Rumble Day at the Races

September 25, 2016, 1pm to 5pm
Hastings Racecourse, 188 North Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC


Join us for an afternoon of racing fun!

On Sunday, September 25 we’ll be at Hastings Racecourse to host a Community Day at the Track. Come by for a drink or stay for the session. Bet on the horses or just enjoy the company. We’ll be in the marquee with food, friends, a bar, and a silent auction.

Admission is $10, or $25 for admission plus lunch. Buy your tickets today at Eventbrite.

Cat Jockeys


Living Room – Festivals: So Many, So Awesome

September 26, 2016, 7pm to 9pm
PL1422 Studio, 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC

FREE admission

Calling all Emerging Artists: It’s time for our first Living Room of the season!

Cats for the Living RoomAnd this session is going to focus on festivals: How do they contribute to the theatre community? What is involved in producing one? What kind of theatre works in different festivals? How can they inspire you?

Our guests David Jordan (Executive Director of the Vancouver Fringe Festival) and Joyce Rosario (Associate Curator of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival) will talk about their respective festivals: how they’re built, how they work, and how you can engage with them. Marie Farsi, freelance director and co-AD of Babelle Theatre, will moderate the conversation.

David Jordan
David JordanDavid was born and raised in Prince George. Not being very proficient at hockey, he turned to theatre. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Drama for Human Development from Concordia University in Montreal and a Master’s degree in Directing from Ohio University. He has worked at the Vancouver Fringe since moving to Vancouver in 2004, and has been the Executive Director since 2006. He has served as the President of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals since 2010. He has been involved in Executive Director education programs at Vantage Point as a participant and mentor. He has served on arts council juries and currently serves on the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the Vancouver Foundation. He is passionate about the Fringe vision of “Theatre for Everyone”: accessibility for artists and audience alike. He lives in East Vancouver with his wife Bethan and their children Owen, Max and Jasper.

Joyce Rosario
Joyce RosarioAt PuSh:
Joyce has been the Associate Curator since 2013. She and Artistic & Executive Director, Norman Armour, collaborate on all aspects of programming: seeing work, choosing shows, developing partnerships (local, national, and international), staying in touch with artists and following what they are working on, and lots and lots of travelling. Before PuSh: She has spent most of her professional career working in the dance milieu, at the same time as developing a practice in performing arts curation. She led organizations such as New Works and Made in BC—Dance on Tour. She’s a graduate of UBC’s Theatre Production/Design program, and was once nominated for a Jessie Award in costume design. Outside of PuSh: She dabbles in textile-related crafts, and spends time with all the people she misses when she’s travelling!

Marie Farsi
Marie FarsiAs a theatre director and creator, Marie trained across the globe to study Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold in Perugia (Italy), Jingju, an acrobatic form of Chinese Opera at the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing, and more recently Wayang Kulit, the traditional Balinese shadow puppetry. Recent directing credits include Movements 1&2 (Babelle Theatre); Rivulets: 3 short plays about a flood (Babelle Theatre/2016 Jessie Richardson Award nominee for Outstanding Direction and Production); Seabird is in a Happy Place (Winner of the 40th Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival/NYC); John & Beatrice, produced both in English and in French (Vortex Theatre); and The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide (Tremors Festival/Rumble Theatre). She was also the recipient of the 2015 Prix Power Corporation du Canada as an emerging Franco-Canadian theatre artist. Marie graduated with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University.


For the full season of Living Room programming, click here.

The Living Room is a mixer-slash-mingler-slash-meeting for emerging artists to hear from established artists on topics that are important to our theatre community. Connect, network, and share news in a casual and fun environment. Rumble Theatre invites all artists who self-identify as “emerging” to join us for these fun and stimulating evenings of conversation and community building. Each event centres on a specific theme.

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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