At the Drama-In-Education Conference held in Beijing from October 3-5th, more than 150 students from the audience participated in two public Helen O'Grady class workshops on stage. Many of these non-English speaking children from ages 5 up to 12 were eager to learn and participate on stage in front of perhaps 400 - 500 pairs of eyes.
Lead teacher Rebecca Shatford with her larger than life personality was a great entertainer and trainer. Leading Chinese expert in Drama and Film, Ji Shi Loong commented, "She has drama not only in her voice but also throughout her body. It was entertaining to watch her teach these students who had no prior training with her."
The Conference was organized by Dreamaker Theater jointly with China Youth Development Center and Shanghai Theatre Academy.