Son of the Hot Mess Halloween

October 29, 2016, starting at 8PM
PL1422, 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC


Vintage HalloweenWe’re doing it again! Come party with the Rumblers as we celebrate Halloween Saturday, October 29.

There will be a cash bar, costume contests, and dancing all night long. Come dressed as a feeling of existential dread over the American election, a Vancouver special, your favourite Taylor Swift song, or whatever else you can dream up!

Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

AGM-apalooza 2016

November 14, 2016 at 7pm
PL1422, 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC

Join Rumble and our friends at Neworld Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Boca del Lupo, Theatre Replacement and The Chop Theatre on Monday, November 14th for this year’s installment of AGM-apalooza.  We’ll be sharing highlights from last year, news from the year to come, and presenting our thrilling financial documents.

The doors at PL1422 open at 6pm. The speedy tag-team AGM begins at 7pm; company-specific breakout sessions will follow. Please join us to vote for our new Board and check out financials while eating snacks with friends.

Admission is $5 at the door, which gets you memberships for all participating companies.

Board Opportunities Available: Chair & Secretary

Rumble is currently seeking two individuals with a passion for great theatre to serve on our Board of Directors. At this time we are specifically looking for applicants with enthusiasm for organization, knowledge of governance, and strong leadership skills as we are seeking our next Board Chair and Secretary.

Qualifications include:

  • A cFeline board meetingommitment to the work of Rumble Theatre;
  • Willingness to attend and participate in monthly Board meetings;
  • Comfort with reviewing monthly and annual financial documents as prepared by our Bookkeeper and our Managing Producer;
  • Attendance at our Annual General Meeting, AGMapalooza;
  • Serving on our Board Development (Governance) 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 Becky Low, Managing Producer


Phone: 604-662-3395

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


To view the full posting, click here: Rumble Theatre Board posting – Sept 2016

Introducing…Rumble’s 2016/17 season

Rumble Theatre is thrilled to announce our stellar line-up of 2016/17 programming. It’s going to be another exciting season (our company’s 26th!) as we shine a spotlight on new talent, new work, and new events.

“For me, creating contemporary theatre means asking, “What’s new?”,” says Stephen Drover, Rumble Theatre’s Artistic Director. “And our work this season very much focuses on expanding horizons. We’re developing an exciting new play with one of my favourite playwrights, we’re building new relationships with a fantastic team of emerging artists, and we’re engaging with the community in new and fun ways.”

Tremors 2016. Design by Kristen Johnson.

Tremors 2016. Design by Kristen Johnson.

We kick things off with Tremors, our biennial festival of emerging talent, which runs August 11 – 20, 2016 at the Italian Cultural Centre. Witness the next generation of theatre makers as they direct, design, stage manage, and perform in productions of three outstanding contemporary scripts (Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Better Angels: A Parable by Andrea Scott, and Bull by Mike Bartlett).

Development continues for Titus Bouffonius, our commission-in-progress by acclaimed playwright Colleen Murphy. Adapted from Shakespeare’s bloody and brutal Titus Andronicus, and brilliantly updated using contemporary dialogue and the French clown technique of bouffon, Titus Bouffonius is an utterly unique look at war, rage, grief, and the delicate intersection of the beautiful and the grotesque. A workshop and staged reading are scheduled for Spring 2017.

Our popular mentorship activities are also on the calendar. Held four times per year, the Living Room series brings emerging artists together for a casual mixer-mingler-meeting where they can interact with their peers while also learning about a career in theatre from professional artists. Stay tuned for an announcement of upcoming Living Room dates, topics, and guest artists, as well as for the appointment of our Student Ambassadors.

Finally, we’ve got several community events on-tap to complement our regular programming. Rumble will be at Hastings Racecourse on September 25 for a Day at the Track. Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun, family-friendly afternoon at the races. Then there’s our third annual Hot Mess Halloween party on October 29—start planning your costumes now! And in November we’ll be hosting a free movie screening of Julie Taymor’s Titus, which stars Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins. After the screening there will be an opportunity to discuss Shakespeare’s original work, Taymor’s film adaptation, and Rumble’s current commissioned adaptation, Titus Bouffonius.

For more details, click on the link to download Rumble Theatre’s 2016/17 season announcement.

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