURE: “Ryan Craig on Our Class

While we didn’t have a chance to meet Ryan Craig in person, we did chat with him during rehearsals about his role in the process and what it meant to create an “English version” of this powerful Polish script. Here’s a playwright’s perspective on the dark chapter of history explored in the play, and some insight into how Our Class made its way to the English stage…


Plus:

  • Parade Wrap-up
  • Theatre Creators’ Reserve
  • In Development
  • Our Class, Take 2… An Aside
  • Reaching into Classrooms
  • Audience Corner
  • 2011/12 Sneak Peak


Newsletter Issue 4: October 2010


Download Studio 180’s newsletterHistory on stage – stories of frailty and greatness in Parade and Our Class.

What’s inside?

Poster image from PARADEFEATURE: “First up, a Musical”

In 2007, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown returned to their award-winning Broadway musical Parade, crafting a startlingly intimate revision that debuted at London’s Donmar Warehouse. In 2010/11, Studio 180 and Acting Up Stage will present its much-anticipated Canadian premiere. We asked Studio 180 Artistic Director Joel Greenberg (JG), Acting Up Stage Artistic Producer Mitchell Marcus (MM) and Parade’s Musical Director Paul Sportelli (PS) about the challenges of the show and why they took on the project…


Plus:

  • Audience Corner
  • 2010/11 Season: Parade
  • 2010/11 Season: Our Class
  • Theatre Creators’ Reserve
  • Reaching into Classrooms


Newsletter Issue 3: January 2010


Download Studio 180’s newsletterReturning to Stuff Happens and Laramie while looking forward to The Overwhelming – in venues big and small.

What’s inside?

Stuff-Happens-2009-royal-alex-close-newsletterFEATURE: “Connecting with Our Audiences, Large and Small”

On the surface they couldn’t be more different… One a makeshift space in the 85-seat back room of a character-filled downtown bar, the other a gilded, historic, 1,500-seat monument to our city’s storied theatrical past. Bread & Circus and the Royal Alexandra Theatre are seldom mentioned in the same breath, yet each played a major role in 2009, allowing Studio 180 to revisit two of the most galvanizing works in our history: The Laramie Project and Stuff Happens


Plus:

  • An Overwhelming Opportunity for Community
    Help in the Rehearsal Hall
    The Men Who Killed Me
    – Portraits by Samer Muscati
    Partnering with BMO and Dignitas International
  • Audience Corner
  • Marlene’s Silver Ticket
  • Thanks to Doug McCullough
  • Laramie Epilogue
  • Reaching into Classrooms


Newsletter Issue 2: July 2009


Download Studio 180’s newsletterA look at the partnerships that have nurtured Studio 180 Theatre.

What’s inside?

Jessica Greenberg and Hardee T. Lineham in BLACKBIRDFEATURE: “Partnerships”

Lights up. Two people stare at one another across a cluttered room. Silence. A collective intake of breath, and then… the journey begins. The opening moments of Studio 180’s compelling 2009 production of Blackbird seem an apt starting point for a discussion about partnerships…


Plus:

  • 2009/10 Season
    Stuff Happens
    The Overwhelming
  • Behind Our Design
  • What Others Have to Say
  • 2008/09 In Review


Newsletter Issue 1: September 2008


Download Studio 180’s newsletterAbout us, and about Stuff Happens.

What’s inside?

STUFF HAPPENS ensemble 2008FEATURE: “Stuff Happens Hits Big”

Our Canadian premiere of Stuff Happens, by David Hare, earned some of the best reviews of the season and played to 95% capacity! It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago staging Stuff Happens was little more than a romantic notion. We were aware of the award-winning London and New York productions and the documentary form of storytelling was right up our proverbial alley, but the scope of the project seemed prohibitive…


Plus:

  • About Us
  • Our Timeline
  • Fall 2008: Offensive Shadows
  • In Development: Conviction
  • Spring 2009: Blackbird