Original ETC LoGo (1998-2004)

Original ETC LoGo (1998-2004)

 Tariq Leslie & ELVY Del BIanco (c.1998)

Tariq Leslie & ELVY Del BIanco (c.1998)

ROMANS 2 - Yurij Kis, photo credit - Thorsten Gohl.jpg

Our History

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) first began performing in the late 1990's, in the former chapel of a Victoria, BC church, the idea of two theatre school classmates: Tariq Leslie and Elvy Del Bianco, who trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) together.

Now, some 20 years later, Ensemble theatre is based in Vancouver and run by a management team consisting of Artistic Director, Tariq Leslie, General Manager, Graham Bullen, and our Financial Manager, James Gill and our Ensemble has expanded to include over 30 theatre artists covering many disciplines.

ETC is well-regarded for its choice of heady, intelligent and thoughtful productions, with accolades that included Jessie Award nominations and high praise from our audiences and local critics alike.

Ensemble operates as a non-profit organization and is a registered charity, relying on community support to produce our annual Summer Repertory Festival, our readings and other events each year. We draw a multi-generational audience of nearly 10,000 from the greater Vancouver area, but our impact reaches well beyond this region with several American and European patrons returning each summer.

  The 2013 Ensemble  ( from left to right: Michelle Ferguson, yurij kis, joel garner, rebecca walters, james gill, alison James, Daryl Hutchings, kaz leskard, tariq Leslie, alicia novak, michael smith, stephanie Elgersma, matthew bissett, graham bullen )

The 2013 Ensemble (from left to right: Michelle Ferguson, yurij kis, joel garner, rebecca walters, james gill, alison James, Daryl Hutchings, kaz leskard, tariq Leslie, alicia novak, michael smith, stephanie Elgersma, matthew bissett, graham bullen)

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