• Patrick Oliver Jones

Spotlight: Only Make Believe, Part 1

This episode is Part One of a two-part look at a wonderful organization, Only Make Believe and is also the first installment of the Spotlight Series! Dena shares part of her life story in entertainment and what/who brought her to America. We also discuss the founding of Only Make Believe and how it has shaped her work and her life ever since.

Geraldine Sherman was born in Middlesex, England and became a busy actress on BBC and in film (IMDB) when she met and later married James Hammerstein, son of legendary lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. She is now known as theater producer Dena Hammerstein, President/CEO of James Hammerstein Productions and Founder of the non-profit organization Only Make Believe.

OMB brings interactive theater to children in hospitals and care facilities, those with illnesses and disabilities and special needs. They entertain the kids with specially created plays designed for their needs and to encourage their participation. Starting in one hospital in 1999, OMB has now grown (thanks to private and corporate support and donations) to more than 50 hospitals in New York City and Washington D.C.

Find out more about OMB and how you can help them

make a difference in children's lives.