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With the great success and wonderful reviews that Senior Stories 2015 and 2016 received, we’ve continued this project in 2017 with the support of the community, and with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

Free Admission

Tuesday, June 6 @ 2pm

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 613

141 Hwy. 20 East

Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

 

Wednesday June 14 @ 2pm

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 393

172 St. Catharines Street

Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

 

Friday, June 16 @ 2:30pm

Dunlop Drive Older Adults’ Centre

80 Dunlop Drive

St. Catharines, ON L2R 1A7

 

Tuesday, June 20 @ 1:30pm

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 350

57 Lakeport Road

Port Dalhousie, ON L2N 4P6

 

Thursday, June 22 @ 2pm

Wainfleet Public Library

31909 Park Street

Wainfleet, ON L0S 1V0

 

Tuesday, June 27 @ 2pm

Port Dalhousie Older Adults’ Centre

19 Brock Street

Port Dalhousie, ON L2N 4T9

 

Tuesday July 4 @ 2:30pm

Niagara Falls History Museum

5810 Ferry Street

Niagara Falls, ON  L2G 1S9

 

Wednesday July 5 @ 10am AND 2pm

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

1932 Welland Canals Parkway

St. Catharines, ON  L2R 7K6

 

Friday, July 7 @ 4pm

Mahtay Café

241 St. Paul Street

St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M7

 

For more information email:

projects@ectheatre.ca

ABOUT THIS THE 2017 SENIOR STORIES COMPANY:

Senior Stories 2017: “Steppin’ Out in Niagara” was created by:

Monica Dufault (Director and Co-creator) – Monica has worked as an actor, playwright and director at large companies and small across Canada. She has directed twelve productions for ECT, and this is her fourth season as Artistic Director of Essential Collective Theatre. Monica also teaches Acting and Scriptwriting in the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University. She is delighted to see ECT’s Senior Stories program continue to flourish, and has enjoyed working with this year’s talented company very much.

Tenja Hagenberg (Music Director / Choreographer) – Tenja is thrilled to be a part of Essential Collective Theatre’s Senior Stories! This is her first credit as a Music Director and Choreographer; her featured past credits include a Guest Entertainer and lead vocalist for Princess Cruises, Charlottetown Festival, Bluewater Playhouse, Theatre Aquarius and an honours graduate of Sheridan College’s music Theatre program. Tenja is very excited to be part of ECT’s 2017/2018 season with her solo show ‘Around The World and Home Again’ at the PAC next April 2018 under the direction of Monica Dufault.

Roberta Doylend (Designer) – An award winning costume designer, Roberta Doylend has designed and built costumes for stage, opera and film from coast to coast, inside a federal penitentiary, and internationally. After many years on Vancouver Island, she relocated to Niagara to join the production team for the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, now in their new building in downtown St Catharines. After over 25 years as an independent designer, she truly enjoys teaching the next generation of theatre technicians.

Genevieve Bain (Stage Manager and Co-Creator) – Genevieve is a graduate from the Brock BA Drama/BEd program, and is thrilled to be a part of Senior Stories. Previous shows with ECT as Assistant Stage Manager / Stage Manager include: The Fighting Days, L’Lapse and POOR. Genevieve is working on a Stage Management apprenticeship with Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Nicola Franco (Performer and Co-Creator) – Nicola Franco is a graduate of the Brock Dramatic Arts program with a concentration in performance. She is thrilled to be a part of this experience that allows her to have meaningful connections with seniors in the local area. She plans to continue working collectively in the theatre community and looks forward to keeping in touch with the seniors involved in this year’s project.

Adam Daniel Koren (Performer and Co-Creator) – Adam Daniel Koren, a Montreal native, is going into his 2nd year at Sheridan College in Music Theatre performance. He has been performing since the age of 6 in both amateur and professional productions. He is extremely grateful to be a part of thjs talented group of people working on such a meaningful project.

Rachel Moore (Performer and Co-Creator) – Rachel is a Toronto based actress, comedian and aspiring playwright. She is currently about to enter her final year of Classical Theatre training at George Brown College. She has also received training at Sheridan College, Humber College, Bad Dog Improv Theatre and LB Acting Studio. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with ECT and the awesome senior community of St. Catharines!

Elizabeth Pereira (Performer and Co-Creator) – Elizabeth Pereira is from Oakville, Ontario and is a recent English and Dramatic Arts graduate of Brock University. This September she will be pursuing her Master’s in English as well as working with Chorus Niagara as a Choral Scholar. She is grateful for this opportunity to connect with seniors and collaborate on such a fun show!

 

Comments from Past Performances:

“What wonderful opportunities for both students and seniors. Amazing community engagement!” — DUNLOP DRIVE OLDER ADULT CENTRE

“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

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