We’ve picked the plays…and now we’ve selected the talented young directors who will helm them. Without further ado, we’d like to introduce Katrina Darychuk, Marie Farsi and Ulla Laidlaw. These three emerging artists will be directing our Tremors shows under the mentorship of Rumble’s Artistic Director Stephen Drover.
KATRINA DARYCHUK — Director, This is War
Katrina is an emerging director and writer. Originally from Vancouver, she graduated from Studio 58 in April and worked at Bard on the Beach as an apprentice director. Katrina spent August travelling in Eastern Europe, meeting lost relatives and learning about the conflict in Ukraine.
She’s thrilled to be directing for Tremors and spending more time with Rumble after serving as a Student Ambassador for the past year. Recent credits include Saudade (Theatre Plexus), Bodybag (Mosaic Theatre), Equivocation (Bard on the Beach) and How Should You Be? (rEvolver Festival).
Katrina also teaches voice for actors at Vancouver Film School. She has completed the National Voice Intensive and has trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Outside of theatre, you will find her walking dogs and cruising with her helmet on.
MARIE FARSI — Director, The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide
Marie is a theatre director, performer and creator based in Vancouver, BC. Her practice is characterized by an international background and training: She is originally from Paris, grew up in Montreal during her teenage years, lived in New Zealand, then moved to beautiful Vancouver. Her love for travelling and theatre truly intersect and have taken her across the globe to study Theatrical Biomechanic of Meyerhold in Perugia (Italy), and more recently, Chinese Opera at the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing.
Marie moved to the West Coast three years ago with the intention to open up to new horizons and discover what was being created in theatre across the country. Since, she has been active in the local theatre community as an emerging theatre artist and an arts administrator. Marie is particularly inspired by the new generation of artists in this city; it enhances her constant desire to create better. She is a graduate of Concordia University with a BFA in Theatre Performance.
ULLA LAIDLAW — Director, Trainspotting
Ulla moved to Vancouver from Toronto in January and is enjoying meeting the wonderful artists based here. Mostly she loves working with independent artists that she meets here and there to bring their vision into being. Ulla trained at the University of Guelph in Theatre and Psychology, but practices in many forms. She has worked as a theatre director (Under the Overpass – InspiraTO festival* audience choice award, Souvenirs of Home – Summerworks Festival, Third Floor Office & the MT Space), as a concept and art director for the season looks for Obsidian Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts, as a dramaturg (The Hunger – Uncanny House) and as a filmmaker. Most recently, she completed a screen adaptation of Under the Overpass. She couldn’t be happier than to be directing Trainspotting, which she would never have picked off the shelf if Stephen hadn’t put it in her hands.