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How Tempus Got Here:

In 2005, five actors - Anna Hagan, Anthony F. Ingram, Bert Steinmanis, Valerie Sing Turner and T Weir - were brought together as part of the cast of Caryl Churchill's groundbreaking work, Cloud 9, which became both an audience and critcal success. Challenged by the complexity of the play and inspired by each other's talent, ideas and passions, we sought a way to continue working together on scripts that challenged actor and audience both artistically and intellectually.

Thus, a new theatre company was born in Vancouver: Tempus Theatre

For almost two years, we met monthly; reading plays, debating theatre esthetics, and planning the debut of Tempus Theatre. With the wide variety of training and experience in the room, the debating was always heated and the goal always to communicate ideals and dreams clearly and passionately.

After reading and arguing our way through countless scripts, we discovered Edward Albee's gem of a play A Delicate Balance. After one reading, the decision was instantly unanimous that this was a play that met with our collective ideals, provided each member with a challenge, and was the perfect vehicle with which to launch Tempus Theatre in March 2007.

A Delicate Balance became, like Cloud 9 before it, a success with both audience and critics.

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What Tempus Stands For:

We are convinced of the power of language and lament the movement towards a "bite-size culture".

We believe that the actor's performance is the heart of theatre.

We believe that theatre should reflect all members of its community.

Celebrating the ephemeral essence of theatre the unrepeatable moment of performance Tempus is committed to creating, fostering, developing and producing strong, text-based work that provokes consideration of the past that has shaped us, the present we live in and the possible futures we may encounter.

By choosing to call our company Tempus, we are recognizing and honouring those unique moments of performance that make theatre so vital. We also recognize that by living in one of the most diverse communities in the world that we must reflect, define and describe the cultural richness of the community in which we live and work.

Founding Members
Anna Hagan - Tempus Theatre Company Vancouver Anthony F. Ingram - Tempus Theatre Company Vancouver Bert Steinmanis - Tempus Theatre Company Vancouver Valerie Sing Turner - Tempus Theatre Company Vancouver
Anna Hagan
An acting career which spans over 30 years, Anna has performed in Los Angeles, New York, and at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. Her directing credits include radio drama productions for CBC, assistant director to Robin Phillips with his Young Company @ Stratford, Waiting for Godot and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Arena Theatre and for the Bardathon at Christ Church Cathedral, Anna directed Henry 1V part one, and Henry V, and acted in Julius Caesar, and The Winter's Tale. In 2001 she appeared at the World Stage Festival in Robin Phillip's acclaimed production of The Mill on the Floss.
A strong advocate for children's theatre, Anna has acted in Little Women, and Anne for Carousel Theatre.
Her film and T.V. credits are numerous and she can soon be seen in the upcoming film Judicial Indiscretion. Anna is a co-artistic director of Western Gold Theatre Company, and also a co-founder of Westend Productions.
Anthony F. Ingram
A native of Vancouver, Anthony is a graduate of both UBC and Studio 58, and has performed throughout Canada, including a season with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Grand Theatre - London, Ontario (She Stoops to Conquer), Caravan Farm Theatre (Macbeth), Rosebud Opera House, Alberta (The Foreigner), the national tour of Judith Marcuse's ICE: beyond cool, and recently toured across Canada and to San Jose, California with Electric Company's Brilliant!. Recent local credits: Madduck Equity Co-op?s Titus Andronicus, The Elephant Man (Five Bob Equity Co-op), Cloud 9 (Pak-N-Go Equity Co-op) The Front Page (Ensemble Theatre Company), Silence (Shameless Hussies), Halo and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Pacific Theatre). His directing credits include The Best Restaurant in the World Ever (Thousand Year Itch), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Vancouver Fringe), The Sin Eater (Tumnus Tales Prods.), Private Eyes (Rorschach Equity Co-op), Beggars at the Waters of Immortality: Three One-Act Plays by W. B. Yeats (Dumb Prophet Equity Co-op) and the Canadian Premiere of Jennifer M. Hendrix's The Hungry Season (Pacific Theatre). Anthony is proud to serve on CAEA's BC/Yukon Advisory.
Bert Steinmanis
Bert is thrilled to be joining together with such an eclectic group of people to present great and important theatre. Theatre acting credits: Cloud 9 (Pak-N-Go Co-op), 'Tis Pity She's A Whore and Portia, My Love (Ensemble Theatre Company), The Tempest (Mad Duck Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac and The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (Mentors Project), Kreskinned (Theatre Tart), and two and a half years at the bankrupted STORYEUM. Directing credits: The Seagull, Translations and Of Mice And Men (Mice and Mentors Co-op), CUT! (Slasher Co-op), The Rise And Rise Of Daniel Rocket (The ODD Group), The Apple Of Contentment and Fear (Cabbagetown Theatre Company). Film/Television: Jake 2.0 and Flush.
Valerie Sing Turner
Valerie has been a professional theatre artist and writer for more than a decade. Favourite stage credits: T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral (City Stage New West), Women at Play(s) 3 (32 Sisters Co-op), A Delicate Balance (Tempus Theatre), Quarry (Sunshine Theatre, Kelowna), Henry IV, Part 1 (Shakespeare Project), Cloud 9 (Pak'n'Go Equity Co-op), Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare in the Rough, Toronto), The Concubine's Children (TheatreOne, Nanaimo), Beggars at the Waters of Immortality (Dumb Prophet Equity Co-op), Fugitives (Theatre Conspiracy) and The Malaysia Hotel (Visceral Visions), which she also produced. Valerie also co-produced the Dora-nominated premiere of The Yoko Ono Project in Toronto, and the Canadian premiere of Laurence Fishburn's Riff Raff. Other credits: TV (The 4400, Nikita, Alice I Think, Da Vinci's City Hall) as well as voices for animation and CBC radio dramas; Artistic Producer of Visceral Visions; and articles for the Canadian Theatre Review and Ricepaper Magazine. Her first play, Confessions of the Other Woman, was a winner of the 2005 Solo Collective Emerging Writers Competition and voted the CBC Radio Listener's Choice. Valerie is serving her second term as a member of Equity's BC/Yukon advisory. Upcoming: Theatre Terrific's The Secret Son, opening April 22!
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Board of Directors
Chair - Anna Hagen
Secretary - Cindy Muir
Treasurer - Bert Steinmanis
Members at Large
Al Frisk
Gary Ingram
Margaret Tom-Wing
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Associate Members
Teryl Rothery - Tempus Theatre Company Vancouver

Teryl Rothery
Teryl was last seen on stage this past summer playing KATE in Taming of the Shrew and LOIS in Kiss Me Kate for Showcase Festival on Vancouver Island. For the past two years, she has appeared here at the JAC in Mad Duck's Production of Titus Andronicus, playing TAMORA, Queen of the Goths, and Julius Ceasarplaying CALPURNIA. Most recent film credits include a gust role and Psyche, a recurring role on KYLE XY, and a guest appearance in the latest installment of BABYLON 5. Teryl also spent seven years playing Dr. Janet Fraiser on STARGATE SG-1. You can see her on the big screen in the soon to be released supernatural thriller entitled Whisper for Universal Pictures. This is truly an honour to be part of Tempus Theatre's debut performance.

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Past Productions
A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee

Colin Thomas, of the Georgia Straight, says:

"Albee's A Delicate Balance overflows with such philosophical subtlety and wit that you will be renewed if you see it...
the strengths of this production allow the play to shine through - brilliantly. Anna Hagan's performance is grounded and richly intelligent. Terence Kelly delivers masterful work as Tobias. And Teryl Rothery is wrenchingly funny."

Jo Ledingham, of the Vancouver Courier, says

"It's a subtle, creepy play-a modern horror story.
Anthony F. Ingram deftly directs this Pulitzer Prize-winning play... Anna Hagan and Terence Kelly as Agnes and Tobias... are a joy to watch."

Jerry Wasserman, of The Province and Vancouverplays.com, says

"In this Tempus Theatre production, real-life couple Anna Hagan and Terence Kelly skillfully embody Agnes and Tobias...Kelly, especially, gets it absolutely right in his portrait of the hollow man and his quiet, contained, befuddled despair."

Jane Penistan, of reviewVancouver.org says

"With intelligent direction of Anthony F. Ingram and strong, assured and convincing performances... this is a well conceived production of a seldom presented, but well written and interesting play... it is well worth going to Jericho Arts Centre to see this maintenance of A Delicate Balance."

Tempus Theatre, Vancouver's newest theatre company, presents Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play:
A Delicate Balance.

On an autumn weekend, Agnes and Tobias find their stately home invaded by her alcoholic sister, their daughter who has just left her fourth marriage, and their best friends seeking refuge from a mysterious terror. As the powerful ties between family, friends and each other begin to pull in opposing directions, Agnes and Tobias discover that more is at stake than just who gets the spare room.

Click here for information about Edward Albee- Tempus Theatre presents A DELICATE BALANCE

March 1 - March 18, 2007
8 pm Tuesday to Sunday
Jericho Arts Centre
1675 Discovery Street
(at NW Marine Drive)

Pay What You Will:
Feb 28 (preview), March 6 & 13
"[A Delicate Balance] is basically about these people who have accommodated to their own weaknesses and compromises, the adjustments they've made. When the time comes that there is a demand put on them, they have to figure out whether or not they are strong enough anymore to do what should normally be done; the Christian way, to take you in. The [delicate balance] is between what we should be doing and what we ultimately decide we need to do to protect ourselves."

- Edward Albee

This Pulitzer Prize winning play is by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and is the inaugural production of Tempus Theatre.

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contact: tempus@tempustheatre.com