WINNER: Jessie Richardson Award
(with Brian Johnson)

Richard II

Arts Club Theatre and Electric Company,
Stanley Theatre – Vancouver, 2010

Directed by Kim Collier
Production Designer:  David Roberts
Director of Photography:  Brian Johnson
Costume Designer:  Nancy Bryant
Stage Lighting Designer:  Alan Brodie
Composer:  Peter Allen
Sound Design /
Re-recording Mixer:  Miguel Nunes
Film Editor:  Alex Craig
Video Design: 
Michael Sider

Cast:  David Adams, Scott Bellis,
Craig Erickson,
Hiro Kanagawa,
Tom McBeath,
Laura Mennell,
Dawn Petten,
Gerard Plunkett,
James Fagan Tait, Jonathon Young

Stage Management: 
Jan Hodgson,
Jennifer Swan

Photos by David Cooper Photography

“TEAR THE CURTAIN” RIPS IT UP
Tear the Curtainis a spellbinding play, or rather an interplay between staged and filmed action. The multiple uses of colour are especially impressive. This is because the filmed sections are recorded on a Red One high-resolution digital camera (I don’t know from cameras, but apparently the images from a Red One are ultra-detailed). When you couple this with the steamy noir atmosphere that Lighting Designer Alan Brodie has created, the effect is other-worldly.”
- Jill M., www.geist.com, September 29, 2010

TEAR THE CURTAIN! ONE OF THIS SEASON’S MOST AMBITIOUS PROJECTS
“Every element of the physical mounting is perfect, including David Roberts’ knockout of a production design, director of photography Brian Johnson’s filmic images, Nancy Bryant’s late-’20s costumes, Peter Allen’s music, and Alan Brodie’s dreamlike lighting.
- Colin Thomas, www.straight.com, September 17, 2010

A MIND-BLOWING EXAMINATION OF ART. . .  ARTS CLUB SEASON OPENER IS BOTH DEEPLY MEANINGFUL AND BROADLY ENTERTAINING
“The cast is uniformly superb, easily able to play both stage and screen scenes. On a David Roberts set filled with stage elements that instantly yield in a wealth of ways to provide surfaces for a wide variety of film segments, Nancy Bryant's accurate period costumes, Alan Brodie's beautifully moody stage lighting and Peter Allen's haunting score for this movie made real are all delicious icing on a
many-layered cake of creative delights.”
- Peter Birnie, www.vancouversun.com, September 17, 2010

STAGE MEETS SCREEN IN ‘TEAR THE CURTAIN!’
“What’s striking overall is the sheer audacity of the production. The feeling is that a show this fine-tuned would not seem out of place in a great stage centre like New York — which is saying something, considering how intimately tied it is to Vancouver and the Stanley Theatre, specifically.

Tear the Curtain! may not be the best production of the year, nor even Electric Company’s best work, but it’s certainly the most ambitious. Not seeing it is to miss out on a grand experiment.”
- Steven Schelling, www.westender.com, September 27, 2010