Tempest Events



Noire Unscripted: The Dark Side of Wine Country

Dates: Friday, October 4 & Saturday October 5
Cost: $25
($15 at the door for students with valid ID*)
Where: Tempest Theatre 125 Eckhardt Ave E., Penticton
Time: 7:30 (doors and lounge open at 7)

*subject to availability

Tempest Theatre Presents Noire Unscripted a writing and theatrical performance improvised in real time.

On the Tempest stage, local writer Nikos Theodosakis and three Vancouver master improvisers will create and perform a play based on audience suggestions, the wild musings of Nikos and many, many interruptions to keep them charged, challenged and in the moment.

The unfinished script is performed (sight unseen) by the actors and when they run out of pages, they must continue the plot come hell or highwater and everything in between. Oh, and the writer can interject at any moment to ambush their logic and send them on a wild goose chase. Don’t believe it’s all made up? Then we’ll see you at both shows.

Our Players

Nikos Theodosakis

Stories matter to me. They have been my way of exploring and connecting to my ancestors, a way to explain and share my perspective with my family, my friends and sometimes, to wide and diverse audiences around the world.

I’ve explored storytelling through different modes. Photography, music, books, filmmaking, speaking – each offer a particular vocabulary and expression of what wants to be explored. Through all of them, there is a thread of me wanting to connect, to offer my personal experience and invite the audience to find their own personal meaning in that.

And now we explore Improv, I wonder what the hell that’s going to look like!

Graeme Duffy

Graeme is an established Actor and Improvisor. He is a long time cast member with the Vancouver TheatreSports League performing Improv Comedy to sold out shows weekly. Graeme has graced the stage with Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie, of Who’s Line is it Anyways, many times and is a Featured Performer at Comedy Festivals throughout North America. In 2015, Graeme was voted ‘Vancouver’s Best Improv Comic’ in a Georgia Straight reader poll.

As a Film & TV actor Graeme has an extensive resume which includes Siren (2018), The Murders (2019), Twilight Zone (2019) and the Netflix thriller The Perfection (2019).

Lauren McGibbon

Lauren is an actor and improvisor based in Vancouver. Lauren joined the MainStage ensemble at Vancouver Theatresports in 2012 and since then Improv has taken Lauren across the globe at festivals including Bristol United Kingdom, Improvaganza in Edmonton, DüoFest in Philadelphia, Stumptown in Portland, as well as playing on stages in L.A., New York, and Atlanta. She can also boast to having performed in international waters to guests of Princess Cruise Lines traveling through the Alaskan glaciers and Caribbean Islands.

Her film and television credits include Lemony Snicketts a Series of Unfortunate Events (2018-2019), Army of One (2016), and Trial and Error (2018).

Scott Patey

Scott is a professional actor, improviser & host with over 15 year’s experience. He has amassed over 60 film & Television credits on his acting resume, some of which include: Supernatural, Bates Motel and Greg Daniel’s new series, Upload, appearing on Amazon Prime in 2020. When he’s not acting, you can catch him performing improv comedy as a Mainstage player with the renowned Vancouver TheatreSports. He’s also had the opportunity to be a guest entertainer with Princess Cruise Lines, performing for passengers as they sail Alaska and the Caribbean.