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Let’s Connect: Home Remedies
17 June, Wednesday @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for Let’s Connect: Home Remedies, a digital event to share skills, knowledge and strategies!
As the circuit breaker measures ease, we find ourselves emerging from our home offices into a world that is different than before. Yet if there is one thing that remains true, it is that we are stronger when we are helping each other and sharing what we know.
In this Let’s Connect, look forward to sharings in the fields of theory, applied drama, and drama/theatre practice in the context of this period. Among these sharings include Drama Educator Choy Wai Wan sharing about using video games to teach Greek Theatre and Drama History, and Applied Theatre Practitioner Dr. Adelina Ong sharing about her work using applied theatre to work through/negotiate some of the fear people are experiencing at this time.
We are also working with restaurants on treating you to a special discounted meal for the event!
Join us on 17th June, Wednesday, for an evening of sharing, food, and meeting up with friends from the safety of our homes.
Towards Digital Compassion by Dr. Adelina Ong
Dr. Adelina Ong will be sharing about some strategies she employs in her work, including how to set up offline tasks that open up conversations that give participants an opportunity to work through/negotiate some of the fear they are experiencing at this time, as well as ways to create opportunities for creative experimentation across screens.
Discover Ancient Greece: Playing Video-Games by Choy Wai Wan
Wai Wan will be sharing about his use of the Discovery Tour mode in the video-game Assassins’ Creed: Odyssey to take his students on a digital tour of a reconstructed Ancient Greece. The journey takes them through the temenos of Dionysus in Athens (including a digital reconstruction of the Theatre of Dionysus) as well as the the Grecian assembly on the Pynx. he will also be discussing some gaming trends and developments which he feels is exciting for use in drama.
Q&A on “Doctoring Directorial Approaches” with Oliver Chong
Oliver Chong began teaching a directing masterclass online under SDEA from the beginning of May. Through a Q&A-styled conversation, he will be reflecting on the adaptations he undertook when teaching the masterclass online, how it differs from doing so in person, and how the digital environment changes the experience of the student and the teacher.
Dr. Adelina Ong
Dr. Adelina Ong completed her PhD at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK in 2018. Her thesis, Compassionate Mobilities, proposes a theory for negotiated living inspired by parkour, art du déplacement, breakin’ (breakdancing) and graffiti. She has also written about skateboarding and published in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal and Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (RiDE). She co-edited a special issue of RiDE ‘On Access’ with Colette Conroy and Dirk Rodricks which has recently been published as an edited collection under Routledge.
Choy Wai Wan
Choy Wai Wan is a committee member at SDEA and he is a Theatre Studies educator at Tampines Meridian Junior College. As a budding artist-educator, he looks forward to engaging with the community to develop himself, as a teacher, while contributing to the landscape of drama education.
The most recent winner of Best Actor at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2020 for A Fiend’s Diary, Oliver Chong is a multi-award winning and published playwright, director, actor and designer. Some of his memorable works include A Fiend’s Diary, Roots, I’m Just A Piano Teacher, Cat, Lost & Found, The Book of Living and Dying, Citizen Pig and Citizen Dog. Oliver was the Resident Director of THE FINGER PLAYERS (2004 – 2018), currently the core member of the company. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of ODDDCROP Theatrical Productions (2019 – present).
We’ve also worked with local restaurants Thunder Tree Leicha and Singapura Club for up to $10 off your order.* Register for Let’s Connect by 5pm 13th June and order yourself a hearty meal to accompany your evening with us!
*With a minimum order value of $36 for Thunder Tree, and $30 for Singapura Club
*valid for one-time use only on either 16th OR 17th June 2020