We Are Tempest

There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.
If the ill spirit have so fair a house,
Good things will strive to dwell with't
William Shakespeare
The Tempest

Tempest is a black box theatre that emphasizes original content and also a playful and provocative approach to classical and contemporary texts. It is operated by the Tempest Theatre & Film Society, a non-profit organization registered in British Columbia.

Tempest was founded in the spring of 2018 by Kate Twa, Ronan Reinart, and Andrea Agur. It comes on the heels of its founders' long creative histories, Kate and Ronan (along with actor John Cassini) having co-founded Vancouver's prestigious Railtown Actors Studio. Tempest reflects their appreciation of the South Okanagan as both an inspirational source and a unique destination. Our aim is to encourage and develop local, national, and international artistic outlets, focusing on theatrical and motion picture media.

Artistic Director Kate Twa pursues a vision of artistic excellence that expands boundaries and encourages artists and audiences alike to go deeper into the realms of human experience. We explore and present material that is, at times, challenging, funny, complex, dark, and joyful, always guided by the fundamental premise that truth is beauty.

Throughout the year, we offer several classes, special events, and performances, all consistent with Tempest's stated purposes. The society's purposes are set out in our Constitution, which you can read here.