THE REENA PROJECT was a series of interdisciplinary arts events made in memory of Reena Virk. Outcasts & Angels is a journey through the phat side of teen life in Richmond, BC, in which young people from the community explored the troubling contemporary issues of bullying, violence and discrimination. This roving, site-specific performance began and ended at the Gateway Theatre and travelled to six local sites that have cultural significance to teens in Richmond, BC.


Created and Directed by Elaine Carol
Produced by Jules Rochielle and Elaine Carol
Directorial Support by Jules Rochielle
Written and Choreographed by the Performance Crew: Alexandra Billingham-Tessier, Catherine Chiu, Adam Dunfee, Namrita Hayer, Lecayle Hubert, Bryan Krahn, Kaoru Matsushita, Danielle Ow, Jessica Phillips, Shayne Reilly and Emina Skrijelj with Elaine Carol
Keyboards by Kaoru Matsushita
Flute by Rachel Meloche.
Publicity and photography by Daniel Collins
Production Manager/Technical Director was Brian Heath
Period Piece Costumes designed by Rebekka Sorensen and Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh
Contemporary Costumes designed by Jennifer Kongpreecha
Project Coordination by Louise Croft
Video Documentary of THE REENA PROJECT Produced and directed by Jules Rochielle with the Video Crew
Original composition by Loud
Props designed by Jules Rochielle
Lighting and sound design by Bill Davey and Brian Heath
Shoes by Fluevog Shoes


Vancouver Foundation, National Crime Prevention Centre – Community
Mobilization Program, British Columbia Multiculturalism & Immigration
Anti-Racism Program, B.C. Ministry of the Attorney General – Community
Programs Division, Coast Capital Savings, VanCity – Vancouver City Savings
Credit Union, Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund, Cosmo Plaza/RM Development
Corporation, B.C. Arts Council, The Richmond Foundation, John Fluevog Shoes,
Creo Products Inc., Robson Street TELUS Store, Jules Rochielle, Rebecca
Bishop, Yuki Matsuno, Elaine Carol and Margaret Dragu.


Gateway Theatre, City of Richmond through the Richmond Arts
Centre, Rumble Productions and Richmond Women’s Resource Centre.