The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

LHUCA offers several programs designed to improve confidence, acting and improvisation skills, and social skills.

Role Initiative

Have you ever wanted to be a legendary sorcerer, a mischievous villain, or a roguish folk hero? Here’s your chance!

Roll Initiative is a beginner-friendly introduction to the fun world of tabletop roleplaying games. Participants will journey on epic quests and solve exciting puzzles. Whether it’s liberating small towns from bandits, exploring caves riddled with treasure and dragons, or stealing tomes from magical mage towers, players are sure to have the adventure of a lifetime!

New to tabletop RPGs? We got you covered! Roll Initiative sessions are beginner-friendly. New players can make a character together with the Game Master beginning at 5:30 p.m. Veteran players are welcome to bring a premade character. Sessions kick off at 6:15 p.m. Attendees must be 18+.

Every other Tuesday & One Saturday a Month | 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | LHUCA Graffiti Building

Check LHUCA’s Event Calendar for upcoming Roll Initiative Dates.

Healing Arts: The Fellowship

The Fellowship is a faction of LHUCA’s Healing Arts program and Roll Initiative that uses Critical Core to bring adventurers to the gaming table. Aided by dice, an experienced game facilitator, and their imaginations, members of The Fellowship will work together to explore fictional fantasy universes and stories during a 90 minute session.

Critical Core is a beginner-friendly introduction to tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs), like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder, developed by Game to Grow. Critical Core provides a safe sandbox for developing social confidence and communication skills while validating communication styles and building self esteem. Critical Core is facilitated by an experienced Game Master (GM) who will lead players in understanding ttrpg rules, characters, and roleplay basics. Players will be encouraged to develop their player and Game Master skills as part of this program and will have opportunities to run their own player-led sessions during the 90 minute block.

The Fellowship is currently being offered to High Point Village. If you have a student who would be interested in joining this session with High Point Village, please reach out to [email protected].

Intro to Improvisation

Whether you want to become a professional actor/improviser, develop your own content and characters, or gain more confidence in public speaking, Intro to Improvisation is for you! Step out of your comfort zone and learn to say “yes and” to endless possibilities. The Intro to Improvisation session will feature improv games and trust building activities that will lead to improvised scene work. Learn how to let go of your inhibitions while challenging yourself in a safe environment! Ages 15+.

One Saturday a Month| 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.| LHUCA Graffiti Building 

Weekend sessions are free! Check the event calendar for upcoming dates and register to secure your spot.

For more information call LHUCA at (806) 762-8606 or email [email protected].

Kinna McInroe: Instructor Bio

Instructor Bio: Native Texan Kinna McInroe is back in her stomping grounds after 20 plus years of living and working in the entertainment business in Los Angeles. Kinna is an actor, singer, improvisor, writer, voice talent, YouTuber and teacher. She has over 30 years professional experience in the business and is a life-long student of her craft.

A few of her film and T.V. Credits include: Office Space, Where The Heart Is, CSI, Criminal Minds, Deidra and Laney Rob a Train, Hawaii Five-0 and the Mad About You reboot. Commercial work includes Folgers, Walmart, AT&T, GoDaddy, etc. You may recognize Kinna’s voice from Parcast’s True Crime podcasts, she was also the voice/ host of over 100 Kick It Naturally podcasts and the voice of the YouTube channel Squirrel Monkey. She and her husband received Youtube’s Silver Creator Award for their channel Squirrel Monkey. In L.A. she studied with Gary Austin, founder of The Groundlings, for 15 years as well as Gordon Hunt and many other notable acting teachers and improvisational schools. She improvised for years in a show called Shplotz with guests artists such as Helen Hunt, Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Ruebens),Jason Alexander, James Corden, Helen Slater and dozens of other well-known artists. Kinna taught for the Non-profit, Turbine, under the direction and mentorship of Robert Watzke teaching his technique of See-React-Change. She looks forward to bringing her knowledge and years of experience to LHUCA and basically to just have fun and play.