By Jordan Shade


A unique Penticton venue is about to open its doors to the public,

ready to welcome Okanagan residents to enjoy what it has to offer.


Meet Ronan and Kate, the proud owners of Tempest Theatre & Film

Society at 125 Eckhardt Avenue. E.


Formerly known as Co-Work, the venue is now a black box theatre with 72 seats.


Kate started as an actress, then moved on to becoming a theatre

director. She now holds the title of a film and television director.


Ronan has been involved in the arts his whole life. He is a lawyer by

profession and has made two films over the past 10 years.


Kate wanted something that felt active for the name and came up with



Ronan added, ” When a storm rolls through feels disrupted, but kinda

makes the world a better place once it’s done.”


The goal is to develop new material and teach professional actors at

the studio.


“Lungs” will be the first full-length play beginning on March 31st

until April 5th. But until further notice, it has been put on hold

because of the COVID-19 virus.


Anyone who wishes to purchase tickets can go to www.tempest.ca. They

can also check out the Facebook page: Tempest Theatre & Film Society.