The Living Room is a mixer-slash-mingler-slash-meeting for theatre artists to engage on topics that are important to our theatre community. Each event is centred around a specific theme. Rumble invites all artists to join us for these fun and stimulating evenings of conversation and community-building.  It’s a great opportunity to connect, network, and share news in a casual and fun environment.

All Living Room events start at 7pm and are held in the PL1422 studio (1422 William Street, Vancouver). The Living Room is free-of-charge and no advance sign-up is required.


October 7, 2019: Identity Play 

We’re kicking off this year’s Living Room series with “Identity Play” (yep, it’s a double entendre). Who are you? Who are we? Who’s behind the scenes? Does it matter? How do we demonstrate our positionality in the creation of art?

Our AD Jiv Parasram will co-host the evening with Chelsea Haberlin (AD of Neworld Theatre) and Emelia Symington Fedy (co-AD of The Chop).

Rumble’s Living Room: Identity Play
Monday, October 7, 2019, from 7pm – 9pm
PL 1422 studio, 1422 William Street, Vancouver
FREE Event; no advance registration required but you can RSVP on Facebook


Guest Artist Biographies

Chelsea Haberlin

Chelsea Haberlin is Artistic Director of Neworld Theatre and Co-Artistic Producer of ITSAZOO Productions. As a director she has worked with: ITSAZOO Productions, Neworld Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre, Theatre SKAM, Pacific Theatre, Delinquent Theatre, and many more. Chelsea is forever searching for new ways to surprise and engage an audience and is particularly passionate about meaningful collaboration, immersive environments, community engagement, and reconciliation. Chelsea has an MFA in directing from UBC and a BFA with a specialization in Applied Theatre from UVic. She is the recipient of the Sydney J Risk award in directing, the Ray Michal award for outstanding body of work by an emerging director and a two-time winner and five-time Jessie Richardson Award nominee for Outstanding Direction.


Emelia Symington Fedy.

Emelia Symington Fedy is co-Artistic Director of The Chop, a Vancouver based award-winning company with fifteen new works that have toured nationally and internationally.  Alongside her shared company with Anita Rochon, Emelia has creation credits on over twenty new Canadian plays under her belt. A performer, creator, writer and producer, Emelia has worked alongside The Arts Club, Leaky Heaven, Caravan Farm Theatre, Radix and many other companies creating new work. When not working in theatre, Emelia writes and voices personal essays for The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio. Emelia is a graduate of Studio 58 and SFU Writers Studio. She also leads workshops and retreats for womxn and creativity at

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