2015/16 Living Rooms

Are you an emerging artist? Do you want to meet other emerging artists? Hang out? Talk about important stuff? The Living Room is a spiffy get-together that Rumble holds a few times a year where you can do that. We spread out some rugs in our studio, play some music, eat chips and drink cheap beer. We invite a couple of established artists from the professional theatre community to join us, so it’s your chance to get to know them, too! Each night will take on a different topic to learn more about the business and helps us dig deeper into our art. It’s informative, inspiring and fun. You should join us!

September 14

CAEA Membership: what’s up with that?

What is involved in joining Equity? Is it right for you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a member? Will it help your career?

Come hear guest artists: Scott Bellis (accomplished Vancouver actor and CAEA National Councillor) and Maiko Bae Yamamoto (co-artistic director of Theatre Replacement and longtime non-CAEA member) talk about the ins and outs of being both in and out of Canadian Actors Equity Association.

Conversation moderated by Mack Gordon – freelance actor and director.

November 16

Film & Theatre: friends or enemies (or frenemies)?

In Vancouver, should you try to have a career in both? Is one better? How does one serve or affect the other? Do you have to choose?

Guest artists Omari Newton (critically-acclaimed playwright/actor and series regular on Showcase’s “Continuum”) and Jennifer Copping (Leo Award-winning actor and accomplished Vancouver stage actor) will discuss how they have balanced working in both mediums and how it has affected the way they approach their craft.

Conversation moderated by Pippa Mackie – freelance theatre and film actor.

March 21

Running a Company (like a boss!)

Should I form a company? How will I get funding? How is creating work as an artist different than creating work as an artist/administrator/producer?

Seems like nearly everyone has their own company, so let’s talk to a couple of artists who have been at it for a while: Jovanni Sy (Artistic Director at the Richmond Gateway Theatre) and Kendra Fanconi (Artistic Director of The Only Animal).

Conversation moderated by Christine Quintana – Artistic Director of Delinquent Theatre.

May 16

Working Nationally – get outta town!

What’s it like to work outside of Vancouver? Is it different? What does it take to get yourself over the Rockies?

Canada is freaking huge! Does that mean there are more opportunities further east? Come hear guest artists Itai Erdal (lighting designer/performer with experience working nationally and internationally) and Meg Roe (local actor and director who works regularly in Vancouver and across Canada) talk about their experiences working outside Vancouver.

Conversation moderated by Corey Payette – Artistic Director of Urban Ink Productions.




By Mike Bartlett

Oct 29 – Nov 8, 2015
Preview Oct 29 – $10, Opening Oct 30.
Performance WorksGranville Island, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
8pm shows every night, matinees Oct 31, Nov 4 & 7. No shows Nov 2.
Talkbacks: Nov 4 (Matinee), Nov 6 (Evening) & Nov 7 (Matinee)
Tickets available HERE

About the show

John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to keep him. As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and everyone wants to know: Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be? Winner of the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award, Cock brilliantly questions the dual nature of sexuality and the complexities of love in the modern world.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2015/16 Student Ambassadors

Rumble Theatre invites applications from senior-year theatre students (students in the final year of theatre-specialized training at a local post-secondary institution) to participate as Student Ambassadors with Rumble during the 2015/16 season.

Rumble will appoint two motivated and energetic Student Ambassadors. The ambassadors will help build a connection between Rumble and the schools and will enjoy a close relationship with Rumble. They can avail themselves of company resources such as studio / office space and mentorship with Rumble staff. They help us connect with their peers, and we offer them a link to the professional theatre community.

Possible engagement with Rumble could include:
– one-on-one coffee dates with the Rumble team
– help Rumble maintain a connection to the student body
– volunteer at our Hot Mess Halloween Party (Oct 31)
– help run our Living Room events (four throughout the year)
– attend our multi-company AGM-apalooza
– usher/volunteer for our mainstage production of Cock by Mike Bartlett
– attend the first read-thru of Cock and sit-in on rehearsals or
design/ production meetings
– organize a meet-&-greet for final year students and local artistic directors
– attend workshop sessions for our commissioned work-in-progress,
A Wilderness of Tigers

This opportunity is open to all students in the final year of a theatre training program in a post-secondary institution (actors, designers, stage managers, technicians). Ideal candidates will be interested in the work Rumble does and in getting to know the professional theatre community.

Application Requirements
Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent outlining why they are interested in this opportunity and what are their career aspirations. An accompanying CV is an asset. Applications will be assessed – and two ambassadors will be chosen – by Rumble’s Artistic Director Stephen Drover.

Applications will be accepted until Sept 1, 2015 and should be sent to:

Rumble Theatre
attn.: Student Ambassadors
1422 William Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2P7

E-mail applications to:

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