Theatre workshops starting next week

Harrison has artists and singers and musicians, and a thriving arts community. And now, there’s even the promise of a theatre group.

Judy McKinnon has been involved with theatre since the ’70s, when she took a university drama course.

From there, she took more courses, got involved with improv, and started performing with the Loose Moose Children’s Theatre in Calgary.

She even helped to start a theatre in the small town of Chestermere Lake, Alberta.

And now that she lives in Harrison six months of the year, she has endeavored to start a theatre group.

The group will meet on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Hall, and there is no cost to join in. The first

McKinnon says they’ll be doing ‘non-threatening’ workshop games and Reader’s Theatre workshops. She has planned for five meetings, the final on June 21.

The goal is for participants to have some fun and explore their creative side. And in the end, she says, they could grow into a group that wants to carry on.

Getting involved in community arts was easy for McKinnon when she moved to Harrison a year ago.

“As soon as I moved here, someone told me about Ruth (Altendorf) so I phoned her and she told me about the Multicultural Choir,” McKinnon says. “So I joined the choir and at the same time I met the Monday Painters, and joined that. I also put my name in as a volunteer at the Ranger Station.”

For more information, phone 604-796-8683.

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