The Flow of Voice with Kendra Anderson
Instructor: Kendra Anderson
Where: Tempest Theatre 125 Eckhardt Ave E., Penticton
When: Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 9 am to 12 pm each day
Cost: $125
Deposit Deadline: February 21, 2020
Once you are accepted into class, a $60 non-refundable deposit is required.
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You are a storyteller, and your voice is how the story is heard.

Free your body, get out of your head, release your breath, and discover your voice.You will warm your body with yoga asana (postures) to better connect to your instrument and ground you in the present moment.

You will then dig deep into warm-ups and vocal techniques of Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman to strengthen, stretch, and expand your breathing and speaking capacities. This will lead to discovering YOUR optimum pitch, creating a fuller-sounding tone with resonance and power.

Develop deep breath awareness and supported, safe, emotional breathing. Set a practice to attain a strong and confident way of speaking. Kendra masterfully combines the teachings of Dr. MacGregor-Bannerman, her work with Speech-Language Pathologist Shelagh Davies (vocal health and safety) and her 500hr certification in Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.

This class encourages the body to open, builds stronger connectivity with the breath, and enables each student to find the power of their voice.


Teen Acting Intensive with Edward Foy and Kate Twa
Instructors: Edward Foy and Kate Twa
Where: Tempest Theatre 125 Eckhardt Ave E., Penticton
When: Sunday March 15 to Friday March 20, 2020
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: $595
Deposit Deadline: February 28, 2020
Once you are accepted into class, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required.
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In response to a flood of inquiries regarding acting for teens, Tempest is conducting a 6-day Teen Intensive Program over the Spring Break.

This immersive and rigorous class is ideal for any teen aged 13 to 18 interested in learning what it takes to become a professional actor in today’s industry.

Proper technique in approaching both stage and screen work is essential for maintaining a healthy work ethic, professional relationships, and endurance. Here we will provide the tools to help young actors understand these techniques and flourish within the challenges of developing career and craft.

Tempest will become a hub for young creatives to experience the art of acting as well as the business of acting. We will talk about agents, casting agents, headshots, resumes, and demo reels. Actors will get in front of the camera to practice auditioning for film and television, and on the Tempest stage, they will rehearse Scene Study with partners. Within these two disciplines, actors will train in text analysis, active listening, engaging truthfully, as well as the importance of working as a respectful ensemble.

Kate Twa and Edward Foy have coached and mentored hundreds of teens and Young Adults at Railtown Actors Studio in Vancouver to great success. They are thrilled to bring their combined experience to Penticton, providing ongoing training and support for actors to stay healthy, inspired, and balanced in a complicated and demanding industry.

If you are seriously considering the pursuit of this craft and are willing to put the work into this demanding and inspiring class, please email admin@tempest.ca for more information.


Scene Study - Rehearsal Technique with Kate Twa & Guests
Instructor: Kate Twa and Guest Instructors
Where: Tempest Theatre 125 Eckhardt Ave E., Penticton
When: Saturday March 21 & Sunday March 22 (future classes TBA)
Time: 11am to 5pm
Cost: $175
Deposit Deadline: March 6, 2020
Once you are accepted into class, a $75 deposit is required to hold your spot.
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Starting with the fundamentals of text analysis, research, and ethics during rehearsal, actors will explore their craft in daring new ways using classical training and original techniques created in Kate Twa's Ensemble Scene Study classes. Learn how to connect safely to emotional depth and develop a clear guide to creating complex scenes and rich, multilayered characters.

This is a workout class designed to teach actors how to break down their scenes and rehearse in efficient and imaginative ways. Through a variety of active, non-intellectual exercises such as regression and animal work, students will be encouraged to throw away preconceived ideas and trust the magic of impulse to make organic discoveries. An excellent opportunity to boost your work, get out of your head and on your feet!

**Actors will be required to prepare some work before class begins. This way, you will get the most out of your time with Kate.
**Schedule depending, this class will continue throughout Spring and Summer 2020


Acting: Career and Craft with Edward Foy and Kate Twa
Instructors: Edward Foy and Kate Twa
Where: Tempest Theatre 125 Eckhardt Ave East Penticton, BC
When: Saturday, April 11 & Sunday April 12, 2020
Time: 10am to 5pm
When else: Tuesday April 14, Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday April 16, 2020
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Cost: $450
Deposit Deadline: March 27, 2020
Once you are accepted into class, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required.
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More and more production companies are discovering the Okanagan to be an ideal shooting location, and why wouldn’t they?

Tempest is conducting a 2-day, 3-evening class to explore the art of acting as well as the business of acting for adults. This immersive and rigorous class is ideal for anyone interested in learning what it takes to become a professional actor in today’s industry or wanting a refresher.

Proper technique in approaching both stage and screen work is essential for maintaining a healthy work ethic, professional relationships, and endurance. We will provide tools to help actors understand these techniques and flourish within the challenges of developing both career and craft.

We will talk about agents, casting agents, headshots, resumes, and demo reels. Actors will get in front of the camera to practice auditioning for film and television, and on the Tempest stage, they will rehearse Scene Study with partners. Within these two disciplines, actors will train in text analysis, active listening, engaging truthfully, as well as the importance of working as an ensemble.

Kate Twa and Edward Foy bring their combined experience to Penticton, providing ongoing training and support for actors to stay healthy, inspired, and balanced in a complicated and demanding industry.

If you are seriously considering the pursuit of this craft and are willing to put the work into this important and inspiring class, please email admin@tempest.ca for more information.

We look forward to working with you.


Spring Intensive with Kate Twa
Instructors: Kate Twa & Guest Instructors
Where: Tempest Theatre and Film Society - 125 Eckhardt Ave East Penticton, BC
When: Monday, April 20 to Sunday, May 3
Time: 10am to 6pm (*Please be advised these hours may change during tech *Actors will need to prepare for the class and rehearse during it)
Presentations: April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2020
Cost: $995
Deposit Deadline: March 27, 2020
Once you are accepted into class, a $300 non-refundable deposit is required.
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The Classic. Kate Twa has been teaching this innovative and transformative Intensive for over 20 years. Developed with actors for actors, this immersive experience demands vigilance and courage as actors are guided by Kate’s vision and unrelenting belief in your artistic capabilities.

Now, in Tempest’s black box environment, the hours are even longer, requiring the type of artistic endurance that hits the refresh button. Actors will come to act. We will examine our craft and expand it, revealing deeper, more profound aspects of ourselves and our art.

To cap off the experience, scenes will be presented on Tempest’s stage for our second annual Spring Fling Presentation.