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 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 (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 is an 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 Quito – Ecuador from a mix of Ecuadorian and Italian families, she sholds a BA in Applied Theatre from VIU and an Advanced Certificate in Arts & Entertainment Management from Capilano University. Since then, Angie has worked with a variety of theatre companies and performing arts festivals in Vancouver and has been involved in the inception of initiatives such as CultureBrew.art and CALTAC, which aim to advocate, celebrate and support IBPOC artists. Angie is ecstatic to become a Rumbler and work to uplift creative voices, as well as diverse communities.
Tent Project Manager
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).
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 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 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.
Lyndsay Watson – President
Andrew Forshner – Vice-President
Elizabeth Willoughby – Secretary
Jessica Anne Nelson