In today's Urban Planner: a 10-year celebration of Studio 180's The Laramie Project, Veda Hille at the Music Gallery, and a Julian Richings retrospective.
THEATRE: Studio 180 Theatre was the first company in Canada to produce Tectonic Theatre Project’s The Laramie Project—a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming’s reaction to the killing of Matthew Shepard. In fact, it was Studio 180’s inaugural production. The company has produced nearly a dozen critically acclaimed shows in the ensuing decade. Tonight, nearly 50 theatre artists associated with Studio 180 are taking part in a reading of The Laramie Project, with an anniversary party to follow. Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street), 7 p.m., $25.
MUSIC: Vancouver-based musician Veda Hille has been in Toronto for a while now, for the debut of the musical Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, which she co-created. Tonight, she’s playing a show of her own, accompanied by Barry Mirochnik and a few special guests. The Music Gallery (197 John Street), 8 p.m., $20.
FILM: Character actor Julian Richings is one of the most recognizable screen faces in Canadian television and film, with appearances in over 50 feature films—the majority of them Canadian. Richings has also collaborated on numerous shorts and experimental projects, and he’ll be screening a selection of them tonight, and talking about his experiences collaborating with Canadian filmmakers. Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue), 9 p.m., PWYC.
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