Presented by Rumble

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- Summertide: Untrue Stories Live

Submissions due April 21 at 11:59 pm [PST]

New Creations Cabaret Series

Application form found here
See below for more details!

Key Dates

Submission Deadline: April 21st, 2024 at 11:59 pm (PST)
Selection Announcement: May 1st, 2024
Artist Publicity Package Deadline: May 10th, 2024
Tech Requirements Deadline: May 27th, 2024
Cue Sheets/Prompt Script Deadline
: June 3rd, 2024
Tech/Dress: June 7th, 2024 [Day]
Event Date: June 7th & 8th, 2024 [Evening]
Post Mortem via Zoom: week of June 10-14 [date/time TBD]

Artists must be available for all the above dates and times.

Outdoor Event Location: Woodland Park – 705 Woodland Dr, Vancouver [Tented]



Event Details

“Summertide: Nourish the Light within”

A night where we gather to share stories.

Rumble is accepting submissions for its final New Creation Night of the 2023/2024 season. It’s something like a storytelling night, only the stories don’t have to be true. But they can be, because there’s always a little truth in fiction.

Following up on the success of previous seasonal celebrations (Liminal Magic, Ostara, Harvest Moon) and last Fall’s Symbiotic, we are pleased to invite submissions on the theme of “Summertide.”

What is “Summertide” you may ask? It’s like “Summer time” except old-timey. (Like “Yuletide in winter”).

We invite you to collaborate with us in animating our experimental venue – a portable creation tent in Woodland Park. You may recall it from our pilot ‘park cabaret’ “The Four Cardinal Points” last March (it’ll be warmer this time – we promise.)

Bid farewell to the springtime frenzy, and embrace the laid vibes of summer! Soak in the season of rest and reflection. What discoveries can be found by gazing inward? If we allow ourselves to ponder and contemplate, where might our imagination lead us? Could the warmth of the summertide cut through the frost of winter? Let’s dive deep into uncovering what nourishes and replenishes the light within.


Portable Outdoor Venue

Tech Offers:

  • Tech Rehearsal June 7 [Day]
  • Technicians to operate any technical needs
  • Amplified Sound and Playback (must stay within city noise restrictions)
  • Basic RGB Lighting – Wash

Tech Limitations:

  • Environmental Light Pollution (tricky with light/video)
  • Limited Power
  • Projection unavailable
  • Rehearsal Space unavailable on site (though we can support rehearsal space at Progress Lab 1422 May 31st-June 6th)


Call Details

We will select three pieces.

We strongly encourage works including:
Creative Fiction
Futurism and Afrofuturism
Storytelling and Fable
Underrepresented and Experimental Forms of Storytelling
Multidisciplinary work
Multilingual work
Work fusing genres 

Works should have a maximum running time of 12 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants whose project draws on or shares traditional knowledge must be able to verify adequate permissions to share this story in public. 

We strive to make participating in our events accessible to all artists, and work to eliminate barriers where possible. If you have any access needs that you’d like us to know about please do let us know.


How it works:

  1. We select story concepts submitted by you.
  2. Selected Artists write a piece (maximum 12 minutes). 
  3. Pieces will be performed by the writer or another artist as you see fit. 
  4. We will provide an additional fee/resources for a collaborative artist as appropriate.
  5. Everything gets recorded and is available as archival.
  6. We may request to host pieces online for a short time to increase access to them. You maintain full creative rights to your piece.
  7. Important: This all happens LIVE, IN PERSON, IN A PARK!

Selected Applicants will receive:

Presentation Fee ($1000)
Collaborating Artist Fee as appropriate (up to $500) 


Submission Details

What to Submit:

  • Tell us who you are: What is your cultural/artistic background and preferred pronoun?
  • What do you want to create/do? Why this story? Why now? 
  • Is there a collaborating artist you will be working with? If so, what is their role? 
  • Send us something to get to know your artistry better. This could be:
    -Past writing
    -Video or audio of you performing/your work being performed
    -Audio recording of you reading something you care about

Please include any access needs you may have. If a written submission is not accessible to you, we will accept applications in the format of a voice recording or video submission.


How to Submit: 

Please fill out this form.

If you need assistance with filling out this form or would like to submit in a different format, please let the Artistic Producer know.

For further information: or email angie[at] (Artistic Producer)

We will be in touch with selected applicants by May 1, 2024.