Presented by Rumble

CALL FOR SUBMISSION The 4 Cardinal Points: Untrue Stories Live

Submissions due February 3rd, 2023

New Creations Cabaret Series

Application form found here
See below for more details.


Key Dates

Submission Deadline: February 3rd, 2023
Selection Announcement: February 13th, 2023
Artist Publicity Package Deadline: February 20th, 2023
Cue Sheets/Prompt Script Deadline: March 13th, 2023
Tech/Dress: March 17th, 2023 [Day]
Event Date: March 17th & 18th, 2023 [Evening]
Post Mortem via Zoom: March 27th, 2023

Outdoor Event Location: Woodland Park – 705 Woodland Dr, Vancouver [Tented]
Artists must be available for Tech/Dress and the Event.


Event Details

A night where we gather to share stories. 

Rumble is accepting submissions for its second New Creation Night of the 2022/2023 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 last season’s triptych of seasonal celebrations (Liminal Magic, Lupercalia, Ostara) and Harvest Moon this season, we are pleased to invite submissions on the theme of “The 4 Cardinal Points.”

As the 4 cardinal points appear in many cultures with different meanings, we invite you to explore what they mean to you. We welcome multiple interpretations, and of course the use of the theme as inspiration/“a jumping off point” for your piece.


New this time around: Experimental Venue

We invite you to collaborate with us on animating a new experimental venue – a portable creation tent in Woodland Park. Join us in the time honoured tradition of building a tent outdoors to house a night in which we share stories old, new, fiction and true. We invite your story to enter the tent to journey to The 4 Cardinal Points, the divine directions that hold universal intelligence, in search of coming back to centre, to the bare bones that are in alignment with the earth, fire, water and air.

Portable Outdoor Venue

Tech Offers:

  • Tech Rehearsal March 17 [Day]
  • Technicians to operate any technical needs
  • Amplified Sound and Playback
  • Basic RGB Lighting – Wash

Tech Limitations:

  • Environmental Light Pollution 
  • Limited Power
  • Projection unavailable
  • Rehearsal Space unavailable


Call Details

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.
We will select three pieces.

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 our events accessible to all artists, including D/deaf artists, artists with lived experiences of disability, neurodivergent artists and artists on the mental health spectrum; and are happy to make accommodations based on the access needs of our selected artists, including ASL interpretation and visual description. We especially encourage submissions from QTIBPOC. 


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. 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:

How to Submit: 

Please fill out the following form:

Or submit ONE pdf with the “What to Submit” information to New Creation Night Artistic Producer Tricia Trinh at 

For further information email We will be in touch with selected applicants by February 13, 2023.