‘Connections’ is a non-partisan platform for connecting stakeholders in the education sector through open dialogues on current challenges, issues and developments with the aim to inspire change.
Through the various activities organised under ‘Connections’, SDEA has:
- Actively promoted the use of drama as a pedagogy to complement existing teaching practices
- Initiated and facilitated dialogues with/between various stakeholders such as NAC, MOE (CPDD, ECDA and AEB (formerly CCAB)), NIE (VPA), WDA, teaching artists, educators and various professional theatre companies
- Conducted drama workshops in partnership with The Kennedy Center (US), CCAB and NAC
The SDEA Theatre Arts Conference is an international conference with a special focus on practices in South East Asia. It provides a platform for practitioners to share their work, methodologies and research under three strands – community, education and performance. The conference comprises academic presentations, performances and workshops and is held once every two years, alternating with Celebrate Drama!
This youth and community festival 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. Celebrate Drama! happens once every two years and alternates with the SDEA Theatre Arts Conference.