Tremors – Call for Submissions

Tremors website smallAre you an emerging stage manager, designer or technician? 
Or do you know  someone who is? We’re looking to round out our creative teams for Tremors (November 12 – 15 at the Russian Hall).
This is an amazing opportunity to make gritty, vital theatre while receiving professional, on-the-job mentorship.

Apply now – the deadlines are fast approaching!

Application Details:

If you’re an emerging stage manager, designer or technician:

Call for Emerging Stage Managers and Technicians – submission guidelines

The deadline for submissions from stage managers and technicians is Friday, August 29.


Rumble Theatre Unveils its 2014/15 Season

Rumble Theatre is thrilled to announce our programming for the 2014/15 season. Our 24th season brings a wealth of new talent and new stories to the fore. Our main stage productions include a showcase of exciting plays and emerging artists called Tremors (November 12 – 15, 2014 at the Russian Hall), and the world premiere of Indian Arm (April 8 – 18, 2015 at Studio 16), a new Canadian work developed in our commissioning program.

“Our 2014/15 season is big and ambitious,” says Rumble’s Artistic Director Stephen Drover. “It’s a year where we produce gritty, exciting theatre, foster the growth of our theatre artists and connect with our community. We’ll premiere a new adaptation of a 19th century classic that we commissioned three years ago, re-launch the ever-popular Tremors as a brand new theatre experience, host regular get-togethers for emerging artists and throw a fantastic Halloween party here at our studio!”

For more details, keep reading…

Rumble Theatre – 2014/15 season overview

2014/15 is going to be a busy year for Rumble Theatre.

In November, we take over the Russian Hall with Tremors, a festival that spans four days and three plays featuring a company of emerging directors, stage managers, designers, technicians and actors. We’ve chosen some fantastic scripts: Trainspotting, This is War, and The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide. All three shows are performed simultaneously in different locations in the Russian Hall. After the final bows, everyone gathers for a big after-show party. There’s a bar. And food trucks. It’s kind of like HIVE, kind of like the Fringe – a four-day theatre party!

Rumble’s new commissioning program is unique in Canadian theatre. How it works is we select a classical play as a source material and then commission a Canadian playwright to adapt it for a contemporary audience. This season we will produce our first play in this program: a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, called Indian Arm, written by Hiro Kanagawa. It tells the heart-wrenching story of a Vancouver family at a brutal crossroads. It will have its world premiere at Studio 16 in April 2015.

In addition to the exciting theatre we produce, Rumble continues to support the artistic community in other ways. The Living Room, one of our popular mentorship initiatives, continues this season. Emerging artists are encouraged to attend this free mixer-slash-mingler-slash-meeting where they can connect, network and share news in a casual and fun environment.

But first, we’ll kick the year off with our Hot Mess Halloween party on (you guessed it) Friday, October 31st. Our studio at PL1422 will be the place to be ­– so doll yourself up as a borg, a piece of French toast or a zombie Samuel Beckett and join us to celebrate and have a wicked time!

We are so excited to bring this season to the Vancouver community. We believe that a good story is at the heart of every theatre experience and we look forward to sharing and building these stories with you this year.

You can download the full announcement here: Rumble Theatre – 2014/15 Season