August 16 – 25, 2018
Italian Cultural Centre | 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC
Evening sessions start at 7:00pm; matinee session starts at 1:00pm

TICKETS: This year’s festival is Pay-What-You-Decide! Suggested ticket prices start at $5, but it’s up to you, the ticket-buying theatre goer, to choose what you’d like to pay to see a Tremors show. You can purchase your tickets online now at Theatre Wire, or at the door. The on-site box office will be open one hour prior to the start of each session.

Are you coming to Tremors? Let us help you Plan Your Night with this handy guide.

Rumble Theatre is thrilled to present Tremors, our festival of emerging talent. The festival features a young company of 38 emerging theatre artists who will direct, design, stage manage, tech, produce, and perform in three hot contemporary Canadian plays: Selfie by Christine Quintana, Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau, and Theory by Norman Yeung.

From August 16 to 25, these three plays and our Tremors lounge will be installed in different rooms of the Italian Cultural Centre. Come see one show, make it a double bill, or take in all three—and admission to all shows is Pay-What-You-Decide! You, the audience members, get to pick what to see and how much to pay—the choice is yours.

There will be additional opportunities to engage with the playwrights and their work through the festival’s free Playwrights Speaker Series (August 18, 22 & 23). All audience members are welcome to join us for these unique sessions where audience members can meet with our Tremors playwrights and hear what they have to say about creating work in today’s cultural environment.

And, given the challenging subject matter of Selfie, we’ll be offering post-show talkbacks after select performances (August 21, 23 & 24).







By Christine Quintana

Thurs Aug 16 @ 9:45pm
Sat Aug 18 @ 7:00pm
Tues Aug 21 @ 9:00pm
Wed Aug 22 @3:45pm (Matinee)
Thurs Aug 23 @ 9:00pm
Fri Aug 24 @ 7:00pm
Sat Aug 25 @ 7:00pm

Performances with post-show talkbacks: Aug 21, 23, 24.

Running time: Approx. 75min.

The first party of the school year comes packed with expectations. It’s a time to renew old friendships and perhaps find new love. But what happens when an incident shatters the connections between three friends? Teenage relationships are complicated enough – especially when you add the reckless power of social media. This smart and intense play delves bravely into the nature of sexual consent.

Directed by Pedro Chamale
Featuring Carlen Escarraga, Olivia Lang & Grace Le
Set Design by Emily Fraser
Costume Design by Jessica Hood
Lighting Design by Harika Xu
Sound Design by Emilee Shackleton
Projection Design by Vanka Salim
Stage Management by Duston Baranow-Watts

By Dave Deveau

Thurs Aug 16 @ 8:30pm
Fri Aug 17 @ 7:00pm
Sat Aug 18 @ 9:00pm
Wed Aug 22 @ 2:30pm (Matinee)
Wed Aug 22 @ 9:00pm (Evening)
Thurs Aug 23 @ 7:00pm
Sat Aug 25 @ 8:30pm

Running time: Approx. 70min.

Simon and Ethan want to have a baby…but they can’t do it without the help of Dayna and Audrey. The challenges of a gay couple trying to have a baby come to life in this comedic and heartfelt look at how we find out who we are through our relationship to procreation and our relationships with each other.

Directed by Shelby Bushell
Featuring Douglas Ennenberg, Bronwyn Henderson, Paige Louter, Alexander Lowe & Andrew Lynch
Set Design by Ariel Slack
Costume Design by Liz Gao
Lighting Design by Mark Burge
Sound Design by Tyler Dumoulin
Stage Management by Talya Kuran

By Norman Yeung

Thurs Aug 16 @ 7:00pm
Fri Aug 17 @ 9:00pm
Tues Aug 21 @ 7:00pm
Wed Aug 22 @ 1:00pm (Matinee)
Wed Aug 22 @ 7:00pm (Evening)
Fri Aug 24 @ 9:00pm
Sat Aug 25 @ 9:45pm

Running time: Approx. 90min.

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an un-moderated discussion group. When an anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, Isabelle must decide whether to intervene or to let the social experiment play out. Soon, the posts turn abusive and threatening, leading Isabelle and her unknown tormentor to engage in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that not only has Isabelle questioning her beliefs, but fearing for her life.

Directed by Mily Mumford
Featuring Valeria Ascolese, Haris Amiri, Mariam Barry, Jesse DeCoste, Kimberly Ho, Jed Weiss & Elizabeth Willow
Set Design by Allyson Fournier
Costume Design by Melicia Zaini
Lighting Design by Keagan Elrick
Sound Design by Patrick Boudreau
Projection Design by Kyle Stooshnov
Stage Management by Samantha Pawliuk & Sony Tsai

Sat Aug 18 @ 8:15pm with Christine Quintana (Selfie)
Wed Aug 22 @ 5:00pm with Christine Quintana, Dave Deveau (Tiny Replicas) & Norman Yeung (Theory)
Wed Aug 22 @ 8:15pm with Norman Yeung (Theory)
Thurs Aug 23 @ 8:15pm with Dave Deveau (Tiny Replicas)



Tremors TD: Debbie Courchene
Tremors Apprentice TD: Nicole Weismiller
Tremors Apprentice Producer: Madelyn Osborne


Tremors would not be possible without the generous support of:

The Georgia Straight
Canadian Heritage
City of Vancouver Cultural Services
The Hamber Foundation
The Youssef-Warren Foundation
Postmark Brewing
Vancouver Urban Winery