ECT's Essential Evolution Campaign - JOIN NOW!

Be a Part of the Evolution of ECT. The cultural landscape of the Niagara region is changing and so are we. With the opening of the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines, alongside the Marilyn I. Read more

Master Class - Meisner Technique with Stephanie Jones

Join Stephanie Jones, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre’s newest instructor as she introduces you to Sanford Meisner’s renowned technique. Developed to sharpen the actor’s ability to be present, to work off of your partner’s behavior and to exercise Read more

ECT's 10th Annual Wine & Reading: A Celebration of the Arts in Niagara -- GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!

In celebration of the 10th Annual Wine & Reading, ECT is not just celebrating Niagara’s playwrights, but all of Niagara’s arts including singer/songwriters and visual artists as we expand this event to be the biggest and best it has Read more

ECT’s 10th Annual Wine & Reading: A Celebration of the Arts in Niagara — GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!

06.10.14-1In celebration of the 10th Annual Wine & Reading, ECT is not just celebrating Niagara’s playwrights, but all of Niagara’s arts including singer/songwriters and visual artists as we expand this event to be the biggest and best it has ever been.

Join us the evening of Thursday May 21, 2015 at Hernder Estate Wines with an audience of theatre-goers, wine-lovers, members of the arts and business communities, as we showcase visual artists and musicians intertwined between two readings of scripts in progress.

In Real Life by recent Brock grad Collin Glavic focuses on four friends who live together as they go to school, date, play video games, and perhaps know way too much about each others’ lives. It’s a comic, contemporary look at a generation for whom technology is a daily essential of life. The second play, The Gods and Calvin Brewer by Jessica Anderson, reveals the unusual relationship between a mother, who is a professor of Classics obsessed with the Prometheus legend, and her teenage son who tries to keep his mom safe. Elements of Greek tragedy add to this dark comedy set in Kingston, Ontario.

Along with the Play Readings, musical performances and visual art on display, we’ll have nibblies for you to indulge in, a selection of wine & beer from Hernder Estates (cash bar), and the opportunity to enjoy an evening of mingling and networking!

Grab your ticket for $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. BUY NOW!

Wine & Reading, a signature event of ECT’s, aligns with the mandate of the company to support new Niagara play development and mentor local emerging artists. The event is the showcase of two works in progress from emerging Niagara playwrights who have been chosen for the opportunity to have professional actors and dramaturge explore their play, offer feedback in workshops prior to the event night, and then have a segment professionally read to an audience to receive even further feedback as they continue to develop their work.