The Nowra Players has been serving the south coast community since 1951. For much of that Lyn Harnwell has been working behind the scenes. She joined the committee in 1979 serving as President, Vice President,
Secretary and member.
Lyn still maintains the theatre's wardrobe. She has acted in over 30 plays and directed 20 productions. Lyn has long been a supporter of encouraging young people within the field of drama. While she has been co-ordinating children's drama classes - they've grown from 2-3 groups to 12 classes.
She initiated the Shoalhaven's annual youth drama award, advised HSC students on their projects, ran drama in primary schools, adjudicated at the Shoal haven Eisteddfod and public speaking and dance competitions.
Over the years she has made props and costumes, written the newsletter, organised wardrobe, ran publicity and theatre parties. As well Lyn co-wote the Nowra Players 50th anniversary publication - painstakingly sifting through records to create a wonderful tribute to the group. Lyn is a highly valued member of the Nowra Players and its committee says she thoroughly deserves recognition for her achievements