Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas, one of our repeat guests visited us for the second time in October 2012. Deirdre volunteered time from her Hamanasi vacation to mentor the Grade V school children of The Holy Family Hopkins School with Drama classes. Deirdre is presently Production Operations Manager and a Teaching Artist with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Deirdre has directed over 75 plays, musicals and operas for both adults and young people.
The children were exited throughout the sessions along with their Language Arts teacher Mr. Troy Coleman. The participation of the class was incredible, filled with lots questions and laughter. At the end of the 3 days session, the children were given a certificate of participation and some yummy snacks for the Hamanasi kitchen.