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December 09 2011

Tempus' Artistic Director, Anthony F. Ingram, will be starring as Valdimir with Simon Webb as Estragon
in Blackbird Theatre's production of Waiting for Godot.

Opening December 29 and running until January 21 2012 at the Historic Vancouver East Cultural Centre.


Tickets from "The Cultch":

Information about Blackbird Theatre : Click Here

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with cast interviews and more :

Blackbird Blog

February 14 2011

urban ink productions, the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts are thrilled to congratulate Vancouver theatre artist Valerie Sing Turner on winning the $3,000 Enbridge playRites Award for Emerging Canadian Playwright. The award will assist with the final development of her full-length interdisciplinary piece, Confessions of the Other Woman, which will premiere in March 2012. Ms. Turner accepted the award on February 10 at a ceremony held at the opening of the 25th Enbridge playRites Festival for New Canadian Plays in Calgary.

In her acceptance speech, Ms. Turner thanked Enbridge and Alberta Theatre Projects for "believing that imagination is more important than knowledge; for believing in supporting the development of new Canadian plays; for believing in me... for believing that the arts are absolutely vital to the kind of civil, caring and compassionate society we all want to live in."

An early draft of Confessions of the Other Woman was a winner of the 2005 Solo Collective Emerging Writers Competition and voted the CBC Radio Listener's Choice from among the five finalists.

Ms. Turner and urban ink productions have been appointed the 2011/2012 Artists-in-Residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts to further develop Confessions.

urban ink, the Playhouse and Visceral Visions are collaborating to premiere Confessions of the Other Woman at Granville Island's cultural locus Performance Works in March 2012, and Ms. Turner 's first play is to receive its third workshop July 25 - August 13 as she and urban ink take up a residency at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Confessions of the Other Woman offers an exciting team of collaborating artists: Diane Roberts and Gerry Trentham (Co-Direction), Itai Erdal (Set/Lighting/ Projection), Jordan Nobles (Composition/Sound Design), Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (Dance Design), Kirsten McGhie (Costume Design), David Kerr (Production Management), and starring Valerie Sing Turner, Kennith Overbey, and John Emmet Tracy.

"This is a chance for the Playhouse to combine its efforts with the creative force of Valerie Sing Turner and the producing savvy of urban ink," says Max Reimer, Artistic Managing Director of the Playhouse. "The multi-disciplinary nature of the production, combining narrative theatre with movement and video, will challenge our artistic form in new and exciting ways."

To celebrate World Theatre Day there will be a public reading of Confessions of the Other Woman
at the Vancouver Playhouse Recital Hall (entrance at Cambie & Dunsmuir) on Monday, March 14 at 7:30pm
in association with the GVPTA. A celebratory reception will follow.
For more information visit www.urbanink.ca or www.vancouverplayhouse.com.

January 02 2011

Our artistic director, Anthony F. Ingram, will be leading a session of "The Classical Gym". The Gym runs Mondays, January to March with a different instructor each week. Anthony will run the February 14 session with the theme "Shakespeare's Lovers".

You can attend one class, or attend them all. Each class has a maximum of 12 participants.

Where: Small Studio, Carousel Theatre 1411 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC

When: Monday nights 6:30pm – 9:30pm, January 17 – March 7, 2011.

Price: $20 per class, $16 for Equity and GVPTA Members or $120 for all 8 classes

To sign up for one or all of the sessions, click here.

March 7 2010

Anna Hagan and Anthony F. Ingram will soon be starting rehearsal in Pacific Theatre's production of "Refuge of Lies" by Ron Reed.

Anna and Anthony will share the stage in a show inspired by the true story of a quietly retired Vancouver man whose religious conversion may hide terrible wartime secrets.

To read more about the production click here.

Refuge of Lies by Ron Reed

by Ron Reed
Apr 9 - May 1

For tickets call Pacific Theatre at 604.731.5518 or purchase online.

January 13 2010

Our artistic director, Anthony F. Ingram, received "honourable mention" for his direction of Tempus Theatre's production of 36 VIEWS in Jo Ledingham's "Highlights of 2009" in the Vancouver Courier.

You can read the entire article here.

September04 2009

Artistic Director, Anthony F. Ingram, has begun rehearsals for Shameless Hussy Production's upcoming show: "Frozen" by Bryony Lavery.

FROZEN by Bryony Lavery - produced by Shameless Hussy Productions at the Dorothy Somerset Studio at UBC

Vancouver Premiere!
Previews: Sept. 22 & 23.
Opening Night: Sept. 24.
Closes Oct. 3, 2009.
Tickets are available at Theatre UBC
or call 604.822.2678
or E-mail: theatre@interchange.ubc.ca.

One evening ten-year-old Rhona goes missing.

Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic, comes to England to research a thesis: "Serial Killing A Forgivable Act?" Then there's Ralph, a loner who's looking for some distraction. Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark on a long, dark journey which finally curves upward into the light. Angry, humane and compassionate, Frozen is an extraordinary play that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist, to explore our capacity for forgiveness, remorse and change after an act that would seem to rule them out entirely.

Anthony is playing the character "Ralph Wantage" and reports that this may be the most challenging role of his career thus far.

May 19 2009

Today it was announced that our Artistic Director, Anthony F. Ingram, has been nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award, catagory: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Blackbird Theatre's production of Pinter's Briefs.

The Jessie Richardson Awards are handed out at the Commadore Ballroom on Monday June 15, 2009. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.

May 14 2009

The Province ran a story about 36 VIEWS by columnist Stuart Derdeyn today. You can read it by clicking here.

May 13 2009

If you're in Downtown Vancouver near the corner of Robson Street and Granville Street, look up at the big video screen and you just might catch a glimpse of our 10 second advert. Or... you can just watch it here, over and over again!

May 8 2009

Reviews for our production of 36 VIEWS are coming in - and the critical opinion is unanimous! We've got a show worth spending your hard earned cash and time on:

Colin Thomas of the Georgia Straight says:
"Watching Naomi Iizuka’s 36 VIEWS is like engaging in a stimulating conversation with a lively interlocutor. . . her text is always smart and she expects you to keep up, but she’s never pretentious or obscure. . . Sexy, authoritative, and able to convey complexity in stillness, Michael Kopsa is perfectly cast as Wheeler. Young actor Lissa Neptuno delivers nicely contained work that includes lovely little ruptures of emotion."

Jo Ledingham of the Vancouver Courier says:
"Sometimes a show comes out of nowhere and surprises you. That's what 36 VIEWS did to me. . . This production, very capably directed by Anthony F. Ingram, is extremely handsome. . . Produced by Tempus Theatre in celebration of Asian Heritage Month, this show deserves better houses. . . 36 VIEWS is a class act."

Book your seats now at TicketsTonight.ca, or avoid service fees by reserving through the Jericho Arts Centre.

May 7 2009

The wonderful Tim Matheson has provided us with a few production photos from 36 VIEWS for your enjoyment. Place your cursor over an image to view a larger version.

May 6 2009

We've opened 36 VIEWS by Naomi Iizuka at the Jericho Arts Centre! Houses are small so far, but Opening Night was full with the audience responding very warmly to the show. They also enjoyed our Offical Beverage for this production: Osake Premium Sake by Artisan SakeMaker on Granville Island. You'll enjoy it too - Sake! It's not just for Sushi anymore!

Osake is the first 'fresh premium' Junmai Sake [Namazake] of its kind produced in Canada. Lively and bright with pear, melon, citrusnotes; it is a refined sipping sake and an ideal companion to seafood.
Try a glass when you see 36 VIEWS - you'll be surprised and delighted with this Premium Sake from Artisan SakeMaker on Granville Island.

April 27 2009

We've moved into the theatre at the Jericho Arts Centre and are putting set, sound, lights and projections together... and every once in a while having friends down to add to show. Today, Yoshi Yoshihara brought his wife, Ikuko down to teach Bert Steimanis and Valerie Sing Turner some basic Japanese Calligraphy.

Ikuko and Yoshi Yoshihara visit the theatre to give the actors lessons in Japanese Calligraphy for Tempus Theatre's production of 36 VIEWS.

Bert Steimanis and Valerie Sing Turner learn their Japanese Calligraphy as Ikoku Yoshihara looks on.
Valerie Sing Turner tests out the Calligraphy brush as Ikoku and Yoshi Yoshihara admire her quick learning - Lissa Neptuno wishes she could try.

Tickets are now on sale at TicketsTonight.ca - Book yourself a seat or two now to make sure you don't miss out.

April 21 2009

We're at the half way point of rehearsals for 36 VIEWS and...
things are shaping up wonderfully. Anthony was quoted as saying, "I don't think I've been so moved in a rehearsal that I've been on the verge of tears before." We knew the script was moving, but it seems that the whole cast has been surprised by the humour in the play. Ronin Wong's sound cues are being layered into the rehearsals and the magic really starts to happen this coming Monday as the tech gang sets up the Jericho Arts Centre to house the show.

Tickets are now on sale at TicketsTonight.ca - Book yourself a seat or two now to make sure you don't miss out.

The other big news is...
that the City of Vancouver has awarded Tempus Theatre a Project Grant "to support the production of Naomi Iizuka's 36 VIEWS in May 2009 at the Jericho Arts Centre. The Assessment Committee noted the project's strong artistic rational and community impact."

Needless to say, Tempus is extremely proud and thankful to be recognized by the City of Vancouver's 2009 Cultural Grants Assessment Committee.

April 7 2009
Valerie is appearing in Theatre Terrific's production of The Secret Son - April 22 to 25.

The Secret Son: The story Arthur Miller didn't want told
written and directed by Susanna Uchatius

April 22 - 25, 2009
Wed - Sat, 8:00 pm
Thurs and Sat 2:00 PM Matinees, Pay-what-you-can

Roundhouse Performance Centre
Tickets $20/$15 for students, seniors and income support
www.ticketstonight.ca, 604.684.2787
$12 tickets available before April 15, call 604.222.4020

Theatre Terrific is proud to present its newest work, The Secret Son, written and directed by Susanna Uchatius. Combining the structure of Greek Tragedy with the aesthetics of Tim Burton, it reveals the hidden history of Arthur Miller.

The Secret Son explores Miller's decision to erase from his private and public life the existence of his own child. Uchatius saw in this real-life story a chilling parallel with Aeschylus's Agamemnon.

"Lightning strikes are always a surprise," says Uchatius. "I was reading Ted Hughes' translation of Agamemnon, a rich, poetic, Greek tragedy of family horror. The same day I picked up a copy of Vanity Fair magazine. Therein, was the most astounding tale of one of the world's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller. His last child, Daniel, was born with Down syndrome. Miller refused to accept him as a son and insisted, against his wife's wishes, to have him institutionalized, effectively erasing him from his life. The striking similarity of these two powerful men to value their public honour over their own flesh and blood was a lightning bolt."

The Secret Son is dramaturged by Tanya Marquardt, with composer Joel DeStefano, costume and set design by Naomi Sider, lighting design by Parjad Sharifi, stage manager Sylvia Betts.

Cast: Soksann McNamee, Marilyn Blandford, Valerie Sing Turner, Nigel Vonas, Sindy Angel, Greg Labine as the Actors; Christopher O. Cook, Alex Edwards, Celeste Insell, Jonah Killoran, Matthew Kowalchuk and Callan Parker as the Chorus; Sean Allan as the Author.

March 12 2008

Anna is appearing in HOMECHILD at the Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until April 12, 2009.

By Joan MacLeod
Starring Shirley Broderick, Hayley Carr, Jillian Fargey, Duncan Fraser, Anna Hagan,
Jacques Lalonde, Mike Stack, Donna White
Director Jane Heyman
Set Design Ted Roberts
Costume Design Sheila White
Lighting Design Marsha Sibthorpe
Sound Design Andrew Tugwell
Stage Manager Marion Anderson
Assistant Stage Manager Pamela Jakobs

A touching tale of memory and the endurance of love, Homechild highlights a little-known period in Canadian history and its reverberations through several generations.

Playwright Joan MacLeod has won numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award for Drama, two Chalmers' Canadian Play Awards, the Jessie Richardson Award, Betty Mitchell Award, and Dora Mavor Moore Award. Her works have been translated into eight languages.

Buy Tickets Here

February 27 2008

Anthony is appearing as Cominius in CORIOLANUS,
produced by the Coriolanus Co-op at the Jericho Arts Centre until March 14, 2009.

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Ian Butcher as Coriolanus*, Kristina Agosti*, Corina Akeson*, Chris Cochrane*, Anna Cummer*, Josh Drebit*, Evan Frayne, Keith Martin Gordey*,
Adam Henderson*, Paul Herbert*,Anthony F. Ingram*, Sebastian Kroon*,
Ashley Liu*, Una Memisevic*, Christina Schild*, Cailin Stadnyk*,
Troy Anthony Young and Gwynyth Walsh* as Volumnia

Directed by Jack Paterson*

Feb 27-Marh 14, 8PM
Tues - Sun, 8pm

Tues: 2 for 1
Wed - Sat: 18$/20$
Sun: Pay by Donation

Box Office and Reservations:

Advanced Tickets can be purchased at BizBooks - 302 West Cordova St.

The Georgia Straight Arts Choices:
Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at the Jericho Arts Centre.
The title character in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is a victorious Roman general who runs for consul. He almost succeeds, but he’s no good at the political game. For self-serving reasons, his enemies Brutus and Sicinius whip the rabble into a riot of protest against his appointment and Coriolanus lashes out, saying that allowing popular rule is like encouraging “crows to peck at eagles”. Banished from the city, he allies with his former enemies and attacks Rome. Ian Butcher plays the easily angered—but honest—general in the Coriolanus Equity Co-op production that runs at the Jericho Arts Centre from Friday (February 27) to March 14. And Gwynyth Walsh, who was Prospero in Mad Duck Equity Co-op’s The Tempest in 2004, takes the role of Volumnia, the general’s persuasive and ambitious mother. Jack Paterson, one of Vancouver’s most interesting Shakespearean directors, interprets this rarely produced script.

November 01 2008

Anthony is appearing at Victoria's Belfry Theatre in Brilliant! - The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla.

Jessie Richardson Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production

"Theatrical Magic" The Globe & Mail

From the inventive Electric Company Theatre comes a play about invention and electricity. Filled with the visually stunning theatrics that have dazzled audiences around the world, Brilliant! looks at genius and the fleeting nature of fame, using wit, charm, and a tap dance battle between the mysterious Tesla and his rival, Thomas Edison. This acclaimed BC company comes to the Island for the first time, with a new production created specifically for the Belfry, featuring a cast of nine.

Brilliant! runs NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 14, 2008 at the Belfry Theatre

Brilliant! at the Belfry Theatre, Victoria

September 01 2008

Anna will soon to appear at Victoria's Belfry Theatre in John Mighton's Governor General Award winning play, Half LIfe.

"If you like theatre, don't miss it...because Half Life is that all too infrequent stage show capable of winning new converts for the fragile art of live drama" Montreal Gazette

With the economy and beauty of a perfect equation, playwright and mathematician John Mighton tells the story of Clara and Patrick, two elderly residents of a home, who may or may not have been lovers many years before. Confronted with their parents' blossoming romance, their children must deal with their own feelings of love and loss. Tender and humorous, this is arguably the best Canadian play so far this century.

Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play .

Half Life runs SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 19, 2008 at the Belfry Theatre

Half Life at the Belfry Theatre, Victoria

August 27 2008

Anthony is soon to appear in Blackbird Theatre's production Pinter's Briefs.

Simon Webb and Anthony F. Ingram
Photo by Tim Matheson

August 08 2008

Tempus received word today that the BC ARTS COUNCIL has awarded Project Assistance funding to assist with the production and premiere of 36 VIEWS.

We are extemely honoured and grateful for this assistance and the recognition of the merits of this work.

July 13 2008

Tempus has engaged Maria Denholme as Associate Producer for 36 VIEWS.

You can now join the Tempus Theatre's Facebook Group. It's a great way to keep current on special events.

June 29 2008

We are pleased and relieved to announce that plans are in place to mount 36 VIEWS in May 2009!

Tickets will be on sale soon and please check back for information on special events and fundraisers to promote the show.

April 23 2008

Tempus Theatre is proud to announce its incorporation as Tempus Theatre Society, under the British Columbia Society Act.

March 16 2008

Tempus Theatre regrets to announce that their presentation of 36 VIEWS has been postponed until further notice.

March 13 2008

Tempus Member Anthony F. Ingram opens "HOTEL HOPE" by Leah Cordsen, a show he has directed for Studio 58:

Studio 58, the nationally renowned professional theatre training program at Langara College presents FourPlay: New Work by Excited Writers running in repertory from March 12 to 30. Carrying on a Studio 58 tradition, this year marks the seventh mounting of this popular festival of one-act plays, featuring original work by Studio 58 students, once again under the tutelage of award-winning playwright Aaron Bushkowsky. In two exciting programs, directed by four of BC’s best directors, the four playwrights delve into contemporary themes with a sharp eye and fresh voice.

About the plays -


HOTEL HOPE by Leah Cordsen – A seedy hotel room on the outskirts of Hope, BC is the setting for six characters all trying to understand love and their place in the world outside.
OVER THE EDGE by Susan Coodin – An unusual request brings three women together to honour the loss of a loved one. History, ceremony, and a very special location set the backdrop for the coming together of this eccentric family, for better or worse, one last time.


DRAWING LINES by Corwin Ferguson – Robin is an amateur animator who has become bored with his life and his relationship with his wife. To spice things up Robin convinces himself he is enamoured with his wife’s best friend. When his in-laws hit town the mayhem ensues.
FIRE ALLY by Georgina Beaty - How do we construct our realities to deal with the world around us? Whose perception is real? How do we behave when the world is ending? Ally, a sheltered farm girl escapes her overbearing mother to explore the possible answers to these burning questions.

More important details -
Previews / Free student nights: Wednesday, March 12 (Program A) & Friday, March 14 (Program B) @ 8pm
Tickets availlable at TicketsTonight.ca

Openings: Thursday, March 13 (Program A) & Saturday, March 15 (Program B) @ 8pm

Closings: Saturday, March 29 @ 8pm (Program B) & Sunday, March 30 @ 3pm (Program A)

Performances: WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY at 8pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY at 3pm (except March 15)

No shows on Mondays or Tuesdays!

Admission: ALL TICKETS $11.00

Please visit the Studio 58 website for biography information on the playwrights, directors and creative team.

To read more: click here

February 11 2008

We've found an interesting interview with Naomi Iizuka about her play 36 Views at TheatreBooks.com.

Connecting the lives of artists and academics, dealers and journalists, Naomi Iizuka’s 2001 play 36 Views is an examination of the dynamic opposition within those different spheres. Incorporating Eastern theatrical techniques, Iizuka tells a highly contemporary story in a traditional way, subverting the typical perceptions of East and West. At the heart of 36 Views is the question of authenticity: what’s the difference between the real thing and a very good fake? What’s at stake in making that distinction? Naomi Skwarna recently had the opportunity to speak with Naomi Iizuka about her play, further illuminating the various themes within this compelling piece of theatre.

NS: You chose to set 36 Views in the world of academia and visual art. What attracted you in particular to the pillow book and Hokusai prints?

NI: I love Hokusai's study of Mount Fuji, how he approaches the mountain from so many different perspectives. The way that he forces us to see a thing in such a multitude of ways was very compelling to me – particularly the premise that the only way you can really see the mountain is to see it in constant flux. I wanted to see how that structure could be translated to the stage. As for Sei Shonagon's Pillow Book, I loved the voice that emerges as you read it. You feel as if you're hearing this very smart, very feisty individual speaking to you over centuries. I began to wonder about the writer. We know so little about her really and I think the contrast between the dearth of biographical information and the vividness of her voice was fascinating to me.

To read more: click here.

January 25 2008

Some interesting events that relate directly to Tempus' upcoming production of Naomi Iizuka's 36 Views:

From the New York Times:
Federal agents raided a Los Angeles gallery and four museums in Southern California on Thursday, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as part of a five-year investigation into the smuggling of looted antiquities from Thailand, Myanmar, China and Native American sites.

The other institutions searched were the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego and the Silk Roads Gallery in Los Angeles.

To read more:click here.

December 7 2007

Tickets Are Now Available for Tempus Theatre's production of "36 VIEWS"

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May 2 - 24, 2008
Tuesday to Saturday, 8pm
Sundays 3pm
Pay-What-You-Will Preview and Every Tuesday

Tempus Member Anna Hagan will be appearing in:


Old Goriot (Vancouver)

Presented in association with Western Gold Theatre and Theatre at UBC


January 17–26, 2008, 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre, The Chan Centre

January 16, 2008, 7:30pm

Post-show Talkback
January 22, 2008

No show Sunday

Running Time 2h

Director/Adaptation James Fagan Tait
Musical Director/Composer Joelysa Pankanea
Associate Director Sarah Rodgers
Costumes Mara Gottler
Set and Lighting Robert Gardiner
Western Gold Producers Pamela Hawthorn and Allyson McGrane
Starring Patti Allan, Stephen Aberle, Anna Hagan, David Mackay, Richard Newman, Gina Stockdale and Alec Willows with 11 students from the BFA acting and BA Theatre programs

Western Gold Theatre and Theatre at UBC present the premiere of James Fagan Tait’s adaptation of the novel Old Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac. This theatrical adaptation of Balzac’s utterly gripping masterpiece builds on the success of Tait and composer Joelysa Pankanea’s unforgettable adaptations of Crime and Punishment and A Christmas Carol. The world premiere of this innovative co-production christens UBC’s 100th Anniversary year.

Balzac has been called the Shakespeare of the novel and with Old Goriot he sets the stage for a modern counterpart to King Lear, a father so blindly devoted to his undeserving daughters that his tragic realization—'I loved them too much for them to love me at all'—comes too late. A key novel in his Comédie Humaine, Old Goriot is a witty and profound treatment of two consuming obsessions: money and love. Original music by Joelysa Pankanea deftly illuminates this timeless tale, from the depths of sorrow and despair to moments of great beauty and transcendence.

Western Gold Theatre aims to expand and enrich the lives of senior performers and their diverse audiences and to serve as a creative role model for our expanding senior population. We commission new work addressing the concerns of aging in a social and family environment and exploring creative answers to these concerns. Western Gold offers classes and workshops for senior performers and community adults, and has for the last twelve years performed an annual series of public staged readings in diverse venues. Western Gold’s productions inspire all people, young and old, to engage life to its fullest potential. www.westerngoldtheatre.ca .

Theatre at UBC is a renowned training program that has produced some of Canada's most innovative artists and theatre practices for over 50 years. See the future of theatre today—see Theatre at UBC! www.theatre.ubc.ca .

Tickets $25/$20/$15
Theatre at UBC Box Office

This show is fully eligible for PuSh Pass access.

Tempus member Valerie Sing Turner will be appearing in:

A cornucopia of plays by and about women
appealing to all

Once again Women at Play(s) showcases the incredible talents of some of the Vancouver women in theatre.  This year promises to be better than ever:  not only will there be an all female cast, female directors, and the plays being presented are all by women,  but this year they are all original plays, never before presented,  and all by Vancouver playwrights

Something for everyone, young and old: some laughs, a few tears, drama and mayhem.  Watch those magical sparks fly as some of Vancouver’s finest strut their stuff. 

November 24 2007

Come on by the Wolf & Hound, raise a glass to what has been a wonderful year for me, the first of my forties, the first wonderful year that i can remember... so wonderful that it would mean the world to me to have you there to celebrate it.


But...Tempus Theatre is in need of funds for its May production of "36 Views" by Naomi Iizuka. Anthony and the rest of the company would be thrilled if you put a small donation into the box provided.

Event Info   Anthony's Birthday
Name: Anthony's 2nd Anniversay Birthday/Fundraiser
Tagline: Toast Anthony's 41st year and Support Tempus Theatre's next show!
Time and Place  
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Wolf & Hound Irish Pub
Street: 3617 Broadway West
City: Vancouver, BC
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August 8 2007

People have been asking for information about our next production and we can now announce:

The Play:
36 Views by Naomi Iizuka
May 2-24, 2008 at the Jericho Arts Centre

In a series of 36 interlocking scenes, Naomi Iizuka's new play explores the relationship between the imaginary and the real. Set in the Asian art world, the story focuses on the discovery of a one-of-a-kind 11th century Japanese pillow book (a diary of a court lady) that turns the academic field of Asian antiquity upside down. As scholars, art dealers and reporters clamor over the finding, we realize that everything is not as it seems. At its heart is an art dealer and an art historian who discover what they think is an ancient manuscript - a priceless Japanese pillow book - and try to confirm its authenticity. Their search becomes an erotic game of greed, love, and mental hide-and-seek as the play explores the relationships between feelings and words, objects and photographs of objects, antiques and perfect copies, and a woman's heritage and her physical features.
". . . thoughtful, humane, poetically phrased and staged with intricate, shimmering beauty . . . a multi-textured web that became completely engrossing. Each facet of 36 Views offers another perspective on the art and artifice of our lives."
- San Francisco Chronicle.

The Playwright:
Naomi Iizuka is the author of Polaroid Stories (recipient of the 1998 PEN Centre USA West Award for Drama). Her other plays include Language of Angels, War of the Worlds (in collaboration with Anne Bogart and The SITI Company), Skin, and Tatto Girl. Her work has been produced at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, Dallas Theatre Center, Soho Repo, the Edinburgh Festival, and BAM. Iizuka is the recipient of the Whiting Award, the Gerbode Foundation Fellowship, the NEA/TCG Artist-in-Residence grant, the McKnight Fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation grant, Princeton University's Hodder Fellowship, and the Jerome Playwriting Fellowship. She is a member of New Dramatists.

July 27 2007

Tempus Theatre is holding auditions for Vancouver-area actors on Saturday, August 18, for its 2008 production.

36 Views, by Naomi Iizuka, will be directed by Anthony F. Ingram and mounted May 2-24, 2008 at the Jericho Arts Centre, with rehearsals beginning April 14, 2008.

We encourage artists of diverse backgrounds to apply for the following roles:
Darius Wheeler, age 40s - 50s
Setsuko Hearn, age 30s - 40s
John Bell, age 30s - 40s
Claire Tsong, age 30s - 40s
Elizabeth Newman-Orr, age late 20s - 50s
Owen Matthiassen, age 50s - 60s

Please read the script before making submission. Reading copies will be available at western office of Canadian Actors' Equity Association and, if the labour strike ends any time soon, the Central Branch of the public library. As the public library is closed due to labour strife, we suggest conacting the CAEA office by phone to arrange a reading time.
CAEA office location and phone number are available at www.caea.com

To apply, email headshots and resumes to tempus@tempustheatre.com by 5:00pm on Friday, August 10.

We will be applying to contract Equity members under the Indie Policy.

May 23 2007

Teryl Rothery has been nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for her portrayal of Claire in our production of A Delicate Balance
She's up for the award of Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Small Theatre.
Congrats, Teryl, from all of us at Tempus!

March 20 2007

A Delicate Balance closed on Sunday to thunderous applause and many questions from audience members about what Tempus Theatre is planning to do next. The truth is that we don't have a definite answer at the moment, but we do have some options that we are exploring.
We'll be meeting this week for a post-mortem of A Delicate Balance and starting the planning and scheming process.

To read about the show and what people had to say about it, click here.

March 9 2007

The reviews have started to slowly crawl out of the woodwork. It's taken a while, as there is a whole lot going on theatre-wise in this town, and we all must make room for Ms. Spears and her escapades.

Jerry Wasserman gave us a B+ in The Province newspaper and his review can be read at VancouverPlays.com. And Jane Penistan has logged her opinion of the show for ReviewVancouver.org.

An audience member told us an interesting story about A Delicate Balance this evening: In Czekoslovakia, during the days of Soviet occupation, a production of A Delicate Balance was mounted. In the moment when Julia asks "Are you staying here, for good?", and Edna replies, "If need be.", the audience started stamping their feet and whistling, seeing their own political situation in the play. The next day the authorities closed down the production.

February 7 2007

Mark Sunday, March 11 2007 on your calendar! Tempus Theatre will be celebrating Edward Albee's Birthday with an after-show Birthday Party. Champagne, Birthday Cake and a few surprises will be on the menu.
Albee's birthday is March 12, but as we're dark on the 12th (a Monday), and thanks to the speed at which the earth revolves by the time the show comes down on the 11th, it will be his birthday already in his hometown of New York, so we might as well start celebrating!
If you can't make it to the show that night, feel free to drop by the JAC for the festivities - 1675 Discovery Street (at NW Marine Drive).

January 15 2007

Today, we can report that we have officially sold our first ticket! If you want to join this trend, please click here to visit TicketsTonight.ca and get your seats reserved.

January 11 2007

We are pleased to announce that Kirsti Mikoda has joined us as an Associate Member and Stage Manager, and Krista Sung has undertaken the task of Costume Designer.

January 3 2007

Welcome to the New Year!

You may now purchase tickets for A Delicate Balance online! Just go to TicketsTonight.ca and pick your date.
Make you sure you don't miss Tempus Theatre's inaugural production by purchasing your seats today.

December 14 2006

Lighting Designer Darren Boquist has been signed on to create the atmosphere.

Andrew Templeton will take the publicity duties.

The company has had its first reading with all cast members. Quite a feat, considering how busy these actors are.

October 2006

Tempus Theatre is currently in pre-production for A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee.

They have come to an agreement with United Players to be featured as a guest production in March 2007 at the Jericho Arts Centre.

Anthony will take on the role of Director and Set Designer. Anna will play Agnes. Bert will play Harry. Valerie will play Enda, and T will play Julia.

They will be joined by Terence Kelly, who will play Tobias, and Teryl Rothery, who will play Claire. Tariq Leslie has agreed to join the company as Assistant Producer.

contact: tempus@tempustheatre.com