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The Resistible Rise of Kevin

A quick walk through the mall leads me to wonder, did Back-to-School sales always start so early? It feels like the school year just ended and yet the shelves are filled with protractors, compasses and myriad other items I haven’t …

To Love And Not Dishonour

Development has begun in earnest on Studio 180’s adaptation of David Rakoff’s poetic masterpiece Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish. Core Artistic Team member Mark McGrinder, who serves as Director and co-adaptor of the piece, took a moment to wax …

Meet the NSFW Company: James Graham

Next up in our NSFW profiles is James Graham, who plays Rupert, a study in privilege and provocation. Studio 180: What have you been up to lately? James Graham: I have been very fortunate this year (only my second since …

Meet The NSFW Company: Susan Coyne

Next up in our Meet The Company profiles is actor and writer Susan Coyne, our Miranda and one of the brilliant minds behind the beloved, theatre-centric television series Slings and Arrows. Here Susan lets us in on her character in

That’s So Raven

There’s a statement we often present to students taking part in our Studio 180 IN CLASS workshops, asking them to respond by placing themselves on a spectrum between “strongly agree” and “strongly disagree.” It’s a very simple statement but it …

Sport, Play and Modern Mythmaking

“They’re called plays!” It’s a phrase I’ve heard bandied about when folks get a little serious in their contemplation of a particular piece of theatre. It’s a glib comment, meant to diffuse the tension of a given moment but it’s …

Robin Williams and the Addictions of the Artist

  Almost as striking as Robin Williams’ passing, is the magnitude of grief being shared online in response to this shocking news. I find it easy to be cynical about the increasing need to publicly share the depth of one’s …

Your Browser is No Longer Supported – Theatrebooks and the End of an Era in Toronto

Working with anyone on a daily basis, you become accustomed to their various conversational idiosyncrasies. When you work with Studio 180 Artistic Director Joel Greenberg, you notice very quickly, that a great number of his conversations begin with the phrase …

Mooning Over Technology

The narrative anchor of Sunday night’s Mad Men finale was the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, a seminal technological achievement that united the world in a collective sense of awe and wonder. And at the heart of that …

A Slippery Slope

I have a garage. I use it all the time. Don’t even think about it. At least I didn’t until this weekend. As nature coated our world in half an inch of icy splendour, as I watched tires spin and …