Much ado about acting: Islander accepted to Stratford Festival prep school

MacKinnon, along with nine others, was recently selected to attend the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.

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Devin MacKinnon is among the 10 people preparing for a season at the Stratford Festival by going through the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. (Devin MacKinnon)

Devin MacKinnon had never acted before he arrived at UPEI.

By the time his studies were complete, he had a minor in theatre studies, performed in a production each of the four years he attended, and became involved with a community theatre group in Charlottetown.

He also spent a summer at the Victoria Playhouse — his first paid job. That, he says, is when he really caught the acting bug.

“When I realized that you could make a living from it, that’s kind of when I decided to pursue it more full time,” MacKinnon said.

Getting ahead

MacKinnon, along with nine others, was recently selected to attend the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.

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