8 local actors. 5 hard-hitting scenes. 6 weeks under the direction of Tempest Artistic Director and Founder Kate Twa.
Scene Study – Local Ensemble – Presentations
What: Local Ensemble Presentation 2019
Where: Tempest Theatre
125 Eckhardt Ave E., Penticton
Date: Saturday October 12 – 7:30pm and Saturday October 19 – 1:30pm **
Featuring: Cate Critchlow, Sarah Foss, Kim Russell, Kelly Terbasket, Jess Glavina, Jenny Moon Makepeace, Donna- Marie DeLorey and Mia Harris and guest actor Corey Woods.
**Ten ‘pay what you can’ tickets will be set aside at the door for Saturday, October 19 matinee
Scenes deal with themes including but not limited to family dysfunction, drug and alcohol addiction, abuse, bad poetry and cock fighting (no actual roosters harmed in the production of the work).
Join us for the inaugural presentation of the Tempest Local Ensemble!
People, Places and Things
by Duncan MacMillan with Corey Woods
Emma is an actress. She is also a confrontational, drug-addled mess interested in how far and fast she can fall. During a production of Checkhov’s The Seagull, she becomes the star of her own tinsel tragedy. Finally, she reaches out for help.
Laundry and Bourbon
by James McClure with Jenny Moon Makepeace and Jess Glavina
Elizabeth and Hattie are close and dysfunctional friends who are trying to come to terms with their lives. Feeling unsettled and unsatisfied, they reflect on the past and wonder how things went so wrong.
by Mike Batistick with Kelly Terbasket and Kim Russell
Rosalind, who has been secretly receiving money from her ex-friend Lina’s husband, is desperate to keep it flowing despite Lina being pregnant. All the while her husband, Floyd, has been kicked out and is crashing on Lina’s couch.
by George F. Walker with Catherine Critchlow and Sarah Foss
Denise, a troubled young mother, goes head to head with her assigned social worker, Helen, in an effort to get her daughter back.
by Rory Kinnear with Mia Harris and Donna-Marie DeLorey
Mother and daughter, through years of being tethered to the needs of a severely disabled loved one, open up wounds and face off in this scene.
People, Places and Things
by Duncan MacMillan with Corey Woods and Kim Russell
After 28 days in rehab, Emma challenges her doctor.
Catherine Anne Critchlow has been hitting the stage in Penticton since the age of six starting with intensive dance training and shifting to theatre in high school. Now twenty, they have performed in the past three Soundstage Productions, 2019’s Ryga Festival and most recently Tommy! This is their first show with Tempest Theatre (but hopefully not the last). You can catch them in Soundstage’s Urinetown in 2020.
Donna-Marie DeLorey‘s passion for acting was ignited in early childhood and has never let go. She has trained in Calgary and Vancouver and has been involved in community theatre in northern British Columbia and Okanagan Valley. Hailing from Antigonish, Nova Scotia Donna-Marie has a Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Health Studies with minor in Gerontology degree and diploma in Human Resource Management. She is thrilled to work under the direction of Kate Twa at Tempest Theatre where “anything can happen” and it does!
Sarah Foss is a Kelowna based actor. She recently appeared in Shakespeare Kelowna Theatre Society’s Twelfth Night and Red Dot Players’ Pride and Prejudice. She is incredibly excited to be working with Kate Twa and the Tempest Ensemble.
Jess Glavina was last on stage performing someone else’s written work about 15 years ago in a high school musical at Summerland Secondary School. ‘Acting-curious’ and deeply in love with theatre, Jess is grateful to Kate Twa and the Tempest community for this opportunity to reconnect with this delicious art form.
Mia Harris is excited to be a part of the Local Tempest Ensemble. She is a trained classical singer and has been performing in concerts, opera, oratorio and musical theatre for over 20 years. She has written, performed and produced a solo performance piece entitled ‘Biography of a Voice’. Mia teaches voice at the Penticton Academy of Music and early childhood music classes with Little Tree Music Together.
Jenny Moon Makepeace
After living in the Okanagan for over a decade, Jenny has recently rekindled her love of theatre, with recent training at Tempest Theatre with Kate Twa and Edward Foy. Her earlier studies in acting took place on Gabriola Island, at Theatre Centre. In the last Number of years, she has performed in The Good Doctor with Barebones Theatre and The Murder Room with Many Hats Theatre.
Kim Russell came back to her first love, theatre, just 5 years ago after overcoming a ‘reading out loud’ phobia. She is now a member of Many Hats Theatre group and has since been in 6 productions. She is thrilled to have such a high caliber of training available in Penticton, so she can continue to develop as an actress.
Kelly Terbasket’s passion for theatre was ignited by her grade 5 teacher who cast her as The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. She returned to the stage joining the Cawston Players community theatre group for several production. She initiates many creative ventures such as mask dance performances and the MooTown Girls lip sinc dance troupe. Kelly has a passion for community building using the arts to create safer spaces and deepen the conversation. She finds Black Box theater one of the most powerful conduits for personal transformation and human connection. Nothing has ever pushed her this hard to discover and liberate repressed and hidden aspects of herself!
Corey Woods was born in the small village of Fruitvale, BC. After graduating she moved to Vancouver to pursue her passion for acting. She quickly booked her first role in The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story and since then, has had opportunities to work on Hallmark’s Love on The Slopes, Lifetimes Britney Ever After, and also CW’s Supernatural, among many more film and television credits. Corey has lots of exciting projects on the rise, be sure to watch for her.