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 Producer
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 – Director of Operations
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 and is currently working on a novel.
Carmen Aguirre – Playwright-in-Residence 2018-19
Carmen Aguirre has written and co-written twenty-five plays, including Blue Box, The Trigger, and Chile Con Carne. She is currently touring her latest one-woman show, Broken Tailbone, and is writing a new play, Anywhere But Here. Her second memoir, Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution was published in April 2016 to outstanding reviews, was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, is a Globe and Mail bestseller, and a National Post and CBC Best Book of 2016. Her first book, the critically acclaimed Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads 2012 and is a #1 national bestseller. Carmen is the recipient of the Hispanic Business Alliance’s 2014 Ten Most Influential Hispanics in Canada Award, Latincouver’s 2014 Most Inspirational Latin Award, the 2014 Betty Mitchell Outstanding Actor Award for her work in Alberta Theatre Projects’ The Motherfucker with The Hat, the 2012 Langara College Outstanding Alumna Award, the 2011 Union of B.C. Performers’ Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, and the 2002 New Play Centre Award for Best New Play, for The Refugee Hotel. Carmen has over eighty film, TV, and stage acting credits. She is a graduate of Studio 58. carmenaguirre.ca
Board of Directors
Lyndsay Watson President
Andrew Forshner Vice-President
Amy Starkey Secretary
Brian Radburn Treasurer
Amanda Lynne Ballard