Call for Submissions – Emerging Playwrights

This season Rumble Theatre is thrilled to offer an exciting mentorship opportunity for an emerging playwright.

Playwright Carmen Aguirre

Playwright Carmen Aguirre

The selected emerging playwright will receive season-long mentorship (November 2018 – June 2019) from our playwright-in-residence, acclaimed playwright and author Carmen Aguirre, as they work toward completing the first draft of a new play.

This mentorship includes monthly meetings with Carmen, free entry to Carmen’s playwriting workshop in December 2019, and a commission fee of $1,000.

Emerging Artists: Eligibility

Rumble encourages applications from people who identify emerging or new-career playwrights/creators.

We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

If you have any questions about the application process or your eligibility please email

Submission Procedure

Applicants are asked to submit the following materials, via email:

  • A current CV.
  • A letter of intent that includes (a) the idea for the play you will be writing and (b) why you would like to work with Carmen, and (c) how this mentorship opportunity will benefit your writing career.
  • A three- to ten-page writing sample.

Submissions should be sent to with the subject heading: “Emerging Playwright Submission”.


Call for Submissions – 2018-19 Student Ambassadors

Apply now to be one of Rumble’s Student Ambassadors this season!

Every year, Rumble Theatre mentors students in the final year of their post-secondary professional theatre training as they prepare to enter their independent practice. We offer access to company resources such as studio and/or office space, mentorship in a variety of areas from the Rumble team (Managing Producer Christie Watson, Director of Operations Kellee Ngan, and Artistic Director Jivesh Parasram), opportunities to make connections with working professionals, and invitations to engage in Rumble’s programming (e.g. AGM-apalooza, first read-throughs of our mainstage productions) with the objective of building familiarity and comfort in contemporary independent theatre production.

In exchange, Student Ambassadors will represent Rumble to their student body, bring their fellow students to see our work, volunteer at events, and generally spread the word about Rumble throughout the year. The Student Ambassadors will also help host our Living Room sessions, and produce and present the 48-Hour Crockpot, our theatre creation challenge that brings together students from different theatre training institutions to create a piece together over one weekend.

Being a Student Ambassador is a great opportunity for soon-to-be graduates to immerse themselves in Rumble’s work and in the community they’ll soon be ready to join.

We are currently seeking to fill two positions for this season. The ideal candidates have just entered the final year of a post-secondary professional training program (BFA or equivalent) and are self-motivated, ambitious, focused, and can rally some troops when needed.

You can read more about the program and past ambassadors here.

If you are interested in applying, please send us the following:

  • A current CV.
  • A cover letter telling us why you’d like to be a Student Ambassador and how you would take advantage of this mentorship opportunity.
  • A response to these two questions (maximum one page total):
    • What has been the most rewarding part of your training?
    • What is your biggest criticism of your training institution?

Applications should be sent, via e-mail, to with the subject line: “Student Ambassador”.


2018-19: A new season, a new Rumble

Welcome to Rumble’s 2018-19 season! It’s been a rocking one so far, marked by exciting theatre-making and new directions for the company. We started things off with Tremors, our festival of emerging talent, in August. Featuring three outstanding contemporary plays by three stellar Canadian playwrights (Selfie by Christine Quintana, Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau, and Theory by Norman Yeung) and a fierce team of emerging artists, Tremors was a hit with audiences and critics alike.


Meet the Rumblers (l to r): Kellee Ngan, Jivesh Parasram, Carmen Aguirre, and Christie Watson. Photo: Stephen Drover.

Meet the Rumblers (l to r): Kellee Ngan, Jivesh Parasram, Carmen Aguirre, and Christie Watson. Photo: Stephen Drover. Location: Postmark Brewing event space.