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.


February 24, 2020: Whose Show Is It, Anyway?

Join us for a special Living Room session as we sit down with 2019 Siminovitch Prize-winning theatre artist — and leader of Rumble’s 2020 Directors’ Lab — Maiko Yamamoto to talk about identifying the audiences for our work. Who is your show made for? Who’s your audience? Local? National? International? What’s the difference anyway? Please join us for what’s sure to be an insightful and thought-provoking conversation.

Monday, February 24, 2020, from 7pm – 9pm
PL 1422 studio, 1422 William Street, Vancouver
FREE Event; no advance registration required but you can RSVP on the Facebook event page

Guest Artist Biographies

Maiko Yamamoto seated.

Maiko Yamamoto. Photo: Stephen Drover.

Since 2003, Maiko has been an Artistic Director of Theatre Replacement, a company she formed with fellow artist James Long. The company’s work has focused on building new, experimental and intercultural performances that react to contemporary existence through a highly evolved and extended process of collaboration, and explores unique and challenging ways of using content and staging material. In addition to her work with T/R, Maiko directs, writes, teaches, mentors and creates contemporary performance for and with a diverse range of companies and institutions, including the National Theatre School, Company 605, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the MAKE Artists Residency in Ireland, among others. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and a MAA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Maiko will be facilitating this year’s Directors’ Lab (Feb 24 – 28, 2020 at PL1422).

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