We’re nearing the end of our run of Journey of a Lifetime at Heritage Park. The show is a collaboration between Heritage Park and Quest Theatre Society.
Right before I got this job, I finished my Bachelor of Education Degree- then jobs started getting cut in the school system. I was scared. Just finished two years of education, feeling pretty confident about the future- then CHOP, CHOP, CHOP goes the jobs. “So it goes” – Vonnegut.
I got cast to play a part in Winn Bray’s beautifully crafted play on immigration to Canada. I got to work with the imaginative and inspiring director, Kevin McKendrick. And now I get to share the Canmore Opera House with some incredible folks- bringing to life the Colonist train that took courageous and hopeful immigrants across Canada.
This show is going to tour across Canada- from Halifax to Vancouver, starting in September. How many times in our lives do we get to travel across our country? The last time I did, I was 22, or 23? I was living in a van and doing 5 fringe festivals. The trip was four months. We slept in parking lots and bathed in lakes. It was a great way to see the country. I’ll never forget the time we took out our set (which was a table and a couple of chairs) used it for fine dining on the side of the road; in one of those truck driver turn outs. We made soup on a Coleman stove and drank wine out of the bottle as trucks passed us on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Living the dream. Or a dream.