The Living Room


Cats for the Living RoomThe 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. Each event is centred around a specific theme. Rumble invites all artists who self-identify as “emerging” to join us for these fun and stimulating evenings of conversation and community-building. It’s a great opportunity to connect, network, and share news in a casual and fun environment.

All Living Room events start at 7pm and are held in the PL1422 studio (1422 William Street, Vancouver). The Living Room is free-of-charge and no advance sign-up is required.


The 2017-2018 Living Rooms

September 25, 2017 – The many paths to artist training

It’s back-to-school season, so why not start the series with education as the theme? This session we’ll be talking about artist training. How do we train for a creative profession? Do you even need a degree to be an artist? And how do you keep learning (formally and/or informally) after you’ve started working?

Shawn Macdonald and Donna Soares (who both appeared in our 2015 production of Cock) will tackle this topic for us, with former Rumble Artistic Associate Brian Cochrane serving as moderator for the discussion.

November 27, 2017 – Script-based rehearsal vs. the devising process

How are these two creative processes different? What do they have in common? And what skill sets do they require to pull off?

Camyar Chai and Mindy Parfitt will join us to debate all the pros and cons. Veronique West will be this session’s moderator.

February 26, 2018 – Working for free…and making a living

What factors help you choose a project to be involved in? When should you stop working for free? How do you value yourself, your time, and your art?

Sarah Rodgers and Raugi Yu are our guests for this important conversation, with Jamie King as moderator.

April 16, 2018 – Artistic Direction like a boss!

What decisions go into programming a season? How are art, finance, talent, and audience expectation all balanced?

Ashlie Corcoran (Arts Club Theatre) and Jovanni Sy (Gateway Theatre) give us the inside scoop on the scope of their work as Artistic Directors.


Click the link to download our nifty Living Room 2017-18 poster!

The Living Room is produced with the support of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.