Schitt’s Creek ac­tor re­turns to alma mater

The Drumheller Mail - - Around Town - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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Stu­dents at DVSS had the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with for­mer stu­dent and pro­fes­sional ac­tor Karen Robin­son.

Robin­son com­pleted her Grade 12 at DCHS and went on to a long act­ing ca­reer on stage and screen. This in­cludes work in the Strat­ford Fes­ti­val and The Citadel Theatre in Ed­mon­ton. Most re­cently she is known as Ron­nie Lee on the Emmy Award-win­ning Schitt’s Creek.

Robin­son tells she makes it back to Drumheller a cou­ple of times a year to visit fam­ily. She is the sis­ter of well known

Drumhel­lerite Mar­cel Robin­son.

She wished to in­ter­act with the stu­dents to talk about the path she took in her life, from grad­u­ate to col­lege stu­dent to pro­fes­sional ac­tor, and how all paths are dif­fer­ent.

“It’s not about the des­ti­na­tion, it’s about the jour­ney be­cause I think I am here be­cause I ended up at the Em­mys and it seems like the end­point, but in my head it is not the point, the fact it was just another stop in this life that I strive to keep liv­ing,” said Robin­son.

She jokes the pre­sen­ta­tion was a bit out of her com­fort level. While she has been on much larger stages, “but not with my own words!”

Karen Robin­son Pro­fes­sional Ac­tress

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