Schitt’s Creek actor returns to alma mater
mailphoto by Patrick Kolafa
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