The Living Room – The Many Paths to Artist Training

Monday, Sept 25, 2017, 7pm to 9pm
PL1422, 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC
FREE admission; no advance registration required

Cats for Training LRIt’s our first Living Room session of the season and we’ll be talking all about artist training.

How do we train for a creative profession? Do you even need a degree to be an artist? And how do you keep learning (formally and/or informally) after you’ve started working?

Theatre artists Shawn Macdonald and Donna Soares (who both appeared in our 2015 production of Cock) will tackle this topic for us, while former Rumble Artistic Associate Brian Cochrane serves as moderator for the discussion. (more…)

Call for Submissions: Apprentice Stage Manager

Rumble Theatre is seeking an Apprentice Stage Manager to join the production team of our upcoming fall production, The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius by Colleen Murphy.

This is an exciting, experience-building opportunity to work on one of Rumble’s main stage shows with Stage Manager Jan Hodgson and the rest of our talented cast and crew.

The show runs November 22 to December 3, 2017 at The Cultch. Rehearsals start October 24 in the PL1422 studio. Tech begins at The Cultch on November 19.

If you’re interested in applying for this job opportunity, please e-mail your cover letter and CV to:

Stephen Drover
Artistic Director, Rumble Theatre
sdrover@rumble.org

The submission period is now open. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Rumble Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered. We strongly encourage submissions from individuals who self-identify as being from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Announcing Rumble’s 2017-18 Season

Welcome to Rumble Theatre’s 2017-18 season! This year is one of discovery, as we present a world premiere production by one of Canada’s foremost playwrights and foster up-and-coming theatre artists through our unique mentorship opportunities.

“We’re really inspired by the creative potential that exists when we bring different artists and art forms together,” says Stephen Drover, who comes into his fifth season as Rumble’s Artistic Director. “And this season is all about what can come of making these connections, both for our work on stage and behind the scenes. What happens when Shakespeare, French clowning, and one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights meet? What kind of excitement occurs in a room with some of our most promising young directors and one of the nation’s best directors? And what conversations are had between the emerging artists community and Vancouver’s seasoned pros when pressing topics are brought up? This year we’ll find out.”

Peter Anderson in The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Photo: Tim Matheson.

Peter Anderson in The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Photo: Tim Matheson.

First up is the world premiere production of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius—our commissioned adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus by two-time Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy. An inspired marriage of Shakespearian text, contemporary dialogue, and the French clown technique of bouffon, the show is an utterly unique look at war, rage, grief, and the delicate intersection of the beautiful and the grotesque in our world today. It runs November 22 to December 3, 2017 at The Cultch. (Buy your tickets now for the best seats!)

Weyni Mengesha

Weyni Mengesha, Directors’ Lab 2018 instructor.

Directors’ Lab returns in February 2018 to offer emerging theatre directors the rare opportunity to spend a week learning their craft from a Master Director. Leading this year’s Lab will be Weyni Mengesha, the acclaimed director and dramaturge who guided the smash Canadian theatrical hits ’da Kink in My Hair and Kim’s Convenience. Weyni will also share her knowledge and skills with emerging actors in a one-day Actors’ Workshop that follows Directors’ Lab.

Rounding out the season are our regular mentorship activities and community events. We welcome two Student AmbassadorsOlivia Lang (University of British Columbia) and Shanae Sodhi (Studio 58)—who will serve as liaisons between Rumble and their respective school communities while receiving mentorship from us. The Living Room is back to offer emerging artists an informal space in which they can interact with their peers while learning about a career in theatre from professional artists. The first session is September 25, 2017—please stay tuned for an announcement of upcoming topics and guests. Last but not least, we’ll celebrate the spooky season on October 28, 2017 with our fourth annual Halloween party: The Revenge of the Hot Mess Halloween.

 

For more detail, check out the full Rumble Theatre 2017-18 season announcement.

Board Opportunities Available

Rumble is currently seeking individuals with a passion for great theatre to serve on our Board of Directors. Our current Board is nine members strong, but we have the potential to add a few more folks to the team.

Qualifications include:

  • A cFeline board meetingommitment to the work of Rumble Theatre;
  • Willingness to attend and participate in monthly Board meetings;
  • Attendance at our Annual General Meeting, AGM-apalooza;
  • Serving on either our Board Development (Governance) or Resource Development Committee;
  • Attendance at special events, including productions;
  • Annual financial support of Rumble Theatre, at a level that is comfortable to you.

As part of our ongoing commitment to create an organization that is representative of our Vancouver, we strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented communities.

Time commitment: Approx. 5-10 hours per month

For more information or to apply, please contact Laura Efron, Interim Managing Producer

E-mail: lefron@rumble.org

Phone: 604-662-3395

Or at our office: 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2P7

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