The Living Room – How to Chill Out

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7pm to 9pm
PL 1422 studio, 1422 William Street, Vancouver
FREE Event; no advance registration required

Photo: Harry Whittier Frees.

Rumble’s next Living Room is coming up soon! Join us on Sunday, March 3 as we delve into a discussion on self-care for artists and ways we can avoid burnout. Some of the questions we’ll be considering are:

How do you juggle professional and personal demands while safeguarding your creativity and maintaining good health?

Can rest be a radical act?

How do we support and encourage one another to take breaks? 

Rumble Artistic Director Jiv Parasram and Ariel Martz-Oberlander (Youth Program Manager at The Cultch) will be co-facilitating this session.

You don’t have to sign-up in advance but you can view the event details on Facebook and let us know if you’re interested in joining us.

**Please note that this Living Room is on a Sunday night rather than the usual Monday evening session**.



Ariel Martz-Oberlander is a theatre artist, writer, producer and teacher on stolen/occupied Coast Salish Territories with a background in community theatre. She divides her time between theatre and community organizing with much overlap. Ariel is the Youth Program Manager at The Cultch, supporting and facilitating artistic mentorships for artists 13-26 and producing the IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival in May. Her own practice often explores her complex relationship to the land as the granddaughter of refugees. Her current work in progress, “on behalf”, a performance for two dancers combining recorded text and ritual, and exploring themes of displacement from the body and life after assault, premiered at Vines Festival 2018 and is currently in development toward a full-length version. Ariel is the recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for emerging community artist.


The Living Room is co-produced by the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.

See a new creation in the works before you “chill out” with Rumble in our Living Room!

Our friends at Theatre Conspiracy are offering a cool opportunity to see a work-in-progress showing of their latest creation on Sunday, March 3rd. The showing will take place in the PL1422 studio at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm), before we turn the space over for the Living Room.

Here’s a little more about the project:

Theatre Conspiracy’s Isolation Suite.

Isolation Suite (working title) is a new, immersive theatre piece by Theatre Conspiracy Artistic Producer Tim Carlson. The piece investigates the continuum between the negative effects of social isolation and the restorative power of solitude within a media-saturated society. 

In the piece, UnDone is going grey – physically, mentally, spiritually, existentially. “I’ve lost my identity but remain a presence. Am I still a person?”

A first creation session further explores immersive audience division and multi-perspective concepts applied in such Theatre Conspiracy shows as Foreign Radical. Tim is collaborating with TC’s artist-in-residence Gavan Cheema (who participated in Rumble’s 2018 Directors’ Lab)  and Rumble Artistic Director Jiv Parasram. This short public showing (approx. 20-30 minutes) will wrap up their first creation period.

The showing is free to attend. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted.

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