Rumble Theatre invites submissions from emerging actors who are interested in a theatre mentorship opportunity to apply for Tremors, our festival of emerging talent. Tremors will take place from August 16 – 25, 2018 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

About Tremors
Tremors is a vehicle for emerging artists to build networks, receive professional mentorship, develop their craft, and work on exciting plays. It will feature a company of emerging directors, stage managers, designers, producers, technicians, and actors working under the guidance of professional mentors to produce three contemporary Canadian plays. Rumble provides mentorship from professional theatre practitioners, rehearsal space, production budget, publicity and marketing, production management, performance venue, and a small honorarium to all participants.

The plays in this year’s Tremors are: Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau, Selfie by Christine Quintana, and Theory by Norman Yeung.

Emerging Artists: Eligibility
Rumble defines an “emerging artist” as a theatre practitioner who is within five years of their professional debut. The ideal emerging artist has completed (or nearly completed) formalized training, is not yet a full member of a professional artists’ association (e.g. CAEA) and intends on making their living in the theatre. Alternatively defined as an artist who self-identifies as “young-in-craft”.

Submission Procedure
Applicants are asked to submit, via email, a CV, current headshot, and a paragraph outlining why they are interested in taking part in Tremors, along with their scheduling commitments for June, July, and August. Submissions should be sent to with the subject heading “Tremors Submission – Actor”.

We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. We hope to create artistic teams that represent the diversity of Vancouver.

Part-time rehearsals will begin in June 2018 (based on the availability of the teams). Other important dates to note: Tech days – Aug 13 – 16. Festival run – August 16 – 25. Strike – Aug 26. Ample availability is an asset.

Applicants who are offered an audition slot will be contacted after the submission deadline. For the audition, actors will be asked to prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues (max. two minutes each). Auditions will be held on May 14 -15, 2018 at Carousel Theatre.

The deadline for submissions is May 7, 2018.

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