This year's Tremors features a trio of plays: Selfie, Tiny Replicas & Theory.
This year's Tremors features a trio of plays: Selfie, Tiny Replicas & Theory.

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.

Some of the emerging talent who will direct, design, stage manage, tech, produce, and perform at this year's Tremors. Photo: Rumble Theatre / Facebook.
Some of the emerging talent at this year’s Tremors. Photo: Rumble Theatre/Facebook.

2. Selfie

Pedro Chamale directs Christine Quintana’s Selfie, a play that delves into the world of sexual consent through a teenage lens.

What happens when an incident shatters the connections between three friends?
What happens when an incident shatters the connections between three friends? Photo: Rumble Theatre/Facebook.

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“.

Simon and Ethan want to have a baby…but they can’t do it without the help of Dayna and Audrey.
Simon and Ethan want to have a baby…but they can’t do it without the help of Dayna and Audrey. Photo: Rumble Theatre/Facebook.

4. Theory

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.

In Theory, a social experiment takes a dark turn when online comments become abusive and threatening.
In Theory, a social experiment takes a dark turn when online comments become abusive and threatening. Photo: Rumble Theatre.

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.

Meet Vancouver theatre artist and artistic director of Rumble Theatre, Stephen Drover.
This will be the final year at Tremors for Rumble’s artistic director Stephen Drover as he takes on a new role with the Arts Club Theatre Company. Photo: File.

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