September 3, 2010
Tiernan Murphy, a Year 5 student at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), impressed with his Chinese telling of Little Red Hiding Hood to end up in top 5 of the National Storytelling Competition held in Hangzhou this month.
Tiernan’s placement is a first for non-Asian contestants in this government-organized contest, which measures performance by storytelling ability, technical skills in Mandarin and stage presence. On that last category, Eoin Murphy explains his son’s passion for acting allowed him to deliver a dramatic reading of how the wolf gets cut open with scissors in the Chinese version of the story.
The article was published in Little Star: