Okanagan Zone (OKZ)

Zone Contact Information

Zone Chair: Christine Daley, Kelowna  – Email: [email protected]
Vice Chair: Vanessa J Lomas, Kelowna
Treasurer: Richard Kerton, Vernon
Secretary: Cara Nunn, Falkland

Current Member Clubs 2016-17

Asparagus Community Theatre (Armstrong) – Club Rep: Lara Sheridan
Powerhouse Theatrical Society (Vernon) – Club Rep: Sarah McLean
– Back Stage Theatre (Vernon) – Club Rep: Michael Poirier
– Fred Skeleton Theatre Company (Kelowna) – Club Rep: Peter Macleod
Crimson Tine Players of the Princeton Arts Council (Princeton) – Club Rep: Emily Bain
South Okanagan Amateur Players (Oliver) – Club Rep: Nathan Linders
– Shuswap Theatre Society (Salmon Arm) – Club Rep: Cilla Budda
– Theatre Kelowna Society (Kelowna) – Club Rep: Deb Nicholson
TRU Actors Workshop Theatre (Kamloops) – Club Rep: Wesley Eccleston
– North Shuswap Players (North Shuswap)- Club Rep: Anne Flanders *2017-18

Past Member Clubs

– Erinara Studio (Kelowna)
– Kamloops Players (Kamloops)
– Penticton Chamber Theatre (Penticton)
– The Hub Arts Collective (West Kelowna) – Club Rep: Matt Brown
– Summerland Singers Players (Summerland) – Club Rep: Betty-Ann Xenis
– Class Act Theatre Society (Kamloops)

Upcoming Events

Date:  May 20 – May 27, 2017
Host Club: Shuswap Theatre (Salmon Arm)
Host Venue:  Shuswap Theatre
To Register: Register and purchase tickets/packages at  http://shuswaptheatre.com/ozone2017/
Adjudicator: James Fagan-Tait
Featured Plays (curtain at 7:30 pm):

  • May 20:  “Jewel” by Joan MacLeod, Shuswap Theatre, Salmon Arm
  • May 21:  “Half Life” by John Mighton, Asparagus Theatre, Armstrong
  • May 22:  “Sisters” by Wendy Lill, Powerhouse Theatre, Vernon
  • May 23:  “Age of Arousal” by Linda Griffiths, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company, Kelowna
  • May 24:  “RAFT: a Rock Opera” by Randall Robinson and Pat Brown, Theatre Kelowna
  • May 25:  “Since You Left Us” by Susan McFarlen, South Okanagan Players, Oliver
  • May 26:  “Possible Worlds” by John Mighton, Crimson Tine Theatre, Princeton

Saturday, May 27, 6:00 pm, Awards Banquet and Dance

Recent Events

Zone Meeting and Elections Saturday September 24, 2016  hosted by Theatre Kelowna and held at the Rotary Arts Centre, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC in TKS’s set shop.
Zone Chair – Christine Daley – current Vice Chair
Vice – Chair – Paul Kirkwood-Hackett, Vanessa Lomas
Secretary – Cara Nunn
Treasurer – Richard Kerton
Any nominations prior to the meeting please send to Penny Bayne, Nomination Chair, [email protected] with their name and nominees permission.
Nominations are also open from the floor.

To vote by proxy form, please download this PDF.
You will have an opportunity to speak – maximum 2 minutes.
We are looking for a host club for Festival 2018 – please discuss at club level for our new business and advise.

Okanagan Zone Festival 2016

The 2016 Okanagan Zone Festival took place May 21st to May 27th at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver BC.

Here are photos of the awards night at the Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos on May 28th and the 2016 Awards – Winners & Sponsors.

The Festival included performances from the following clubs:
May 21st Crimson Tine (Princeton, BC) presents Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
May 22nd Fred Skeleton Theatre (Kelowna, BC) presents The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
May 23rd SOAP – South Okanagan Amateur Players (Oliver, BC) present Sleeping Indoors by Jim Holt
May 24th Back Stage Theatre (Vernon, BC) presents Posing for Mr. Wiser by Michael L. Poirier
May 25th Powerhouse Theatre presents (Vernon, BC) Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith
May 26th ACT – Asparagus Community Theatre (Armstrong, BC) presents The Maids by Jean Genet
May 27th Shuswap Theatre (Salmon Arm, BC) presents I Had a Job I Liked, Once by Guy Vanderhaeghe
With the Gala Awards dinner on May 28th, 2016





OKZ Awards Ceremony Results Listed by Year.
2014 OKZ Festival Pictures

Awards and Scholarships

Ozzie Award Nomination Form
Okanagan Zone Steve Heal Scholarship Application Form ($750 scholarship)
Click Here for more information on all Zone Festivals!

Any group interested in being involved in the Okanagan Zone activities, please contact Adele Kuyek, e-mail: [email protected]