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Essential Collective Theatre Company

Artistic Director: Stephanie Jones

Artistic Producer: Jason Cadieux

Before incorporating as a not-for-profit in 2006, ECT operated as a partnership between founders Jason Cadieux and Stephanie Jones (1998 to 2005). Under the name “The Essential Players” the co-founders mounted three productions collaborating with a variety of theatre practitioners including Carol Bolt (One Night Stand), Michael Healey (Scenic View) and Sarah Stanley (17.5). These projects and the artists who worked on them were extremely influential in the formation of our current mandate to create original works and present contemporary Canadian playwrights.

Upon incorporating in 2006 the company changed its name to the Essential Collective Theatre. Since then the company has continued to produce one to two full productions per year, as well as hosting the Wine & Reading Series which features works in progress by local theatre artists

ECT Mandate

The Essential Collective Theatre is a private not-for-profit corporation that exists to serve Canadian theatre playwrights and artists by:



Produced by Essential Collective Theatre Company

Hard Ways August 3rd, 2007 – August 9th, 2007

Current Staff

Stephanie Jones Artistic Director
Jason Cadieux Artistic Producer