Rumble core staff L to R: Jarin Schexnider, Anna Brew, Maria Zarrillo, Jiv Parasram, and Angie Descalzi. Photos by Chelsey Stuyt

Core Staff

Jivesh Parasram
Artistic Director

Jivesh is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. His work has toured Nationally and Internationally. Jiv is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre, and became the Artistic Director of Rumble Theatre following three years as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. He was a member of the Cultural Leader Lab with the Banff Centre and Toronto Arts Council. His public service work has included collaborations with the Ad Hoc Assembly, The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an advisor to the National Arts Centre. His current cultural practice centres decolonization through aesthetics.



Jarin Schexnider
Managing Director (on maternity leave)

Jarin is an arts administrator and performer who has worked to build safe(r) spaces of creative expression for artists, explorers, and tinkerers for over 15 years. She is the founder and Artistic Director of What Lab, an arts incubator and warehouse space in East Vancouver. She holds a Masters of Archival Science from UBC and has worked in the art archives of The Cinematheque, Western Front, and BAM in Brooklyn, NY. She completed her undergraduate studies in Drama at Bennington College in Vermont. She calls herself a mom, a mover, a poet, a bike-rider, and so much more.


Maria Zarrillo
Interim Managing Director

Maria (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Vancouver-based Theatre & Film Producer with a background in stage management, mentorship, event organizing, advocacy, marketing, publicity, and audience services. They have worked with a variety of companies and communities in these capacities both locally and nationally. In addition to their freelance career, Maria is currently the Managing Producer with the frank theatre company and the Producer with Queer Based Media. Maria is a graduate of Studio 58’s production program, the University of Winnipeg with a major in Theatre & Film and a minor in Human Rights, and they are currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Justice Studies at Royal Roads University. Maria’s thesis research looks to Queer Utopian Theory to address the power imbalances between performing arts non-profit organizations and the freelance arts workers they engage.


Angie Descalzi
Artistic Producer

Angie Descalzi (She/Her) is an artist and award-winning producer and arts administrator, grateful to live and work on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Born and raised in beautiful Ecuador from a mix of Ecuadorian and Italian families, she holds a BA in Applied Theatre from VIU, an Advanced Certificate in Arts & Entertainment Management from Capilano University, and trained with Master Clown and Theatre Professor: Philippe Gaulier. Since then, Angie has worked with a variety of theatre companies and performing arts festivals in Metro Vancouver and has been involved in the inception of initiatives such as and CALTAC, which aim to advocate, celebrate and support IBPOC artists. Angie is ecstatic to be a Rumbler and work to uplift creative voices, as well as diverse communities.


Regular Staff

Anna Brew
Tent Project Manager

Anna Brew (She/her) is a producer, stage manager and all around ‘backstager’ who moved to the unceded and ancestral land of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people, also known as Vancouver, in January 2020. She is passionate about exploring the heart of Vancouver’s creative voice and producing inclusive theatre in non-conventional spaces for adults and children. With the help of the Vancouver Parks Board, Rumble Theatre and BCAC, Anna is currently working on creating outdoor venues in all capacities for everyone to gather, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company.



Jack Goodison
Technical Director

Jack (He/Him) is a Sound Designer and Technical Director who originates from the UK, now living in Vancouver. He works to create an atmosphere that immerses the audience into the world of the show, letting them escape reality and lose themselves in theatre. He has worked all across the UK and now designs on the ancestral and stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

In Canada, Jack has designed for Douglas College (Orlando; Mad Forest), Vancouver Opera (The Pearl Fishers), Massey Theatre/UBC (We Deserve to Work), Jeb Beach Productions (Terminus). He has been Technical Director for Rumble Theatre, Touchstone Theatre and Neworld Theatre (Assistant to Nicole Lamb).

Current Artists in Residence

Nora Vision
Artist in Residence and Professional Development

Nora Vision is a playwright, drag queen, and robotic emissary sent from the future. “Born and raised” on Treaty 1 territory, they have produced and performed in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Toronto SketchFest, and Ladyfest in Montreal. A recent graduate from National Theatre School’s Playwriting Program, Nora’s play SYCOPHANT was produced as part of the school’s New Words Festival May 2023. She is currently an artist in residence at Rumble Theatre, where she is developing “Waiting for Gal Gadot”, a one-woman drag talk show. As an artificially intelligent robot, Nora is interested in creating work that confronts identity, culture, and propaganda, questioning how each contributes, limits, and undermines one’s sense of reality.



Brandon Wint
Artist in Residence

Brandon is an Ontario-born poet, spoken word artist, educator and multi-disciplinary storyteller based in western Canada. For more than a decade, Brandon has been a sought-after touring performance poet, having shared his work all over Canada, and internationally at festivals and showcases in the United States, Australia, Jamaica, Latvia and Lithuania. Brandon is ever-grateful for the power of poetry as a spiritual technology and social force. He is devoted to using poetry as a tool for refining his sense of justice, love, and intimacy. Brandon Wint’s poems and essays have been published in The Ex Puritan, Event Magazine, Arc Poetry Magazine, and Black Writers Matter, among other places. Divine Animal (Write Bloody North, 2020) is his debut collection of poetry. His debut film, My Body Is A Poem/The World Makes With Me screened at DOXA Documentary Film Festival and Reelworld Film Festival in 2023.

Associated Artists

Shanae Sodhi

Shanae Sodhi (He/Him) is a graduate of Studio 58 where he was one of the establishing members and Head Organizer of the school’s Student Diversity Committee, a student lead group which works to give strength to marginalized groups within the theatre community by empowering students with the tools and knowledge to engage the conversations of inclusivity around them. He aims to create work that is community oriented and bridges performance with direct action activism.

Recent producing credits include: associate producer on The First Stone (New Harlem Productions), producer on Catalina La O: Ahora Conmigo (winner of the 2020 Fringe New Play Prize) and Mx by Lili Robinson (winner of the 2019 Fringe New Play Prize and Cultchivating the Fringe Award). He currently works with Rumble Productions.

Sena Yurika Takei Cagla

Sena is an immigrant multidisciplinary artist currently in the early stages of creating a multilingual theatre piece centering on family dynamics. Sena has worked with Rumble Theatre for almost two years in various roles from Art Administration to best chef specialized in cooking rice and beans (and hot dogs and clams)!


Monica Trejbal

Monica is a movement master who enriches her practice with flow art performance, hat manipulation and juggling techniques. She is a trained clown and dancer and circus artist, she brings 20 years of performance to the stage, film, circus ring and public space. With her extensive knowledge of the local performing arts industry, Monica is currently lending her talents to support Rumble with production and artist outreach for the 21/22 New Creation Night series, which is scheduled to perform next in February 2022.


Aki Yaghoubi

Aki is an Iranian-Canadian theatre and film artist. She is working on her second play “Tara’s Barrier” with the support of Rumble theatre and Canada Council for the Arts. She won the standout actress award from Reelworld Film Festival 2021 for her performance in Sin La Habana.


Elizabeth Willoughby – President
Andrew Forshner – Treasurer
Lyndsay Watson – Secretary

Members at Large

Jessica Nelson
Rei Ga-Wun Leung
Sara Smith