Our Mission

The Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to serve youth, under-represented communities and artists with an emphasis on diversity, by producing innovative and thought-provoking theater both in southeastern Connecticut and Sedona, Arizona.

ETC explores timely themes and issues through new, original works and modern theatrical classics. We develop and nurture both emerging and professional artists, and collaborate with the Emerson College network of alumni and students.

Our goals include reaching youth through educational theatrical programming, supporting local communities by providing free admission to low-income families, and donating profits to humanitarian causes.


Use the exciting, proven learning tool of live theater to engage your students. With Emerson Theater Collaborative, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Charles Dickens step out of books and come to life right in your classrooms or assembly hall. Kids love it and history lessons stick!

Theater Alive!

"ETC proves that the theater experience is alive and well for both audiences and actors, and the performances here consistently demonstrate a need for dialogue and thinking about our place in this world. Thank you, Camilla and team, for your hard work, dedication and positive energy!” Elle J. - Lyricist, Actress and Affirmative Action Officer, New York, NY, and Stonington, CT