TheatreWorks hosting open house Sunday

Kymme Patrick has introduced and nurtured more than 7,000 young people in the Valley as budding thespians with both whimsy and passion, a magical combination that has won her lifelong friends and made her a cornerstone of our community.

By focusing on the growth and confidence of each student and combining education with entertainment it’s no wonder, after presenting six awards, that a Theatre BC adjudicator stated, “TheatreWorks’ template of training should be utilized by all community theatre clubs.”

New things are afoot for Patrick and TheatreWorks in their new location down on Puntledge Road beside Yummy’s & Gyros.

On Dec. 9, she will be hosting an open house to invite the community to come and explore what she and her team have to offer.

She is a multiple award-winning actress, playwright, director and has teamed up with Ross Stephanson, himself a multiple award-winning actor and teacher.

Additionally, Robinson Wilson, whose credits include Norwegian martial arts, mask making, knife making, directing, and lighting among many other skills will be there.

Allyson Leet, a former student, mentor and graduate of Fine Arts at UVic and Vancouver Film School will add her energy and love of theatre with the junior students.

If Shakespeare is your thing, Stephanson will take the anxiety and unfamiliarity out of the dreary classes that we all suffered through and give you an understanding of why these plays have withstood the test of 400 years.

Or you might be one of those folks who acknowledge that they are utterly incapable of remembering two sentences together but ‘always wanted to be an actor.’ There is room for that at TheatreWorks too, as he moves you through radio scripts from the Golden Age, or for younger performers, the classic cartoons where actors explore the range of voices and characters culminating in either a performance or a podcast.

Patrick has always developed her scripts using improvisation and story development. She is currently working on a play about the historic laws to protect children: March Of The Innocents will showcase at Vanier Theatre on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. with tickets at the door.

The public is invited to the new workspace at 279C Puntledge Road on Dec. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. for information and early-bird registration savings. For more information, email theatreworks@shaw.ca.

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