The Full Light of Day

Electric Company Theatre Vancouver
  • Writer Daniel Brooks
  • Director / Dramaturg Kim Collier

Set in Canada’s urban financial centres, The Full Light of Day tells the story of a mother who must contend with her husband’s corrupt legacy before she dies. The play takes place in a world of finance and real estate. It is a story about our cities, about power and about land, and about the things we do in order to flourish, and the drastic steps we sometimes must take in order simply to survive.

The Full Light of Day is a provocative film/theatre experiment for the stage which looks at crucial choices facing Canadians today - how to live, love and die in a world in transition. Bold characters, bracing text, wit, and suspense all mix together in this new script by award-winning artist Daniel Brooks. Celebrated world-wide for his provocative, conceptual, deeply intelligent work, Daniel joins forces with Electric Company Theatre founding artist and award-winning director Kim Collier in this new work for Canadian stages and beyond.

Company

Electric Company Theatre is one of Canada’s leading creators of live theatre, rich in spectacle and adventurous in form, challenging theatrical conventions while preserving a strong sense of story. Electric Company has built a reputation for ground-breaking, ambitious productions.

Creative team

  • Writer Daniel Brooks
  • Director / Dramaturg Kim Collier
  • Dramaturg, VR Film Writer and Editor Kevin Kerr
  • Lighting Design Michael Walton
  • Set Design Julie Fox
  • Original Compositions Peter Allen
  • Director of Photography and Projection Design Brian Johnson
  • Projection Design Jamie Nesbitt
  • Costume Design Nancy Bryant
  • Sound Design Brian Linds
  • Stage Manager Louise Currie
  • Assistant Stage Manager Peter Jotkus
  • Featuring Gabriel Rose, Jim Mezon, Dean Paul Gibson, Haig Sutherland, Jenny Young, Jillian Fargey and Hiro Kanagawa

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $150,000 will augment Electric Company’s creative process by supporting a two-week workshop with the entire creative team and additional rehearsal time.  The investment also facilitates the creation of sophisticated, tourable scenery, and supports the company’s exploration of film/theatre hybrids by enabling a fully resourced film and VR shoot. 

Credits

Development and Producing Partners: National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund, Banff Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Civic Theatres, BMO Financial Group.

Commissioning Partner: National Arts Centre (English Theatre).

Partners in Creation: Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter, Creative BC, University Of Victoria.


Recent updates

January 10, 2019

The Full Light of Day is a cutting-edge, overwhelming tragedy

Daniel Brooks’s The Full Light of Day is a dark tale. Among the most anticipated works of Canadian theatre in 2019, the play had its world premiere at the Vancouver Playhouse on Wednesday. Like many of its characters, it is wildly ambitious. A modern tragedy with classic... Read more

January 8, 2019

Electric Company Theatre draws modern tragedy into The Full Light of Day

The Full Light of Day will rank as one of the most epic-scale plays staged in Vancouver in 2019. Featuring 14 live-streaming cameras and projections, the new Electric Company Theatre production features an all-star cast led by Gabrielle Rose, an array of technologies, and a series... Read more

December 14, 2018

Light Up 2019 with The Full Light of Day

Electric Company Theatre’s new production The Full Light of Day will be on stage at the Vancouver Playhouse from January 7 to 12.  Read the latest about this innovative film/theatre hybrid, and the collection of short films shot in 360° Virtual Reality by Governor-General's award... Read more

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Performance dates

January 9 to 12, 2019:  Premiere at the Vancouver Playhouse (previews January 7 and 8, 2019)

June 7 to 13, 2019:  Bluma Appel Theatre (Toronto) presented by Canadian Stage and Luminato


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