2015/2016 Season

Falling: A Wake Written by Gary Kirkham Directed by Monica Dufault One starry night the body of a young man, still strapped into his airplane seat, falls from the sky into the yard of Harold and Elsie's chicken farm. A haunting and surprisingly funny Read more

Playwriting for Youth - Taking the Stage

Our first year of Playwriting for Youth - Taking the Stage was a great success! We are looking forward to developing this program even more in the future. Congratulations to our budding playwrights, Kaye Chang, Ben Tuck, Abby Palmer and Read more

ECT's Essential Evolution Campaign - THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions to the campaign! 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 Read more

Senior Stories – Songs of Our Youth

It is with great delight that ECT invites you to attend one of our public performances of Senior Stories – Songs of Our Youth, an original play based on stories told by older adults from across the Niagara Region.


Senior Stories is a region-wide intergenerational arts project that was developed to give voice to older adults in the Niagara Region, and at the same time, offer emerging young theatre artists an opportunity to apply their training in a real world theatre situation. We conducted over 60 interviews with senior citizens all across the region and under the direction of ECT’s Artistic Director, Monica Dufault, with the support of Production Coordinator, Kate Leathers, our young actors have brought the project to life in an original musical play. Senior Stories – Songs of Our Youth is set to tour in long-term care facilities, older adult centres, libraries, and community centres throughout the region. ALL PERFORMANCES OFFER FREE ADMISSION.

Public Performances


June 25, 2015  at 7pm | Doors Open at 6:30pm

Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre, 101 King St., St. Catharines


June 26, 2015 at 2pm 

Thorold Community Activities Group, 131 Richmond St., Thorold


July 3, 2015 at 2pm 

Wainfleet Township Library (Firehall), 31909 Park St., Wainfleet


July 7, 2015 at 10am

Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre, 80 Dunlop Dr., St. Catharines


Would you like to attend a performance with a loved one in a long-term care facility or older adult centre? Give us a call! We have over 30 performances scheduled across the Niagara Region.  905-684-6255


“What wonderful opportunities for both students and seniors. Amazing community engagement!”


“Performers were great! Loved the music and hearing the residents laugh as they related to the stories.” — NORTHLAND POINTE

“Wonderful show. Reminds us of all the value and knowledge in our seniors. Stimulating for seniors to witness a time that was theirs and show that it is not forgotten.” — THOROLD COMMUNITY CENTRE

“I can anticipate a Part 2/Part 3/Part 4…great way to connect youth and seniors and beneficial to ALL! Loved the show. My most favourite ECT production so far!” — SULLIVAN MAHONEY COURTHOUSE THEATRE

“This show brought joy to my heart.” — PORT DALHOUSIE OLDER ADULT CENTRE