Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble has been in existence for about 15 years. They are dedicated to presenting and promoting Amateur Theatre. They have about 20 active members and another 40 who become active from time to time when they are available.
For the last five years they have tried to present two major productions per year, one in late September, the other in late February. Some of these have been one act plays and some full length plays. ELATE also hosted the QUONTA Drama Festival, a week of plays presented by 5 Theatre groups from different communities. This is a regional Festival that moves from one community to another on a 4 or 5 year schedule.
ELATE holds a series of workshops during the year to train members in the various skills of theatre; acting, directing, stage management, etc.
ELATE Executive 2015-16
President: Luc Morrissette
Vice President: Haley James
Treasurer: Fran Perkins
Secretary: Margaret Thompson
Cooridnator: Lois Turner