Current Shows & Events

Tremors: Tiny Apocalypse

April 1 – 5, 2008

Tiny Apocalypse follows the rise and fall of Rita, an obsessively organized office worker who finds herself caught in a daily repetitive loop.

after the quake

November 19 – December 5, 2009

A journey where magic and realism collide in an exploration of disrupted reality.


March 11 – 29, 2009

As tensions rise, we are left to question: where is the line between love and abuse? And can we ever break free from the shackles of the past?

after the quake (remount)

October 13–23, 2010

“Wildly original and warm without ever lapsing into sentimentality, after the quake is both a great ride and a testament to the healing powers of imagination…It’s the stuff of dreams.” – The Georgia Straight “I’ve never seen anything like it. And I loved every minute of it.” – Vancouver Courier Haruki Murakami is the West’s … Read more after the quake (remount)

Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut (tour)

Clark and I uses fact, fiction, video, interviews, a rabbit suit and anything else required to make sense of these found materials and the many lives interrupted along the way.

Hive 3

March 11 – 14 and 17 – 20, 2010

Twelve of Vancouver’s most adventurous theatre companies create short installations in a party atmosphere.

Tremors: Cozy Catastrophe

April 6 – 10 and 13 – 17, 2010

A dark comedy about ordinary folks bound together by extraordinary circumstance.

Tremors: I’m So Close…

April 6 – 10, 2010

“This show made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me think. I’m So Close…is filled with controlled chaos, wonderful physicality, clever comedy, emotional poignancy and a sense of reality and grounding that only comes from experienced and talented performers. Brilliant.” – Plank Winner of the Spotlight Award at the Summerworks Theatre Festival Steve … Read more Tremors: I’m So Close…

Tremors: KISMET one to one hundred

April 13 – 17, 2010

Four artists set out across Canada to interview one hundred people, ages 1 through 100, about their experiences and beliefs around fate and destiny.


Nov 4 – 19, 2011

When Jude discovers the body of a prehistoric boy frozen in the glacier, everyone finds their lives beginning to shift and thaw in unexpected ways.

Community Dinner

June 1 – 4, 2011

One part cooking show, one part biography and one part dinner party, this theatrical feast celebrated the one thing that unites us all – food.

Cozy Catastrophe

October 22 – November 4, 2012

Horrific events are overwhelming the entirety of human civilization. Four strangers must decide what to do with what could be their final hours. Should they pray? Fight back? Repopulate the earth? Or just get to know each other a little better?

Attacks Lab

January 18 – February 4, 2012

Attacks Lab was a curated series of events aimed at established and emerging theatre directors and practitioners. Over the course of the Festival, there was a series of investigations, contemplations and workshops with some of the most daring voices in contemporary theatre. Local and international directors engaged in a rigorous dialogue about the craft of directing … Read more Attacks Lab

Everything Is Terribly Nice Here

December 12th – 22nd, 2012

Everything is Terribly Nice Here by David van Belle – produced by Ghost River Theatre in association with Rumble, was a politically charged play inspired by the murder of Danish film maker Theo van Gogh by Muslim extremist Mohammed Bouyeri. Three years in the making, Everything is Terribly Nice Here is viscerally intelligent theatre that challenges and unsettles assumptions about … Read more Everything Is Terribly Nice Here

Tremors: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

April 10 – 21, 2012

Halfway between Heaven and Hell, in a place called Hope, history’s most infamous sinner stands trial. In a court room that’s as much ghetto as gospel, the witnesses are called – Mother Teresa, Pontius Pilate, Sigmund Freud, a foul-mouthed Saint Monica, a high school football coach, a handful of Jesus’ disciples – to decide questions … Read more Tremors: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Tremors: Giant Invisible Robot

April 17 – 21

Russel is a terminally shy young man who’s had one imaginary friend all his life. Unfortunately, that imaginary friend is a Giant Invisible Robot programmed to destroy.