August 11 – 20, 2016
Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC
Rumble Theatre is thrilled to present the 2016 edition of Tremors, our festival of emerging talent. We’ve selected three outstanding scripts (Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Better Angels: A Parable by Andrea Scott, and Bull by Mike Bartlett) and assembled a company of emerging artists to direct, design and perform each show. For two weeks, these three plays will be performed simultaneously in different rooms of the Italian Cultural Centre. It’s like a Cineplex of theatre…with a bar!
Join us for the Tremors Speaker Series! These free talks will take place August 17 (evening) & August 19. See all the details here.
The Tremors shows may contain violence, partial nudity, and potentially disturbing language and content.
Please speak to a Rumble staff member for more information.
THE TREMORS 2016 PLAYS
by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land dives into the lives of two teen girls and explores what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. Spiegel’s play, her first full-length work, was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2015.
Directed by Laura McLean
Featuring Shauna Griffin, Chris Lam, Anais West, Elizabeth Willow, Miriam Barry, Quinn Cartwright, Jenna Mairs, Sachi Nesbit & Raymond Hatton
Set and Costume Design by Sandy Margaret
Lighting Design by Nicole Weismiller
Sound Design by Dylan McNulty
Stage Management by Shila Amin
Assistant Stage Management by Linzi Voth
Better Angels: A Parable
by Andrea Scott
Akosua moves from Ghana to Canada for a better life and finds a special kind of hell tailored just for her. Think slavery is over? Think again, as liars get caught in their own webs. Winner of the 2015 SummerWorks Prize for Production.
Directed by Eleanor Felton
Featuring Britney Buren, Julie Disher & Chris Francisque
Set Design by Sarah Mabberley
Costume Design by Heather Schmit
Lighting Design by Sophie Tang
Sound Design by Karina Pry
Stage Management by Xin Xuan Song
by Mike Bartlett
Audiences get ringside seats as three coworkers fight to keep their jobs. Brutal and hard-hitting, Bull is an unflinching look at a toxic corporate culture from which no one escapes unscathed. Mike Bartlett is the Olivier Award-winning playwright of Cock, which Rumble produced in our 2015-16 season.
Directed by Jamie King
Featuring Pedro Chamale, Vince Leblanc-Beaudoin, Lucy McNulty & Adam Olgui
Set Design by Arlen Kristian Tom
Costume Design by Kaitlin Williams
Lighting Design by Joel Grinke
Sound Design by Ryan Scramstad
Stage Management by Jessica Keenan
Festival Technical Direction by Patsy Tomkins
BOX OFFICE INFO
Evening performances starting at 7pm. Doors at 6pm.
Matinee performances starting at 1pm. Doors at 12pm.
Matinees on Sunday, Aug 14 and Wednesday, Aug 17. No shows on Monday, Aug 15.
There will be two performances of each show per evening, but only one performance of each show at matinees:
Tremors 2016 is made possible with the generous support of The Georgia Straight, RBC Foundation, and The Youssef-Warren Foundation.