Villa Charities Annual Report 2019 - Page 14

VILLA CHARITIES In the News Villa Charities received significant press coverage in 2019, generated mainly by our cultural events and programs. Media Impressions – the number of times content is viewed in newspaper articles, radio and TV segments, blog posts and other media – jumped 333% year over year to 133 million. Among the highlights: “ The Nonna Monologues” Theatre Production: Toronto Star, December 4, 2019 The world premiere production of “The Nonna Monologues,” presented by Villa Charities, was featured in an article by Toronto Star theatre critic Carly Maga. The holiday production, created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale, was praised by audiences who attended sold-out performances at the Columbus Centre. “ For Italian families, Christmastime revolves around one person, a larger-than-life character who has transcended from the everyday into a cultural figure around the world: the Nonna.” —Toronto Star, December 4, 2019 14 | Consolidated Annual Report 2019