Each year, Rumble Theatre appoints two or three students from local post-secondary theatre training programs to be Student Ambassadors. The ambassadors act as company representatives in their schools, promoting Rumble’s programming to the student body and facilitating awareness of the company’s work to students. In exchange, the ambassadors enjoy a close relationship with Rumble, 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.
The 2017-18 Student Ambassadors are Olivia Lang (University of British Columbia) and Shanae Sodhi (Studio 58 at Langara College).
University of British Columbia
Olivia is in her final year of the BFA in Acting program at the University of British Columbia and is a 2017 graduate of Canada’s National Voice Intensive. Recent acting credits include the short film Glass Houses (David Margolis), Les Belles Soeurs, Love and Information, Savage in Limbo (Theatre @ UBC), Virgins: A Musical Threesome, and Into the Woods (Fighting Chance Productions), and Cannibal: The Musical (Awkward Stage Productions). Olivia is grateful for the opportunity to work with and be an ambassador for Rumble Theatre.
Studio 58 at Langara College
With the belief that art is the deepest reflection of life in all its dimensions, Shanae chose theatre as his venue of expression early on when he attended Canterbury H.S. for Drama. This led to Studio 58’s Acting program where he has enjoyed expanding his skill set and understanding of theatre, while also helping create change in the theatre community. As one of the establishing members of Studio 58’s Student Diversity Committee, he continues to spearhead its work on giving voice and strength to marginalized groups within the theatre community. Recent theatre credits include Pat Denning in 42nd Street (Studio 58) and The Ringmaster in Zoetrope (Studio 58). Shanae is currently in his last year at Studio 58, where you can catch him in its 52nd season.
Past Rumble Student Ambassadors
2016-17: Tai Amy Grauman, Ashley Sutton, Eddy van Wyk
2015-16: Lucy McNulty, Elizabeth Willow
2014-15: Julian Legere, Anais West
2013-14: Katrina Darychuk, Naomi Vogt