Carolyn L. Robinson has been performing since the age of 12, when she won her first oratorical contest with an original composition. She has performed with various acting troupes that include the New Baltimore Minstrels, the Arena Players and the Randallstown Community Players. For more than 15 years, she has performed with the Calvary Baptist Church Sacred Arts Ministries where she has served as Assistant Director and Coordinator of a Reader’s Theatre Group.
Carolyn believes in using theatre arts as a ministry tool to teach people about Jesus Christ. “In today’s world, children don’t always have someone in the home that exposes them to God. I want to expose those children to God in a way that they don’t have to fear Him or be afraid of Him. I help them to understand that their gifts and talents all come from Him and that each of us is endowed with a plan and purpose for our life.”
While the ATD program exposes children to all types of theatre arts and scripts, Carolyn uses her gifts of writing to develop many of the scripts used in performance ensuring that the gospel message is heard. She frequently incorporates sign language into the program as a way of kids learning non-verbal communication through facial expression.
Carolyn has worked throughout the community with programs such as Aunt Hattie’s Place, helping to produce their annual fundraiser programs as well as with WIN Family Services teaching creative arts to at-risk youth. Carolyn has also worked with the National Women’s Prison Project performing at fundraisers as well as at local prisons encouraging inmates through her performances. She also frequently coordinates with local churches performing and doing workshops for youth and young adults. Carolyn also enjoys photography, cooking, travelling and anything creative.