Casting Announcement: Punk Rock

This spring, the Howland Company will be bringing the Toronto premiere of Punk Rock by English playwright Simon Stephens to Crow’s Theatre’s east-end arts hub Streetcar Crowsnest.

Punk Rock is a vicious and vulnerable journey to the teenager,” says director Gregory Prest, “It’s hormone-fuelled, momentary, embarrassing, privileged, giddy, and transformative.”

The eight-person ensemble will feature Howland Company members Cameron Laurie, Ruth Goodwin, James Graham, Hallie Seline, and Kristen Zaza, who will be joined by three other Toronto performers: Tim Dowler-Coltman, Andrew Pimento, and Sam Kalilieh.

Rounding out the creative team is lighting designer and Howland Company member Jareth Li, set and costume designer Nancy Anne Perrin, sound designer Andy Trithardt with music consulting by Cameron Laurie, and stage manager Hannah MacMillan.

Punk Rock runs March 29 to April 14 at Streetcar Crowsnest and is the first of two major Toronto premieres in the Howland Company’s 2018 season.

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Fun facts! The cast and creative team answer the question:

“What is your most awkward high school memory and what song would underscore it in a movie?

(And two of them have the same song!)