BEFORE THE LAST CURTAIN FALLS
THURSDAY | 26 NOVEMBER
RICHARD TOOTSIE DIERICK
Richard Dierick is one of the protagonists who appears in the documentary film, Before the Last Curtain Falls, directed by Thomas Wallner. Richard’s stage career, performing as a travesty artist, spans nearly 40 years - appearing in the theatre from 1971 through to 2009.
The world of entertainment provided Richard with a way of escape and relaxation from his heavy workload and pressures presented by being a nurse at the Queen Paola Children’s Hospital in Antwerp.
The film is an endearing recollection of life as an outsider, a sincere exploration of queer identity, and a stunning celebration of the communion that can be achieved in art. He was pleased to contribute his experience and talent to Gardenia: the icing on his cake.