Presented by Rumble

Tremors 2023

May 18-20, 2023

including The Stages of Transformation Creative Cohort Showcase, May 22-26


Venue: Progress Lab 1422
1422 William St, Vancouver BC

Doors: 7pm
Shows begin:

Suggested $20, pay what you decide

Click here for more info on The Stages of Transformation Creative Cohort Showcase

Join us for Rumble’s 2023 Tremors Festival showcasing new visions of live performance, presenting six works from across Canada, bringing a diverse array of exploration on the idea of interconnectedness, as well as the role of spirit across world views and experience. Think art party night, with multiple shows happening throughout ProgressLab. Pick a colour track and plan your evening, or choose the Surprise me! track for an unknown journey.

And check out Tremor’s special presentation of Stages of Transformation Creative Cohort Showcase, in partnership with National Arts Centre on May 22-26th.


One ticket gets you three shows in one night! Purchase your tickets here.

Each night an audience member chooses different pathways throughout the festival, roaming the Progress Lab 1422 venue. 

Purple Track
Order of the New Hyphae
The Knoll
The ghosts within us/les fantômes qui nous habitent

Green Track
The Fresh Prince of Egypt
TAOS: Song Cycle
The Ghosts Within Us/les fantômes qui nous habitent

Surprise Me! Track 
Roll a die at box office to determine your track for the night


Shows begin at 7:30pm with a welcome performance of благословення (blahoslovennia) by Sasha Theodora, with the final performance beginning approximately 9:30pm.

We encourage audiences to take the leap and choose the Surprise Me! track. We have limited tickets available for coloured tracks and once those sell out, everyone will roll the die to choose their fate.

If you would like to buy tickets to a single show or have any needs that inhibit your ability to see all of the shows, please reach out at

New to Progress Lab 1422? Here is a visual story to help you better understand getting to and around our space: PDF version, word doc version.


About the works

благословення (blahoslovennia)

Sasha Theodora will be presenting “благословення” (“blahoslovennia”) an audio visual immersive exploration of Ukrainian ritual created in collaboration with Gabbie Che to promote their upcoming film “Bohyni” and open the evening of performances.

Creative Team
Sasha Theodora – director / co-producer / performer
Gabie Che – cinematographer/co-producer
Robbie Teehan – composer


About the Creator
Sasha Theodora is a Ukrainian-Canadian interdisciplinary artist and musician. Her practice focuses on the existential struggles of identity and the intersection between art and accessibility. She uses her years of research into Ukrainian polyphonic singing and background in theatre as the backbone for her work


Fresh Prince of Egypt

The Fresh Prince of Egypt is an irreverent mash-up of age old Jewish tradition and NSFW hip hop storytelling.


About the Creator
David Kaye is an award-winning actor and producer living, working, and playing on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. David has continued to work in film, television, voice overs and theatre for almost 30 years. In 2008, he branched out into production as well, and since then has had a hand in producing more than 50 productions from commercials and web series to TV movies and a feature film. David is also an acting coach and teacher at Shoreline Studios. Most recently, David has become willfully whisked away with written word wizardry and its older, obvious, perpetual pen pal, oratory performance (he loves a little alliteration). David is thrilled to be working with Omari Newton and Amine Bouzaher again, and is very grateful and humbled to be in such excellent company in this round of Rumble Theatre’s TREMORS.


Order of the New Hyphae

Order of the New Hyphae is an immersive, devised performance that reconstructs ecological thought and post human spiritualities through the lens of an apocalyptic fungi cult.


About the Creator
Samantha Walters is an emerging interdisciplinary performer, writer, and creator based on xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) lands. She was born in England and raised in Hong Kong. They mostly work between contemporary performance, directing, and video making and their most recent works examine ecological relationships and post-human spiritualities, with a heavy favour towards the weird, the dark, and the camp. Collaboration within communities and alongside the non-human lies at the heart of her process. She holds a BFA honours in Theatre Performance from Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts, where she performed in and collaborated on multiple mainstage productions, as well as directed work for the LIVE ACTS Festival. Her work has been presented by UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness, What Lab, the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, the Arts Club, and the Or Festival. You can find more of her work at

Order of the New Hyphae was created with Avery Chapman, Blake Hobson-Dimas, Clare Noble, Denise Faith Cachero, Tamlin Vetter, and Viviane Wu.


The ghosts within us/les fantômes qui nous habitent

Ghosts Within is an audiovisual performance that explores the weight of cultural and religious background on individuals in the diaspora through electronic music, Arabic themes and 3D visuals.

Time and distance collapse in this performance, which draws on sharing traditions dating back hundreds of years to mix them with modern electronic productions and visuals. This is music of primitive essence and nameless nostalgia, full of electronic frequencies that seem to touch an ancient pain in our lives. In an identity that is never totally Canadian, nor totally foreign.


About the Creators

Firas Nassri is a Syrian-Canadian musician, artist and producer based in Montreal. Through his music, he wishes to explore the concepts of identity, culture and the meaning of creativity. Drawing inspiration from his origins, he strives to create art that reflects his multidimensional identity


Jonathan Hardy is a visual artist and creative developer at the PHI center. It was in architecture school that Jonathan entered the world of XR, showing his designs virtually, notably during an international competition in China. He then consolidated his skills with a master’s degree in digital project management and creative development at UDEM.


The Knoll

The Knoll is a ghost story and therapy simulation in which a son remembers his father, Norfolk County’s most infamous mischiefmaker. The semi-autobiographical performance combines scripted material and improvisation to contrast Indigenous and non-Indigenous understandings of grief and the joy of being haunted by people and places we miss.


About the Creator
Jeff D’Hondt is a KM Hunter Award nominee with Belgian Canadian and Lenape ancestry (Six Nations of the Grand River). His debut stageplay, A False Face, premiered at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and was remounted as A Spirit’s Face in Toronto. He was the Associate Producer of MSM at World Pride and writer/producer of Everything I Couldn’t Tell You at the Riser Project, the script for which will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2024. He is also a social worker with three decades of experience in the field, accompanied by a Master of Social Work degree from York University where his work with devised theatre for Indigenous youth was awarded the Gerry Erickson Prize for Best Practice Research Paper.


TAOS: Song Cycle

TAOS (The Art of Storytelling) is a new multi-disciplinary work, developed largely in ceremony in three different countries over the span of six years, rooted in the ancestral theatre tradition, inspired by stories and teachings from the Mayan Popol Vuh. TAOS infuses Indigenous traditions with current cultural aesthetics bringing the audience on a theatrical journey through allegory and myth – a retelling of who we are by connecting to our ancestral voices, cosmic energy, and to the land.


About the Creator
B’atz’ Recinos was born and raised on Turtle Island and is of Latinx descent with mixed Mayan roots from the K’iche’ and Kaqchikel Nations of Iximulew (Guatemala). Their commitment to equitable and diverse practices within the arts has led them to speak at YouthREX and several other panels and conferences and publish articles with NOW, Intermission Magazine, and contribute to The Director’s Lab book published by Playwright Canada Press. A trained facilitator, B’atz’ has delivered various workshops with youth, artists, and communities across Ontario. In performance, B’atz’ has recently presented: TAOS as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER 2022, TAOS 2.0 as part of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival, the music video ¿Quien Somos Ya? for RISER Digital, and can also be seen on the Showcase show: The Lost Symbol and as a series regular on the new PBS cartoon series Workout Wombats premiering in 2023. A Humber Performance Alum and founder of Creative Mafia Arts. B’atz’ is also a Maya Ajq-ijab (Day Keeper) belonging to Wajxaqib’ B’atz’ Council of Sumpango Guatemala.

Festival Team

Lead Producer: Paige Louter
Ancillary Producer: Debbie Courchane
Technical Director: Jack Goodison
Technical Support: Christian Ching
Box Office & Audience Relations: Anna Brew



With support from

Rumble gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the province of British Columbia.

Special Thanks to:

Nicole Lamb
Craig Alfredson
Playwrights Theatre Centre
Electric Company Theatre