Interdisciplinary company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, founded in 1990 by Norman Armour and Chris Gerrard-Pinker. Armour was Artistic Director to 2005, followed by Craig Hall, and Stephen Drover in 2012. The current A.D. is Jivesh Parasram.
Rumble Theatre practices an interdisciplinary approach to theatre, facilitating collaboration among artists of all media to create new productions for the theatre and other media. It aims to enable established artists to take risks; to develop BC’s playwrights and creators; and to mentor emerging artists.
It has presented its works at various venues in and around Vancouver, but notably within the Vancouver Fringe Festival and at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. From its inception, it has produced 12 original plays, 25 presentations of work from across Canada and beyond, 5 Canadian tours; 5 live-to-air theatre/radio events; 6 short films for Bravo!; and 36 installments of a monthly radio arts program.
Among its productions are: Recovery by Greg MacArthur (2006); a reworking of Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds (1999/2000); Vanunu, I Am a Spy (1999/2000); tattoos (1996); TABS (1995); STRAINS (1994); A Concise History of Drumming (1993); Manipulations (1992); and The Company Project (1991).
It is partly funded by grants from the Canada Council, City of Vancouver Office of Culture and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Last updated 2018-10-19