Artistic Director: Stephen Drover
Managing Producer: Becky Low
Communications Manager: Kellee Ngan
Stephen Drover, Artistic Director
Stephen was appointed Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre in June 2012. Originally from Newfoundland, he trained at Memorial University (BFA in Acting) and UBC (MFA in Directing) and directs and teaches theatre in British Columbia and across Canada. As founding Artistic Director for Pound of Flesh Theatre in Vancouver, he adapted and/or directed The Bond (from The Merchant of Venice) Macbeth; DenmarK (adapted from Hamlet) co-directed Everyone (at the Caravan Farm Theatre) and directed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (presented by Rumble). As Associate Director with Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, he directed Romeo & Juliet, East O’ the Sun & West O’ the Moon, and Of the Fields, Lately and later directed at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (Leaving Home). Other directing credits include PolitoKo (Ghost River Theatre, Calgary), Boston Marriage and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Guild Theatre, Whitehorse), The Pillowman (Wild Geese Co-op, Vancouver), The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Carousel Theatre), Skydive (Realwheels, Vancouver) for which he shares a Jessie Award for Outstanding Direction with Roy Surette, Orphans (WINK Theatre, Vancouver), and See Bob Run, Wild Abandon, House and The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (Bare Boards Theatre, Newfoundland).
Stephen sits on Studio 58’s advisory council, has directed new play development processes with Playwrights Theatre Centre, is a regular teacher/adjudicator for Theatre BC, has been the Project Coordinator for Electric Company Theatre and Artist-in-Residence at Neworld Theatre. He is a recipient of the Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director, the Sydney J. Risk Award in Theatre Directing (UBC) and the Canada Council for the Arts Artist-in-Residence Grant. He lives in East Van with his wife, Sasa Brown, and their son, Jack.
Becky Low, Managing Producer
Becky hails from Southern Alberta and has worked as an administrator, producer, box office manager, artist services coordinator, educator, stage manager, and director. After graduating from the University of Alberta where she studied the performative aspects of political protest, she spent two years in London, UK. While in England, Becky oversaw the education program for Rifco Arts and worked as a project coordinator for Forbidden Theatre. She spent three years as General Manager of Vancouver’s Pi Theatre. Becky sits on the board of Vancouver Creative Space Society. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and her daughter and she likes to swim.
Kellee Ngan, Communications Manager
Kellee is a writer, an editor and an arts administrator who has been a part of the Rumble team since 2010. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is currently working on a novel. Originally from Toronto, she now lives in Vancouver with her husband and her two children.
Board of Directors
Mat Brechtel President
Lyndsay Watson Vice-President
Amy Starkey Secretary
Brian Radburn Treasurer