ALAN HAWCO was born in Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. He recently starred in the CBC mini-series Above and Beyond and later next year will appear in the Richard Attenborough film Closing the Ring.
Hawco is the founder of his own theatre company, 'The Company Theatre.' In 2005, he proudly starred in the inaugural production of 'Whistle in the Dark,' a very successful show that has been hailed as one of the best shows in recent Toronto theatre history. So much so, that they decided to run it again in 2007 in Newfoundland and Toronto.
Here is a little of what the critics are saying about this version of Whistle in the Dark, playing until April 21st at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. 55 Mill Street. 416 866 8666.
"This is a masterpiece production of a masterpiece play." "...one of the best things ever seen in Toronto." -Robert Cushman, National Post
"Keep audiences on their toes for two hours...The overall effect of the performances, writing and direction proves that this new company is one to welcome with open arms." - Kamal Al-Solaylee, Globe and Mail
"...the most muscular piece of theatre we've seen in Toronto in some time....If you're seeking a play with blood pounding through its veins, you'll find it here."
" (out of 4)" - Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
"...a play and a production that demands to be seen." "5 stars out of 5."-John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun
"Whistle is a disturbing, white-knuckle night at the theatre." - Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine
Allan currently resides in Toronto.
His other credits include:
Theatre: A Whistle in the Dark, 2005 (The Company Theatre); Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks); The Shape of Things (CanStage); Richard in Richard the Third (RCA Theatre); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Centaur Theatre); Macbeth (Festival of Classics); Salt Water Moon (Saidye Bronfman Centre); You Are Here (Theatre Passe Muraille); La Ronde, Present Laughter (Soulpepper Theatre)
Film: Closing the Ring (Dir: Sir Richard Attenborough)
Television: Above and Beyond, H2O, Trojan Horse (CBC), Making Love in Saint Pierre, Eleventh Hour (CTV)