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Kids “act up” at TV Players workshop

Thompson Valley Players hold “Acting Up” workshop for Literacy Week

‘Acting Up’, a one day theatrical workshop for young actors facilitated by Thompson Valley Players group in Barriere last Saturday was the final local event for Interior Savings Unplug and Play week in this area.

This fun filled day of improv, play writing, and performing was sponsored by Barriere and Area Literacy and Learning with four facilitators and 16 enthusiastic young people taking part.

The participants were divided into groups, then given a set of props and were asked to write a skit. They then created characters, wrote a story line and performed it for the rest of the group who critiqued their work. From there the participants took advice from the crowd and reworked their skits to perform again at the end of the day.

The four Thompson Valley Players instructors commented on being amazed at the imagination and acting skills of the young aspiring actors that were taking part. They were even more impressed by the fact that the whole workshop was a completely unplugged day!

The Thompson Valley Players (TVP) spokesperson Beverly Murphy says the group will be hosting more workshops in the next few months for both youth and adults.

“TVP would like to thank programs like Barriere and Area Literacy and Learning for sponsoring these events,” said Murphy, “Their support makes it possible for us to learn, share and create our theatrical abilities.”

Murphy advises area residents to watch the upcoming events from Thompson Valley Players, and to “come out and enjoy the experience”.

There will be a TVP fundraising Bingo on Feb. 16, at the Barriere Seniors Centre, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and Bingo starting at 12 noon.

“Come out and find out more about our group,” encourages Murphy, “Have a lunch at the Seniors’ concession and enjoy an afternoon of Bingo, all in support of future TVP workshops.”

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