Presented by Rumble Theatre

Tremors 2016

August 11 – 20, 2016

Summer Festival Showcase

at the Italian Cultural Centre

“Rumble Theatre’s summer festival is gritty, fresh, and outstandingly brave. But beyond the content and the actual productions themselves, [Tremors] crucially demonstrates to the theatre community, patrons and professionals alike, that young artists matter.”

– Dale MacDonald, Daily Hive

The 2016 edition of Tremors, our festival of emerging talent, featured outstanding scripts (Dry Land by Ruby Rae SpiegelBetter Angels: A Parable by Andrea Scott, and Bull by Mike Bartlett) and a talented company of emerging artists who directed, managed, designed, and performed the shows.


The Tremors 2016 Plays

Dry Land by Ruby Rae SpiegelEster is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land dives into the lives of two teen girls and explores what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. Spiegel’s play, her first full-length work, was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2015.Directed by Laura McLean
Featuring Shauna Griffin, Chris Lam, Anais West, Elizabeth Willow, Miriam Barry, Quinn Cartwright, Jenna Mairs, Sachi Nesbit & Raymond Hatton
Set and Costume Design by Sandy Margaret
Lighting Design by Nicole Weismiller
Sound Design by Dylan McNulty
Stage Management by Shila Amin
Assistant Stage Management by Linzi Voth

Better Angels: A Parable
 by Andrea ScottAkosua moves from Ghana to Canada for a better life and finds a special kind of hell tailored just for her. Think slavery is over? Think again, as liars get caught in their own webs. Winner of the 2015 SummerWorks Prize for Production.Directed by Eleanor Felton
Featuring Britney Buren, Julie Disher & Chris Francisque
Set Design by Sarah Mabberley
Costume Design by Heather Schmit
Lighting Design by Sophie Tang
Sound Design by Karina Pry
Stage Management by Xin Xuan Song

 by Mike Bartlett

Audiences get ringside seats as three coworkers fight to keep their jobs. Brutal and hard-hitting, Bull is an unflinching look at a toxic corporate culture from which no one escapes unscathed. Mike Bartlett is the Olivier Award-winning playwright of Cock, which Rumble produced in our 2015-16 season.

Directed by Jamie King
Featuring Pedro Chamale, Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, Lucy McNulty & Adam Olgui
Set Design by Arlen Kristian Tom
Costume Design by Kaitlin Williams
Lighting Design by Joel Grinke
Sound Design by Ryan Scramstad
Stage Management by Jessica Keenan

Festival Technical Direction by Patsy Tomkins

Project supporters: RBC Foundation, The Youssef-Warren Foundation
Media sponsor: The Georgia Straight