Stickboy, An Opera in Three Acts
Music composed by Neil Weisensel
Libretto by Shane Koyczan, based on his book, Stickboy

Late last year, Shane Koyczan and Vancouver Opera asked if we'd like to partner on a brand new opera. We had never worked with projections, long-form animation, or live performance (not to mention opera!) before, so of course we said: yes please!

Ten months later, our work is being projected over three massive screens, illustrating over 40 background settings and dark inner-workings of the main character in a 2-hour long stage performance called Stickboy.


A collaboration with Shane Koyzcan and Vancouver Opera
Creative Direction: Leah Nelson, Jorge Canedo Estrada & Henrique Barone
Producer: Teresa Toews
Art Direction: Jorge Canedo Estrada
Concept and Storyboard: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone & Leah Nelson with help from Rachel Peake & Shane Koyzcan
Design: Henrique Barone, Lucas Brooking, Jorge Canedo Estrada, Gergely Wootsch & Shawn Hight

Animation: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Marisabel Fernandez

Animation Montage:
Voiceover: Shane Koyczan
Music: Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Edit: Jorge Canedo Estrada