Niagara's ESSENTIAL Theatre

Essential Collective Theatre (ECT) is a non-profit theatre company based in St. Catharines, producing professional Canadian contemporary plays and original works that resonate with Niagara audiences. We create intimate and compelling theatre performances to reflect our region’s unique identity and provoke conversations about our past, present, and future. At the core of ECT’s vision is to develop and enrich Niagara’s performing arts community in the spirit of artistic collaboration.

Women of Resilience

      In September 2020, ECT started production on a documentary film creation based on our beloved Senior Stories project. Directed by Egyptian-Canadian filmmaker, Roselyn Kelada-SedraWomen of Resilience features the stories of some remarkable older women of Niagara. Approximately 45 minutes in length, the film highlights four senior women from diverse backgrounds with the themes of regeneration through connection.