Rumble’s Hot Mess Halloween!

Come party with the Rumblers as we celebrate Halloween at PL1422
1422 William Street just east of Clark Drive.

There’s no ATM on site, so bring some cash. 19 plus, bring ID!

Doors are at 9pm and the party rages until 2am! 
























































Introducing our 2014/2015 Student Ambassadors

We are very excited to announce this season’s Rumble Student Ambassadors! Our 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. Click here for more info about our Ambassador Program.

Our 2014/2015 Student Ambassadors:

Anais photo copyANAIS WEST

Anais is an emerging actor, writer and designer finishing her final year in the acting program at Studio 58. She has designed costumes for Blithe Spirit (Peninsula Players) and has been a sound designer, marketing coordinator, photographer and videographer for Carousel Theatre. As an actor she has appeared in August: Osage County (The Arts Club), The Old Man and The Sea (Studio 58), Tsuyako (Studio 58′s 4Play), and Kosmic Mambo (Studio 58). Upcoming, she will be playing Candy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Studio 58 and will appear in Shakespearean Rhapsody at Carousel Theatre in the spring. When not doing theatre, Anais is performing slam poetry or playing the accordion.


Julian first started performing when his Grade Five Drama teacher had the mad idea to do Twelfth Night with a cast of ten year olds. He’s been a theatre devotee ever since, having recently finished Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program, where he appeared as Mr. Bennet in the BC Premiere of Janet Munsil’s Pride and Prejudice adaptation and as Mr. Mayhew in Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Currently, Julian is part of Loose Leaf Collective, the third cohort of the Bachelor of Performing Arts, who appeared in the 2014 Vancouver Fringe and are now creating their upcoming PuSH Festival show: Phantasmagoria: Circus of Dreams.

Julian is passionate and curious about live performance of all kinds, though he gets particularly excited about classical text (last year he directed an immersive production of Julius Caesar) and is extremely excited to spend some time with the Rumble gang.


TREMORS: Introducing the Mentors

We have an incredible team of theatre professionals mentoring our Tremors artists! Meet the fabulous people supporting our creative teams:

Costume Design Mentor

Originally from Mexico City, Carmen earned her MFA degree in Theatre Design at the University of British Columbia and has worked as a theatre designer in Vancouver since 2006. Some of her local recent design credits include: Terminus, Pi Theatre; Driving Miss Daisy, Arts Club Theatre Company; The King and I, Gateway Theatre and The tragical comedy of Punch and Judy at The Caravan Farm Theatre. You can see more of her work at

Acting Mentor for The 4th Graders Present: An Unnamed Love-Suicide

Sasa Brown is a Vancouver based actor and theatre creator who straddles both worlds of mainstream text based and physical-creation based theatre. A graduate of the UBC BFA Acting program, Sasa has studied Clown and Bouffon in Paris with Phillipe Gaulier. This training has been honed by Sasa’s work and training with Steve Hill and Leaky Heaven Circus. Other companies include: Arts Club, Firehall, Gateway, Touchstone, Caravan, Pi, Axis, Neworld, Green Thumb, Virtual Stage, Pound of Flesh, Vancouver Opera, Blue Bridge and Main Street Theatre. Sasa has also been apart the Banff Playwright’s Colony acting company the past several years. Her talents have earned her 2 Jessie Awards. She lives in East Van with her husband and baby boy Jack.

Lois Dawson Headshot goodLOIS DAWSON
Stage Management Mentor

Lois is a Vancouver-based stage manager. Her recent stage management credits include The Chariot Cities (The Chariot Collective), The Other Place  (Christy Webb Productions), Espresso  (Pacific Theatre), This Stays in the Room (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades – Critics Choice Innovation Award), Except in the Unlikely Event of War  (HHG & Pi Theatre), Penelope (Rumble), Ride the Cyclone (Atomic Vaudeville), and two shows at the 2013 SummerWorks festival in Toronto. Lois was the stage manager for the Richmond Olympic Oval during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, ASMed Viva Verdi: Die Spektakulare Opernshow in Zurich, and is a graduate of Trinity Western University. She can be found online at or @SMLois. Up next, Lois is stage managing Small Parts for Solo Collective.

Bob Frazer edited headshotBOB FRAZER – Acting Mentor for Trainspotting

Bob Frazer has been working in Vancouver as an actor and director for 20 years. He has performed across Canada in over 80 theatrical productions. A graduate of Studio 58, Bob has returned there as an actor/student and teacher. Crazily enough, some trophies have come his way for his acting. He is the founder and artistic director of Osimous Theatre.

Moore_Conor_0002_BWCONOR MOORE
Lighting and Technical Mentor

Conor Moore is a Vancouver-based lighting, set, and projection designer with an MFA in design from UBC. Previous design credits include: 4000 Miles, Armstrong’s War, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club), La Bohème (Vancouver Opera), Senora Carrara’s Rifles and Fourplay (Shaw Festival), Gunmetal Blues (Vancouver Playhouse), Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry VI, and Richard III (Bard on the Beach), Penelope (Rumble Theatre), Waiting for Godot (Blackbird Theatre), After Homelessness and Us and Them (Headlines Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, MK Woyzeck, and The Madwoman of Chaillot (UBC Theatre). He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

Sound Design Mentor

Troy Slocum is a highly acclaimed sound designer and electronic music artist.  His work has been heard in live performance, films, installations, and on some of the most prestigious stages in Canada.

Troy began designing sound for theatre on girls! girls! girls! (Teatro Comaneci) directed by Peter Hinton in 1999 at the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques.  Since that time he has worked on countless theatre productions, many at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

Recently Troy’s music and sound design could be heard in the film The Language of Love from Frog Girl Films, screened in Toronto at HOTDOCS and at the imagiNative Film Festival, in the multimedia musical event The Road Forward from Red Diva Projects at the Push International Performing Arts Festival as well as in Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy Of: (Black Theatre Workshop/UrbanInk Productions) and in the Film Stain from Small Axx Flms/NFB.

Troy also coaches students in Sound Design at the National Theatre School of Canada, and continues to explore all aspects of music and media technology.

Acting Mentor for This Is War

Jovanni Sy is the Artistic Director of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond.  Prior to joining the Gateway in April 2012, Jovanni was based in Toronto as a director, playwright, dramaturg, and actor.  From 2004-2009, Jovanni was the Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre, a company dedicated to developing and producing plays that reflect Canada’s multicultural identity.

Jovanni remains active as an artist.  He directed Ken Cameron’s Harvest at the Gateway in March 2013.  Last December, he performed in The King and I.  In May, he performed his one-man cooking show A Taste of Empire as part of Boca Del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series.  Next February, he will direct Athol Fugard’s Valley Song.

Set and Props Design Mentor

Heidi has been a production/set designer and props/mask/puppet builder for the last 18 years. Her work has been seen in most Vancouver theatres including The Playhouse, Carousel Theatre, the Arts Club and Bard on the Beach, where she has just wrapped up her 16th season as head of props. She has received 4 Jessie Awards for her work (and 9 nominations) and she recently won best production design at the 2013 Greater Vancouver Zone Festival. Heidi also teaches set design, props, and scenic painting through the technical theatre program at Capilano University.



Meet the Creative Team: This Is War

After introducing you to the teams working on Trainspotting and The 4th Graders Present: An Unnamed Love-Suicide, we’d like to present the artists who will be putting up This Is War by Hannah Moscovitch, as well as those who will be contributing to all 3 Tremors productions!

James Coomber - HeadshotJAMES COOMBER – Sound Designer

James Coomber works as a composer, sound designer, musical director and musician.  He was recently on board the beautiful Amara Zee, a 30-metre tall ship/stage, to help create Caravan Stage Company’s Hacked… The Treasure of the Empire!  He’s created music and sound for a number of Vancouver theatre companies, including Now! Theatre, Bleeding Heart Collective, Pacific Theatre, Rice and Beans, Theatre Terrific, Genus Theatre and Tigermilk Collective.  He received a Jessie nomination for Outstanding Sound Design for Mother Teresa is Dead , and along with Dave Deveau won the Ovation Award for Outstanding New Work for Homecoming King.  He is currently working on a BC Arts Council mentorship with Toronto-based theatre composer John Millard, developing original music theatre pieces.  James is a graduate of SFU, with degrees in both music composition and theatre collaboration.


Katrina is an emerging director and writer. Originally from Vancouver, she graduated from Studio 58 in April and worked with Bard on the Beach as an apprentice director. Katrina spent August traveling in Eastern Europe, meeting lost relatives and learning about the conflict in Ukraine. Katrina also teaches voice for actors at Vancouver Film School. She has completed the National Voice Intensive and has trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Outside of theatre, you will find her walking dogs and cruising with her helmet on. She’s thrilled to be directing for TREMORS and spending more time with Rumble after being a Student Ambassador for the past year. Recent credits include Saudade (Theatre Plexus), Bodybag (Mosaic Theatre), Equivocation (Bard on the Beach) and How Should You Be? (rEvolver Festival).


Kate is so excited to be a part of Tremors! Recent theatre credits in BC include: The Flick directed by Chelsea Haberlin (Blue Bridge); The Odd Couple directed by John Murphy (The Arts Club); Brighton Beach Memoirs directed by Janet Wright (Blue Bridge). Select theatre credits in the UK include: Auditorium (Edinburgh Fringe C Venue); A Doll’s House (Greenwich Playhouse); The Government Inspector (The Lost Theatre); Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (The Landor Theatre); Mr Marmalade (The Finborough Theatre); and Brecht’s The Decision (The Embassy Theatre.) Select feature film and television credits include Psych (NBC,) Untold Stories of ER (TLC,) 10 Arenas of Marwood (10amLtd,) The Wolf Man (Universal,) and The Young Victoria (GK Films). Kate has also enjoyed working as a voice over artist for companies such as Toshiba and Clarins UK, as well as voicing characters on several animated series including Tales of Tatonka (Cyber Group Animation).

Training: BFA from UVic Acting Programme; MA from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. Thank you Stephen Drover for this wonderful opportunity.

HeadshotAIDAN HAMMOND – Stage Manager

While still new to Vancouver, Aidan is thrilled to be working the Tremors Festival with a group of talented individuals. After graduating Fanshawe College’s Performance Arts program she found a similar passion in production and management, putting on shows such as “See Bob Run“, “Placid Ends at Mothballed Beginnings” and a one-act festival called “The Studio Shows: Gone Greek!” She is currently in her graduating year at Capilano University’s Technical Theater program, and hopes that she’ll finally get to ski Whistler this season.

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Matt feels super fortunate to be a part of Tremors alongside such a talented team. Credits include Ordinary Catastrophes (SFU), Cowards (Pull Festival), Jack the Ripper (Vancouver Fringe). He can be seen next in Three Tall Women (Western Gold) in October and The Duchess (Ruby Slippers) in April. Matt is also a multi-disciplinary designer and focuses on illustration and photography but has been known to get carried away with other things. He holds a BFA in Acting from UBC.

Scott, ZacZAC SCOTT – Johnny

Zac Scott is a recent graduate of Studio 58, who feels very grateful to have been given this opportunity. He would like to thank the Rumble team for their continued support of young artists. He would also like pie. If you have pie, feel free to give it to Zac after the show. (Cake would also suffice in a pinch) select credits include: Writer/producer: All Mad Here (Ramshackle Theater), Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart (ETC), Michael Anderson in 500 Days to Mars (Studio 58/Hardline Productions).

image1NOELLE SEDIEGO – Assistant Stage Manager

Noelle is a Vancouver born theatre artist and is a graduate of Studio 58. Some past notable roles include The Government Inspector, Spring Awakening, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Studio 58), the 4th remount of Seussical, Wondrous Tales of Old Japan (CTYP), RIP! A Winkle In Time (Axis Theatre Productions), and CANNIBAL! The Musical (Awkward Stage Productions) for the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival. You can catch Noelle working as an apprentice stage manager for James and the Giant Peach at Carousel Theatre For Young People in December! She’d like to thank Katrina Darychuk for giving her this fantastic experience! Enjoy the show!


Munish Sharma is an Actor/Writer/Producer. He is very excited to be taking part in This is War for Tremors this year. He also finished hosting the first South Asian Arts Presents: Stand Up. The Original Tandoori Kings of Comedy at the Bell Centre. Munish can be seen hosting The Gastown Cabaret, a monthly cabaret style variety show at Guilt and Co. He can also be seen in the remount of Iceland written by Nicolas Billion, Directed by Kathleen Duborg at Presentation House next March. Recent Theatrical credits Beirut (Hectik Theatre) Bollywood Wedding (South Asian Arts) Iceland (Dirt Road productions). Becky thanks for being such a great friend and support.

RAE TAKEI – Production Designer177

Rae Takei is a multidisciplinary theatre artist born in Vancouver, presently living and creating in East Van. After three years of training in both the Acting and Production programs, Rae graduated from Studio 58 in December 2013 with a focus on New Work. Recent theatre credits include production design for Saudade (Theatre Plexus/Vancouver Fringe Festival), stage management for Bug (Hardline Productions), ARVAARLUK: An Inuit Tale (Pangea Arts), Medea (Yayoi Theatre Movement Society), and assistant to the set designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Studio 58). Currently Rae is involved in East Vancouver’s queer arts community, exploring the performance of gender, and when in doubt, throwing some glitter on it. Rae is passionate about collaborative creation, physical theatre, intersections of gender and race, and ice cream.

Headshot3JILL WHITE – Lighting Designer

Jill White is a local theatrical technician and is thrilled to be making her lighting design debut! She graduated from Capilano University’s Technical Theatre program in 2011, and has since been keeping busy working backstage at rock shows, live events, and theatre within BC. Lighting credits include Assistant Lighting Designer on Countryside Christmas (Chemainus Theatre Festival), The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club Theatre Company), Marion Bridge (Theatre of Infinity), and The Edge Project 2010 (Green Thumb Theatre), and Lighting Technician on Wheel Voices to the Max (Realwheels Theatre) and The Sinking of the Titanic (Redshift Music).

CorwinHeEadshot_NoBorderCORWIN FERGUSON
Apprentice Technical Director for All Shows

Corwin works across Canada primarily as a video and projection designer, but works in many theatrical fields. He’s studied animation, is a founder and artistic associate of Awkward Stage Productions, and works as a storyteller with Forbidden Vancouver Historic Walking Tours. In theatre, Corwin’s professional experience includes acting, directing, projection design, stage management, set design, graphic and props design. Corwin is a Studio 58 acting graduate and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from Capilano University. Recent credits: Direction – Cannibal: The Musical (Awkward Stage Productions), Projection Design- Kosmic Mambo (Studio 58), Broken Sex Doll (Virtual Stage), Ghosts in Baghdad (Working Spark).

Triane Tambay PictureTRIANE TAMBAY
Set and Props Builder for All Shows

Triane Tambay is happy for the opportunity to be involved with the 2014 Tremors Festival in a set and prop building capacity.  During the past decade she has been continually involved in various forms of local performance art. She enjoys working behind the scenes to help bring stories to life and has been involved with presentations spanning street performance art, theatre, commercials, music videos and more.

Meet the Creative Team: The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide

Yesterday we met the team who will be working on Trainspotting. Today we introduce to you the artists who will be collaborating on Sean Graney’s The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide:

JULIE CASSELMAN – Sound Designer


Julie is an actor and composer now living in Vancouver. She has her BFA in Acting and Music Minor from TWU and likes to collaborate and grow as much as possible. Sound credits include Seminar (Stages Theatre Co.), [un]BOX[ed] (Scarlet Satin), Much Ado.. Nothing and I Spy with My Little Lie (TWU). Selected acting credits: Darling a New Musical (Springboard Theatre), August in the Spring (Satellite), Don Giovanni (Vancouver Opera), The Great Divorce (Pacific Theatre), Riverview High (Entrance Theatre), The Crucible (WRPC) and As You Like It (TWU). In December you can see her as Jo in Little Women (FCP). (Douglas College.)


MONICA EMME – Assistant Stage Manager

Monica Emme is a recent graduate from the Douglas College Stagecraft program, where she stage managed The Importance of Being Earnest and was the Head of Props for A Macbeth. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Ryerson University.  She recently had her first Vancouver Fringe experience stage managing Single Line Theatre’s The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War. Check out her website:

MARIE FARSI – DirectorMarie edited headshot

My name is Marie and I am a theatre director, performer and creator based in Vancouver, BC. My practice is characterized by an international background and training: I am originally from Paris, grew up in Montreal during my teenage years, lived in New Zealand, then moved to beautiful Vancouver.  My love for travelling and theatre truly intersect and has taken me across the globe to study Theatrical Biomechanic of Meyerhold in Perugia (Italy), and more recently, Chinese Opera at the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing. I moved to the West Coast 3 years ago with the intention to open up to new horizons and discover what was being created in theatre across the country. Since, I have been active in the local theatre community as an emerging theatre artist and arts administrator. The new generation of artists in this city is particularly inspiring to me; it enhances my constant desire to create better. Thank you Stephen for your constant support and precious mentorship. Other loves include reading, good food, lifting really heavy things and riding my bike. I am a graduate of Concordia University with a BFA in Theatre Performance.

AARON HOLT – Mike Rice Aaron Holt headshot

Aaron Holt is hard at work making his way into Vancouver’s theatre scene.  The last two years have seen him featured twice in productions with Beach House Theatre, as Sebastian in “Twelfth Night,” and Antipholus in “The Comedy of Errors.”  He is also taking his first steps into the realm of musical theatre, having recently played the Beast in a production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”  With passion, drive, and an insatiable will to explore, Aaron continues to delve into life as an actor and beyond.  Aaron is a graduate of the theatre program at Douglas College.

025Emilie Leclerc WEB50EMILIE LECLERC – Brenda

Emilie is thrilled to dive into her kid’s nature and be in 4th Grade again! Merci Marie and thanks to all of her classmates! Emilie Leclerc is a Vancouver-based actor and creator who works in both French and English. A Studio 58 grad, Emilie has performed for Théâtre la Seizième, Chemainus Theatre, Twenty-Something Theatre, Gateway Theatre and Sum Theatre Society. Emilie is a member of the pan-Canadian collective Les Petites Cellules Chaudes creator of ishow presented in Ottawa, Québec, Montreal, Toronto and touring in France in the Spring of 2015. Special thanks to Rumble for creating opportunities to support emerging artists.

JulieLeungHeadshotJULIE LEUNG – Lucy

Julie is an emerging artist based in Vancouver. Since graduating from Studio 58 in April, she has been part of the rEvolver Festival with How Should You Be? (Architect Theatre), and Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride in Wild Society (star star theatre). Julie is just tickled to be part of Tremors, and gives her gratitude to Stephen Drover, Sasa Brown, Marie Farsi and the rest of the Tremors gang for this amazing opportunity.When not in theatre, Julie can be found on Commercial Drive with a coffee and knitting furiously in preparation for winter.

101JESSICA OOSTERGO – Production Designer

Jessica Oostergo is a Set, Costume, and Props Designer from Vancouver. She is a freelance artist with skills ranging from scenic painting, to producing, hat decorating, creative collaboration, product design, and much more. Recently Jessica designed a number of productions including; Innocence Lost (Studio 58), The Lawyer Show – Legally Blonde: The Musical (Touchstone/Carousel), 4Play: New Work by Excited Writers (Studio 58), and The Pitmen Painters (United Players). This past summer Jessica worked as an Assistant Head of Wardrobe on A Midsummer Nights Dream and Cymbeline, while working as a Buyer for the Tempest (Bard on the Beach). Projects for the 2014-2015 season include work on cosmonaught suits for Studio 58’s Kosmic Mambo, and designs for Charlotte’s Web, Honk Jr, and Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. Jessica is a graduate of Studio 58. Visit:

KATE PREFONTAINE – Stage ManagerKate Prefontaine edited headshot

A graduate of Douglas College and Simon Fraser University, Kate is a certified secondary school teacher that has turned to stage management. Which evidently makes her a glutton for punishment. Along with stage managing Kate has also tried her hand at directing, dramaturgy, producing, and assorted technical work for a number of companies across the Lower Mainland. Recent credits include: The Comedy of Errors, The Three Munschketeers, Twelfth Night (Beach House Theatre), Little Women The Musical (Arts Umbrella), Iceland (Dirt Road Productions), A Dream Play & Blue Window (Douglas College).

Samantha Rose RIchard Headshot (1)SAMANTHA ROSE RICHARD – Sally

Samantha Rose Richard is an Actress/Cake Pop Extraordinaire (Samantha’s ChocoPops!) with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria.  Recent credits include: Death of a Salesman (Blue Bridge Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Phoenix Theatre), Grimm Tales (Itsazoo), Pinocchio (Story Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Blue Bridge Theatre).  Samantha is excited and grateful to be a part of Rumble Theatre’s Tremors.

SRoaSARAH ROA – Singer

Sarah Roa is alumni of both the BFA in Acting Program at UBC and Douglas College Acting Program. Her past productions include Ubu Roi, Winners (Lovers), Caucasian Chalk Circle, Twelfth Night and The Rimers of Eldritch. Sarah would like to thank you for coming to the show and supporting the arts! You are all beautiful human beings.

Naomi-Vogt-HeadshotNAOMI VOGT –  Rachel

Naomi has just completed the BFA acting program at UBC and is stoked to work alongside so many talented friends! Recently, Naomi appeared as Pere Ubu in an all-female version of Ubu Roi directed by Ryan Gladstone (UBC). Other credits include: Lovelash the Musical (Vancouver Fringe Festival), The Seagull (UBC), Pride and Prejudice (UBC), Feast Days (Wrecked Collective), Blood Relations (UBC), Georama (Windsor Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Festival by the Marsh), and Spring Awakening (Delinquent Theatre). She has been a company member of both Flint Co. and UBCimprov and has completed Canada’s National Voice Intensive. She also had the privilege of working as a company apprentice with Rumble Theatre in the 2013/2014 season and is the recipient of the Evelyn Harden Award.

Brett WillisBRETT WILLIS – Lighting Designer

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Brett is a graduate from Studio 58. His previous lighting work was seen in El Centro (Fringe Festival), Oleanna (Mamet on Main) and How Should You Be? (rEvolver). Brett also works as an actor, writer and director.



Conor - HeadshotCONOR WYLIE – Johnny

Conor is a Vancouver-based freelance actor, dancer, director, writer, and creator. He has performed for and collaborated with a variety of companies from around the country, including Carousel Theatre for Young People, Theatre Replacement, Radix Theatre, Leaky Heaven Performance Society, The Only Animal, Dances for a Small Stage, Vancouver Art Gallery, Theatre Calgary, the Citadel Theatre, and Nightswimming Theatre. He’s also a member of two performance collectives, O, o, o, o. and A Wake of Vultures. Currently, O, o, o, o. is assisting Radix Theatre on their new interactive project, TBD. Conor is also writing and performing an original work, eatingthegame, with his friends Hong Kong Exile, as part of Club PuSh at the 2015 PuSh Performing Arts Festival. Conor is a proud graduate of the theatre program at SFU. He’s so honoured to be a part of Tremors, and to be working with an exciting mix of young artists.