Venue:  MIWSFPA
Time:  Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Saturday 10pm-12am; Sunday 2pm-4pm
Category:  RHIZOMES
City of Origin:  St. Catharines, ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass
Websitewww.ectheatre.ca

Snapshot:

Stan Rogal’s adaptation of the short story L’Lapse by Donald Bartheleme is an absurdist criticism of criticism and of pretentious art.

About:

ECT has been producing in the Niagara area for over 15 years. Some highlights of past productions at the Courthouse Theatre include: She’s Mine, White Crow, 17.5, Hard Times, The Valley and Wings of Wax. ECT also develops and showcases the work of Niagara playwrights annually. The 11th Annual Wine & Reading event takes place this year at Hernder Estate Winery on May 26th. Last summer, ECT launched their very successful Senior Stories program in which post-secondary drama students gathered stories from Niagara area seniors to create an original piece of theatre which then toured to long-term care homes.

Artists:

Monica Dufault (Facilitator) is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. She has performed with many companies, including the Shaw Festival and Carousel Players. She is the Artistic Director of Essential Collective Theatre, where she has directed Falling: A Wake, Wings of Wax, The Valley, White Crow, Luck and She’s Mine.

Kevin Hobbs (Facilitator)

Stan Rogal (Playwrite, based on the short story by Donald Bartheleme)