Rumblers

The Rumblers (l to r): Kellee Ngan, Jivesh Parasram, Playwright in Residence (2018-2020) Carmen Aguirre, and Christie Watson. Photo: Stephen Drover.

The Rumblers (l to r): Kellee Ngan, Jivesh Parasram, Playwright in Residence (2018-2020) Carmen Aguirre, and Christie Watson. Photo: Stephen Drover. Location: Postmark Brewing event space.


Jivesh Parasram – Artistic Director
Jivesh is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. His work has toured Nationally and Internationally. Jiv is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre, and became the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre following three years as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. He was a member of the Cultural Leader Lab with the Banff Centre and Toronto Arts Council. His public service work has included collaborations with the Ad Hoc Assembly, The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an advisor to the National Arts Centre. His current cultural practice centres decolonization through aesthetics.

 

Christie Watson – Managing Director
Christie graduated from theatre school in 2001 and has played many roles within the cultural arena. In 2003 he received a professional development grant from Theatre Ontario and has since been involved in an organizational capacity with GCTC, The NAC, The Chop, Radix, Alley Theatre and Caravan Farm Theatre. Christie was the producer for TBD: Liberation Through Hearing (RADIX), Sonic Elder (The Chop), Children of God (Urban Ink), Sal Capone (Boldskool Productions), Motherload (Motherload Collective) and The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Kellee Ngan – Operations Director
Kellee began her tenure at Rumble in 2010 as Operations Coordinator. Some of her favourite projects since joining the company are Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut (co-produced with Theatre Replacement), Community Dinner (in association with Boca del Lupo, Electric Company Theatre, Neworld Theatre and MOSAIC), and Tremors. She also works as a freelance writer and editor, and serves on the Board of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

 

Shanae Sodhi

Shanae Sodhi – Associate Artistic Producer/Social Media
Shanae Sodhi is a recent graduate of Studio 58 where he was one of the establishing members and Head Organizer of the school’s Student Diversity Committee, a student-led group working to strengthen marginalized groups within the theatre community by empowering students with the tools and knowledge to engage in the conversations of inclusivity around them. Shanae’s work is influenced by decolonization and intersectionality. He is part of Rumble’s Future Facilitators Cohort (funded by a BCAC Early Career Development grant). Recent producing credits: Coyuntura 2020 (Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition),
Straight White Men (ITSAZOO Productions), and Mx (winner of 2019 Fringe New Play Prize and Cultchivating the Fringe Award).

 


Board of Directors 2020-21

Lyndsay Watson     President
Andrew Forshner      Vice-President
Elizabeth Willoughby      Secretary
Brian Radburn      Treasurer
Mat Brechtel
Maryann Kempthorne
Sikee Liu
Shany Mo
Arvindh Narayanan
Jessica Anne Nelson
Manpreet Singh