The 2018 Tremors Festival of Emerging Talent (Aug 16-25) gets ready to open at Vancouver’s Italian Cultural Centre.
Here are five reasons we think you should go:
1. The future
As its name suggests, Tremors features a company of 38 emerging theatre
artists who will direct, design, stage manage, tech, produce, and perform in three
contemporary Canadian plays.
Pedro Chamale directs Christine Quintana’s Selfie, a play that delves into the world of sexual consent through a teenage lens.
3. Tiny Replicas
Shelby Bushell directs Vancouver playwright Dave Deveau’s Tiny Replicas. Exploring the challenges of a gay couple trying to have a baby, this semi-autobiographical piece “is both touching and funny“.
Mily Mumford directs Norman Yeung’s Theory, the story of a young tenure-track professor who tests the limits of free speech in what will eventually become a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.
5. A final farewell
This year’s Tremors marks the departure of Rumble Theatre’s artistic director Stephen Drover as he takes up a new role at the Arts Club. At the helm of this indie theatre group since 2012, Drover has been a driving force with Tremors, providing opportunities for emerging artists to build networks, receive professional mentorship, develop their craft, and work on exciting plays.