Rumble’s mentorship programming includes a residency program for artists seeking to create and develop new work. Some of the artists working with us this year are:

Lili Robinson 

Lili Robinson.

Lili Robinson is an emerging interdisciplinary artist and a graduate of the acting program at Studio 58. As an actor she has worked with companies such as Boca del Lupo and Theatre Replacement. (She will also be stepping into the role of Artistic Producing Intern at Theatre Replacement in January 2019.) This past spring she made her playwriting debut through Studio 58’s production of Chimera, co-written with Heather Barr, as part of the biannual Fourplay festival. She is currently involved as a writer-creator on multiple projects, including her up-and-coming bouffon-style clown show, Mx, which will explore what it means to be mixed-race and Black in the world today. She is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Carmen and the rest of the Rumble team, and cannot wait to dive further into the world of writing and play development.

Lili is part of the 2020 Directors’ Lab cohort.


Alyssa Amarshi & Her Tribal Roots

After working with Alyssa as part of Immigrant Lessons (PuSh Opening Gala 2019), we’re providing space and support for her current project — Living With — that she’s creating with her multidisciplinary arts collective Her Tribal Roots.

On Feb 27, 2020, Her Tribal Roots x Afro Van Connect x Sleepless Mindz will present a work-in-progress showing of Living With, an interdisciplinary experience that shines a light on relationship to self, other, technology and the natural world. The showing will take place at the Havana Theatre, starting at 7pm. Event details can be found on here.




Kevin Fraser & Immigrant Lessons

Photo: Lula-Belle Jedynak

As part of their residency at Rumble, dance/art collective Immigrant Lessons has been working on a project called Origins — a dance theatre, visual media, immersive exploration into a past that leaves echoes in the present.

How do we sift away the debris of generations ago? How do we stand in the truths of how it has affected us in the present? How do we hold space for one another as we peel back the layers of traumas passed down? How do we coexist?

On the heels of a performance at Fringe Manila (Phillippines), the group will present Origins at the Havana on February 29 at 7:30pm. Get more event info here.