Job Opportunity – Interim Managing Producer

The cast of War of the Worlds, 1999

The cast of War of the Worlds, 1999

Rumble Theatre is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial, and organized person for the position of Interim Managing Producer. This is a full-time, salaried job combining elements of general management and production leadership. The position is a one-year maternity leave cover. The position will be full-time from May 1st 2017 – April 30th, 2018, with training to occur on a part-time basis in April of 2017.


Call for Submissions: Actors for Titus Bouffonius

Rumble Theatre seeks actors for a development workshop of Titus Bouffonius by Colleen Murphy (adapted from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus).

Audition dates: January 17 and 19, 2017
Audition venue: PL1422 (1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC)

Workshop dates: April 19 – 30, 2017
Workshop venue: PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre, 202 – 739 Gore Ave, Vancouver, BC)
Please note: There is no elevator access at the workshop venue.

Titus Bouffonius is a new play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy, adapted from Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy Titus Andronicus and commissioned by Rumble Theatre. Five actors ­– outcasts from the invented Society of the Misshapen and Destitute – attempt to perform a contemporary version of “Titus” that one of them has penned…but they sometimes forget their lines, or say what they want to, or refuse to stay dead when they are killed. Audience members are encouraged to respond to the horrible and potentially offensive acts in the performance by hurling buns at the actors in a play that is part Shakespeare, part Brecht, and incorporates the French theatre tradition of bouffon (a form of clown that focuses on mockery and extreme physical satire).

Creative team includes Rumble’s Artistic Director Stephen Drover and Michael Kennard of the clown duo Mump & Smoot.

Audition requirements:

  • One Shakespeare monologue of your choice
  • One three-minute original bouffon piece or a three-minute original clown piece or a three-minute original physical theatre piece

Please submit a headshot and resume to with the subject line: “Titus audition” by January 9, 2017. If you are selected to audition, we will reply with an audition time.

Rumble Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered. We strongly encourage submissions from individuals who self-identify as being from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Unfortunately the workshop will be held in a room that is on the second floor with no current elevator access.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under the Independent Theatre Agreement. CAEA members: please bring your membership ID number to the audition.

If you have any questions, please email us:

To download a PDF of this posting, click on the following link: Call for Submissions: Actors for Titus Bouffonius

Living Room – Babies and Theatre: Balancing A Family and A Career

November 28, 2016, 7pm to 9pm
PL1422 Studio, 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC

FREE admission

Calling all Emerging Artists: It’s time for another Living Room!

Dog with KittensOur second session of the season will focus on the subject of family. We’ll be asking all the burning questions: Is it possible to start a family and build a career at the same time? Will you ever work again once you’ve had kids? How can arts workers afford to have babies? How does your artistic practice change once you become a parent?

Guest artists Reneltta Arluk (actor, director and Artistic Director of Akpik Theatre in Yellowknife, NT) and Andrew McNee (award-winning Vancouver actor) will discuss how they negotiate family life and work life, how those things overlap, and how having children has affected their craft. The conversation will be moderated by actor, director and playwright Kim Harvey.


Reneltta Arluk

Renellta ArlukRenellta is Dene, Cree and Inuvialuit from the Northwest Territories. A graduate of the BFA-Acting program from the University of Alberta and founder of Akpik Theatre, a professional Indigenous Theatre company in the NWT. Raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age, being raised in a nomadic environment gave Reneltta the skills to become the artist she is now. For over a decade Reneltta has been part of or initiated the creation of Indigenous Theatre across Canada and internationally. She is an actor, writer, director and producer. She is also a new mom to son, Carver.


Andrew McNeeAndrew McNee

Born and raised in Vancouver, Andrew lives with his wife and two boys aged 4 and 6. He tries his best to find a balance between Theatre, film and television, and voice work. Andrew has worked with many local theatre companies including The Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, The Playhouse, Touchstone, Solo Collective, Rumble, Theatre Replacement, and has created his own work with Theatre Melee. He is a graduate of Studio 58.


Kim Harvey


Kim Harvey is from the Tshilqot’in, Syilx, Kutenai, Dakelh and Canada Nations. She is a Director, Writer, and Actor.  She is an alumni of the UBCs BFA Acting program, past theatre highlights include: Rez Sisters, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, The Laurier Memorial, Salmon Row, the Governor General’s Awardwinning play and National Tour of Where the Blood Mixes, and Gordon Tootoosis final show Gordon Winter.  Kim was a co-host on APTN’s First Talk, she’s done voice work with the Healthy Aboriginal Network, and she has worked as a host on the PHSA Aboriginal Health Program’s groundbreaking youth websiteCuystwi.  Kim is currently the Manager of Youth Programs at The Vancouver East Cultural Centre.  Shes worked on the Mayors Task Force for Mental Health and Addiction and currently sits on the City of Vancouvers Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee.  Kim is currently being commissioned by Western Canada Theatre to write her first full-length play entitled, Kamloopa. 


For the full season of Living Room programming, click here.

The Living Room is a mixer-slash-mingler-slash-meeting for emerging artists to hear from established artists on topics that are important to our theatre community. Connect, network, and share news in a casual and fun environment. Rumble Theatre invites all artists who self-identify as “emerging” to join us for these fun and stimulating evenings of conversation and community building. Each event centres on a specific theme.

Son of the Hot Mess Halloween

October 29, 2016, starting at 8PM
PL1422, 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC


Vintage HalloweenWe’re doing it again! Come party with the Rumblers as we celebrate Halloween Saturday, October 29.

There will be a cash bar, costume contests, and dancing all night long. Come dressed as a feeling of existential dread over the American election, a Vancouver special, your favourite Taylor Swift song, or whatever else you can dream up!

Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

AGM-apalooza 2016

November 14, 2016 at 7pm
PL1422, 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC

Join Rumble and our friends at Neworld Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Boca del Lupo, Theatre Replacement and The Chop Theatre on Monday, November 14th for this year’s installment of AGM-apalooza.  We’ll be sharing highlights from last year, news from the year to come, and presenting our thrilling financial documents.

The doors at PL1422 open at 6pm. The speedy tag-team AGM begins at 7pm; company-specific breakout sessions will follow. Please join us to vote for our new Board and check out financials while eating snacks with friends.

Admission is $5 at the door, which gets you memberships for all participating companies.