Downstage proudly brings you a

Work-In-Progress Presentation of 

The Temporary
by Col Cseke

DIRECTED BY MIEKO OUCHI

Brooks at the Royal Canadian Legion 235 3rd St W Saturday, July 6 at 7:30pm & Sunday, July 7 at 1:00pm

Calgary at Motel Theatre, Arts Commons Second Floor, 205 8 Avenue SE Saturday, July 20 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

ENTRANCE IS FREE! EMAIL INFO@DOWNSTAGE.CA or CALL 403.294.7459 TO RESERVE.

Recommended for ages 14 & up

This is the fascinating story of how the small prairie city of Brooks transformed into one of the most diverse places in the country. It’s a live documentary play crafted from the words of people who were born there, who’ve become permanent residents, who’ve arrived as part of a temporary workforce and many who are stuck somewhere in between.  

Each show features a live interview with a guest who has come to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker program. Join them as they experience in real time the word-for-word accounts of Brooks residents collected by playwright Col Cseke over the past four years, in this revealing exploration of labour, citizenship, change and hope.

Playwright - Col Cseke*

Director - Mieko Ouchi*

Stage Manager - Shelby-Jai Flick* 

Sound Design and Composition - Kathryn Smith

Cast:

Col Cseke*

Meg Farhall*

Rico Pisco

Selina Wong* 

*Members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association 

The Temporary is being developed in part through The Collaborations at Canada's National Arts Centre.