Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) is Singapore's leading organisation for drama educators, school teachers and theatre professionals.

We are a cause and profession driven organisation with a vision that drama is a vital element in the development and transformation of an individual in society.

SDEA aims to foster and establish drama education as a profession. It works closely with NAC (National Arts Council) MOE (Ministry of Education), NIE (National Institute of Education), WDA (Workforce Development Authority) as well as local and international learning institutions and professionals to raise the bar on drama education practices in schools and communities.

Join SDEA as a Member By being a member of SDEA, you can

  1. Better your industry by being part of a stronger voice to create, innovate and bring valuable changes to drama education and drama educators.
  2. Engage in professional development with generous member discounts to workshops, master classes as well as events. Gain insight to new ideas, strategies and challenges to keep current in your career.
  3. Be a part of forums and discussions that affect the policies, national benchmarking, as well as the educational and arts landscape in Singapore
  4. Raise your standards and standing by volunteering on SDEA sub-committees. Being part of special projects, research or contributing to SDEA’s in house journal Dramatize! builds your resume.
  5. Be a part of a bigger network of local and international drama educators, artists and professionals from diverse career fields for friendship, networking and collaborations.

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Celebrate Drama! 2014 - Youth Take On Local Literature

25th and 26th July 2014,  The Arts House

In the 8th year running, the theme for Celebrate Drama! 2014 is YOUTH Take On Local Literature.  Workshops and performances will use lesser known Singapore literary works as a stimulus to learn new drama skills and deepen understanding of drama processes.

Facilitators for the workshops include celebrated local playwright Haresh Sharma as well as young emerging talent Faith Ng to theatre stalwarts like voice trainer Matt Grey and director Sean Tobin, who is currently with the School of the Arts. Up and coming director, Rayann Condy, will also share her insights in a directing workshop.

Ten secondary schools will also be invited to present devised performances in response to a selection of local poems.  To encourage simplicity and innovation in play making, they will only use props that can be carried in a bag of a specific size.  Two invited schools will also present their take on local texts, Two Faces by Gregory Nalpon and Neighbours by Alfian Sa’at. All the performances will end with a post-show discussion to encourage dialogs in discovery of the texts as well as challenges in their playmaking.

Celebrate Drama will also be featuring hearing impaired performers who are working with the National Technological University Welfare Service Club. There is also a youth forum discussing the challenges of breaking into the Singapore theatre scene by experienced theatre professionals in the creative and production aspects.

Through Celebrate Drama, SDEA encourages youths not only to view each other’s works but to collaborate in workshops and have meaningful dialogues with each other about drama, local literature and to make new friends through drama.

About Celebrate Drama!

Celebrate Drama, organized by Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) is a local youth and community festival that brings together the combined efforts of teachers, artists, youths and the community who do interesting and meaningful work with drama.  It features workshops, performances, dialogues, exhibitions, film screenings, and presentations.

Book Your Tickets

Online: www.bytes.sg

By Phone: Call 63326919

In Person: The Arts House Box Office, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429

For more information on the programme, click HERE.