"It was with Gramma Dyck that I learned my first lesson on the importance of being able to tell a good story."
As a Russian Mennonite immigrant, she shared her childhood experiences from that far away country. I remember many Sunday afternoons, while the rest of the family was taking an afternoon nap, I would keep Gramma awake by asking her to, “Tell me a story about when you were young.”
It was rooted in those experiences that my love of story and theatre lead me to Rosthern Junior College (RJC) as a student because of their drama and fine arts programs.
I was lucky that during my senior year at (RJC) I was mentored by the Designer at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, giving me the opportunity to work on their sets as well as having their guidance in designing and building sets at (RJC).
From there I moved on to a University degree majoring in Fine Arts from Bethel College in Kansas.
I have attended the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Indiana and took some art and music classes at Goshen College as well.
Artistic Director and Founder, Vickie Dyck
All to lead me back to Rosthern Junior College as a fine arts teacher. Then finally to become the founder and Artistic Director at The Barn Playhouse. A theatre that just happens to be on our family’s farm where my education actually began those many years ago at my grandmother’s knee.