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On February 25, Studio 180 Celebrated Its 10th Anniversary

ONE NIGHT ONLY

A STAGED READING
DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg and Mark McGrinder
FEATURING Over 50 artists
from Studio 180 productions past and present

Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 7PM
With a post-show party at
Fire on the East Side restaurant (6 Gloucester Street)

Panasonic Theatre
651 Yonge Street, Toronto

ALSO CHECK OUT: Mark’s blog post about the event.


More about the event

Studio 180 Theatre is 10 years old!

Our team, a company of over 50 Studio 180 alumni, and more than 400 supporters came together for this very special one-night-only event featuring the play that started it all. Many thanks to those who came out to show their support, to the friends and colleagues who extended their congratulations and kudos, and to the many Board members, producing partners, funders, artists, volunteers, staff and audience members who have made our 10-year history possible.

Why did we celebrate by reading The Laramie Project? Developed after the murder of openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in 1998, the play gives voice to the real-life testimony of more than 50 residents of Laramie, Wyoming, as they struggle to come to terms with the event and the questions raised in the wake of violence.

In 2003, Studio 180 burst onto the Toronto theatre scene with the Canadian premiere of this internationally acclaimed drama – a piece that is widely recognized as one of the most socially important plays in recent memory, and among the most influential works of documentary theatre ever.

Based on the success of this inaugural venture, we remounted our production of Laramie the following year, for a sold-out run at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Since then, we have never looked back, and Studio 180 has enjoyed a decade of successes, introducing Toronto audiences to provocative and engaging plays, mounting 14 more productions, and emerging as one of the city’s foremost independent theatre companies.

On February 25, 2013, we marked our 10th Anniversary with this significant play, and with many of our alumni – from members of our ensembles and creative teams to former staff.


THE LARAMIE PROJECT: A READING

WRITTEN BY

Moisés Kaufman
and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

DIRECTED BY

Joel Greenberg • Mark McGrinder

DESIGN TEAM

Michael Gianfrancesco • Michael Laird • Chris Prideaux • Kimberly Purtell • Lyon Smith • John Thompson

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Sarah Bustard • Liz Campbell • Robert Harding

FEATURING

Byron Abalos • Denise Anderson • Dorothy Atabong • Daniel Bennett • Richard Binsley • John Bourgeois • Mark Crawford • Paul Dunn • Audrey Dwyer • Paul Essiembre • Neil Foster • David Fox • Kesta Graham • Jessica Greenberg • Joel Greenberg • Deborah Grover • Martin Happer • Sarite Harris • Daren A. Herbert • Marvin Hinz • Shari Hollett • Ryan Hollyman • Jeff Irving • Sam Kalilieh • Ryan Kelly • Andrew Kushnir • Anthony Lemke • Jeff Lillico •  Mark McGrinder • Karim Morgan • Bridget Norris-Jones • Sarah Orenstein • Kimwun Perehinec • Alex Poch-Goldin • Kimberly Purtell • Maria Ricossa • Dylan Roberts • Paige Robson-Cramer • Amy Rutherford • Jonathan Seinen • André Sills • Lyon Smith • David Storch • Michael Therriault • Jennifer Villaverde • Jonathan Wilson

EVENT COORDINATION

Byron Abalos