Audition Notice for “B”

B. Design by Truong Nguyen

Rumble Theatre and rice & beans theatre are looking for Latinx and BIPOC (black, indigenous, person-of-colour) self-identified artists to join the different casts of two upcoming productions: rice & beans theatre’s Made in Canada: an agricultural operetta and Rumble’s B.

The auditions will take place December 8, 9, and 10, 2019 at PL1422 and The Cultch’s Green House. (Please see the full details at the bottom of this post.)

Our production of B will be at The Havana Theatre from May 12 – 23, 2020.

Submissions to audition are open until December 5, 2019 and can be sent to



‘We used to kill kings. We used to kill millionaires. And now all we do is make threats on the Internet. That’s why I’m offering you the chance to start a war.’

In B we meet two young revolutionaries, Alejandra and Marcela, who are planting bombs in the night. They don’t want violence. They just want to be heard. But José Miguel is from another generation, and he’s committed to change by any means. B is a darkly comedic piece critically engaging with notions of entrapment, protest fatigue, and questioning the importance of lethal force in the role of revolution and protest. By Guilermo Calderón, translated by William Gregory, and directed by Jivesh Parasram.

Made in Canada

Where does our food come from? Who grows it? Who is nourished by it? Made in Canada: an agricultural operetta is an exploration through text and song of just who it is that works the farms that supply our markets, the journeys that they have getting here, what awaits them once they get here, and what it takes for them to stay. The play brings temporary foreign farm workers centre-stage – the unseen people who plant, tend, and harvest Canada’s produce. Using their words, news articles, and exploring the legal text surrounding the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, Made in Canada weaves together a play that reveals some of the hidden links in Canada’s agricultural sector. It may be local and farm to table but do you really know who picks your produce? Written and directed by Pedro Chamale. Music by Mishelle Cuttler.



Submissions from Latinx and BIPOC (black, indigenous, person-of-colour) self-identified artists are encouraged. Clowning, movement, and singing/music experience an asset.


Marcela (Early 20s – 30s)       A young revolutionary, plotting a bombing with Alejandra. Appears to be somewhat naive – an overall bad liar. In over her head.

Alejandra (Early 20s – 30s)     A young revolutionary, plotting a bombing with Marcela. Both unapologetically headstrong and passionate.

Carmen (Late 30s – 40s)         An eccentric and aggressively compassionate neighbour.

Made in Canada

Ensemble piece. 20s-40s. Will be required to speak Spanish. Movement, singing and music training an asset (please include detail in résumé). 



Auditions for: Made in Canada: an agricultural operetta (rice & beans) and B (Rumble)

Audition dates:
December 8, 2019, 2:30-6:00pm
December 9, 2019, 2:30-6:00pm (B only)
December 9 & 10, 2019, 6:30-10pm

Audition location:
December 8 & 9 (day): Progress Lab (1422 William St, Vancouver BC V5L 2P7)
December 9 (eve) & 10: The Green House (1885 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6)

Rehearsals: April 14 – May 8, 2020 (MiC); April 20 – May 11, 2020 (B)

Run:  May  9 – 23, 2020 (MiC); May 12 – 23, 2020 (B)

Venue: Performance Works (MiC); The Havana Theatre (B)

Contract:  ITA or equivalent

To submit:
Please reply by 5th December, 2019 to with an electronic copy of your resume and headshot attached. A hard copy is not required on the day of audition. Submissions from BIPOC, non-binary, and trans folks are encouraged. Rumble and rice and beans are committed to engaging diverse professional artists in regards to gender, orientation, ethnicity, or ability, and acknowledge that we develop and produce our work on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Progress Lab Welcomes New Residents

Progress Lab from Neworld Theatre on Vimeo.

Through its 10-year history, Progress Lab 1422 (PL 1422) has organically grown from a co-location space to an interdisciplinary creative hub, supporting a wide range of artistic disciplines and creating a welcoming and generative space for artists from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. This exceptional space has been home to the creation and realization of some of Canada’s most innovative performance works of the last ten years including Betroffenheit (named the Best Dance of the 21st Century by The Guardian), the interactive and boundary-pushing Foreign Radical, radically inclusive King Arthur’s NightThe Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius (winner of six Jessie Awards), international touring hit Winners and Losers, amongst many others.

Building on this foundation, we are excited to be welcoming three new resident organizations: Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC), a new-play company dedicated to reimagining theatre, rice & beans, a local theatre company interested in experimenting with languages and the theatrical form, as well as Company 605, our first resident dance company. Our new roommates start arriving this November! (more…)

Welcome to Rumble’s 2019-20 season

High Seas / Low Seas. Graphic: J. Parasram


Rumble Theatre is pleased to announce our current season, “High Seas / Low Seas”, which features a trio of exciting contemporary plays that explore the notion of solidarity: Take d Milk, Nah?, written and performed by Rumble’s own Artistic Director Jivesh Parasram; Good Morning, Viet Mom by Franco Nguyen; and the Canadian premiere of B by Guillermo Calderón.

“With this season’s programming we’re asking ourselves and audience members to consider what it means to stand together amidst ever-changing circumstances,” Parasram said. “How can we maintain solidarity when conditions aren’t so comfortable? Can we be a friend even when the distances between us seem infinite, or when our differences appear irreconcilable?” (more…)

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