Rumble Theatre presents
Don’t Do Dick
An original, estrogen-infused, adult rom-com romp!
Directed by Stephen Drover Written by and featuring Evelyn Chew, Emmelia Gordon, Christine Quintana, Pippa Mackie and Lindsay Winch
The Obstructions series rolls on! Rumble Theatre presents a new romantic comedy based on parameters tailor-made by their peers.
Hazel works at Gangbuy, a company aspiring to be the next Groupon. She dreams of something bigger and better, full of love and opportunities. When a promotion becomes available, she comes head-to-head with her office nemesis, Robin. Pretty soon sparks fly, insults are slung and desks get wet. See what happens when Hazel discovers what she really wants.
Last November, Rumble Theatre was handed these Obstructions with the challenge of building a show around them:
1). You may not use any set blocking or seminal text from previously published plays or other forms of literature
2). The piece must be an original collaborative creation with the text drawn from the group and must be in the form of a romantic comedy using an all-female cast
3). You may not use any ideas that are formulated outside of official rehearsal hours
Will they pass or fail in working with these limitations? The audience helps to decide! See the show and join in the post-show discussion.
Rumble Theatre produces contemporary plays from the Canadian and world repertoire, commissions & produces new Canadian adaptations of outstanding stories and fosters meaningful interactions between emerging and established artists.
Extra rad: at each Obstructions show the next theatre company on the list receives their obstructions, delivered under a spotlight by a shadowy emcee. On June 8th Neworld Theatre will receive their Obstructions!
See Rumble receive their Obstructions:
Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver’s Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits.
Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company will submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies will then be commanded to create their next production around those limitations. The obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers – a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre. Their individual tendencies toward form, place, style, theme, design, period, story are exposed and obstructed, spilling the artist’s bag of tricks all over the stage and out of reach.
Listen to Maegan Thomas’ piece about PL and Obstructions on CiTR.