Improv Update Summer 2018

At a recent art reception and interview session for the Visual Artists’ Cooperative at the Cape Cod Community Media Center, I took a tour of their great television facilities.   Later I met with Kate McMahon, the new director of Special Projects and “Izzi” Isabelle Caplan, the Director of Communications. I told them I had an idea to bring improv to the Cape public access channel. They told me they held Summer TV workshop camps at the TV station.  They had the idea that we should work on adding an improv camp to the summer lineup.  We have since developed a plan.  I will be teaching the three day workshop July 30-Aug 1. 

I am so excited to have a chance to bring this form of expression and fun to the kids, if we can just get the word out! Scholarships are available. The camp activities will include improv skits, character development, writing, comedy exercises, and short-form games. The kids (Grades 6-10) will learn the skills to work in the television studio where they will produce and perform on-camera programming, recorded and later broadcast on the channel 99 and website.

I grew up through the Chatham School System and loved the dramatic arts from an early age, playing Aunt Polly in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” to many school plays, to being with Poda Meier and Bryce Eldredge at Monomoy Theater and the Chatham Drama Guild.  I even received a scholarship from the Guild.  Later, in L.A., I joined an improv group, directed scenes and acted.  I completed graduate studies in theater arts, TV productions and film.  I hope this Summer event will bring the students some of the joy, confidence, and creativity that improv instilled in me.

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS FROM GRADES 6-10

Sign up for the class at www.CapeMedia.org

 ~1970 CHS Alice in Wonderland featuring Heather MacKenzie as the Dutchess

~1970 CHS Alice in Wonderland featuring Heather MacKenzie as the Dutchess

 Harwich Junior Theatre Summer Program production of "Tom Sawyer"  ~1966

Harwich Junior Theatre Summer Program production of "Tom Sawyer"  ~1966

Teen Improv Camp Coming Summer 2018

I will be conducting a 3-day Improv Workshop in partnership with the Cape Cod Community Media Center for Grades 6-10 from July 30th until August 1st, 2018, 10am-3pm.  See more information below and I look forward to seeing you there!  Class size is limited so shake a leg don't break a leg!  ~ Heather

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Big News - Coming Spring/Summer 2018 - NEW STUDIO

Beginning in the spring of this year, I will have a studio and workshop space in the new Harwich Cultural Center at 204 Sisson Road, Harwich, MA 02645 in room number 209.  Starting soon, I will be hosting many workshops, events, and showings at this new location.

Click here for information on the new Cultural Center which is residing in the former Harwich Middle School.

Keep an eye out for updates in the near future!

And of course you can always find me at Local Color Art Gallery when we reopen on Memorial Day Weekend for the season or anytime by appointment!

Contact me using the Contact Page on this website or email me directly at Heather@PicturePoet.com 

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Heather's Artwork is now featured in several Home Design and Lifestyle magazines!

Heather MacKenzie's artwork is featured in several Home Design and Lifestyle magazines as well as in advertisements (as seen below) for prominent home decorating companies.

Heather's featured abstract photograph, titled "Beyond the Sea," is seen below in all its glory:

 Heather MacKenzie's "Beyond the Sea"

Heather MacKenzie's "Beyond the Sea"

 

Here's the new ad, for the Nautique Interior Design company in Brewster featuring Heather's "Beyond the Sea":

 An ad from Nautique posted in the June 2017 issue of Cape Cod Magazine featuring Heather's "Beyond the Sea" to the right

An ad from Nautique posted in the June 2017 issue of Cape Cod Magazine featuring Heather's "Beyond the Sea" to the right

Additionally, her work has been featured in an article in Southern New England Home which you can see by clicking here.