Level Up! Fest
SDEA is thrilled to announce Level Up! Fest, a brand new initiative that begins in November 2019 celebrating you, the professional.
Join this month-long celebration full of exciting opportunities and activities that will advance the profession of the drama/theatre educator*. From workshops, to getting a new headshot taken, to career consultation sessions, there’s a lot to look forward to this November and beyond.
About Level Up! Fest
Level Up! Fest is SDEA’s new platform to recognise, celebrate, and bring focus to the importance of professional development of the theatre/drama educator, in line with its mission. This year marks only the beginning of an initiative that SDEA hopes to grow and develop, bringing benefit and value to our members and the larger community that we are part of.
From workshops focused on directing young performers, to career consultations, there are many opportunities for drama/theatre educators to ‘Level Up’ and ‘boost’ themselves as professionals. We will also be highlighting professional development opportunities organised by other companies and organisations including the new Arts Resource Hub by the National Arts Council and Access Path Productions.
All these events and workshops will be aggregated into a single calendar, highlighting the multiple professional development opportunities available. As professionals, there is no maximum level. There is always something we can do to Level Up!
Level up in 4 different ways
There are 4 different ways to level up. You can level up your skills, profile, career, and yourself.
Level Up! Your Skills
Every drama educator needs the right skills to tackle any situation they are thrown into.
The craft of writing and directing may seem easy, but how are they different when you need to direct young performers? Level up your skills and “power-up” your drama/theatre career toolkit to make sure you’re equipped to face any challenge ahead!
Level Up! Your Profile
A drama educator deserves to put their best foot forward.
Whether you are seeking work with brand new colleagues or heading into a production with familiar faces, making a good first impression counts. That’s where you will need to arm yourself with a ravishing new headshot. Give your ‘avatar’ a makeover and level up your profile.
Level Up! Your Career
Are you looking to take your career to the next step and not sure how? Are you interested in exploring a different aspect of your practice?
Whether you have just started out your career or have been doing this for several years, join in our career consultation sessions! Level up your career by speaking to industry professionals and map your drama/theatre journey into the future.
Level Up! Your Self
It’s game over once your ‘Health Bar’ hits zero.
As drama/theatre educators, we often give so much that we may forget to care for ourselves. Rushing from one rehearsal venue to another while juggling your finances and making sure you are well fed might be a challenge. That’s when you need to take the time off and level up your self, so that you are in tip-top shape to be the best drama educator you can be. Join us as we explore the different ways that we can heal!
Level Up! Fest Calendar
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Level Up! Fest Events
As part of Level Up! Fest, SDEA has organised a series of workshops and events across four different paths (career, self, profile, and skills) that will help you level up and boost yourself as a professional!
From workshops focused on directing young performers, to career consultation sessions, to getting a new headshot taken – check out these opportunities at Level Up! Fest!
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Level Up! Fest Aggregated Events
We have also aggregated workshops and events by other organisations and practitioners happening this November, aligned with our focus on personal development. From emotional support groups to music workshops, there’s a whole world out there waiting for you to explore!
*Have an event that will help others level up? Drop us an email at email@example.com!
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Career Chats with Jeffrey Tan
In these sessions, participants will meet with our Career Mentors who will get to know you, the work you do, your aims and ambitions, and help you to develop strategies to help you achieve your goals. This could extend to possible career paths, professional development courses, and companies and individuals to connect and work or volunteer with.
Students, graduates, or anyone looking to expand your area of work or to start on a new journey altogether. These sessions are open to all. Our Career Mentors will offer you fresh perspectives. Kickstart your journey today!
Each Session is a group consultation (of up to 5pax) with the Career Mentor.
13th November – Jeffrey Tan
20th November – Noorlinah Mohamed and Thong Pei Qin
27th November – Sophia Begum
Price: $12 (SDEA members), $15 (non-members)
Dates: 13th, 20th, 27th November 2019
Venue: Lowercase at LASALLE
About Jeffrey Tan, Theatre Director, Drama Educator and Creative Producer.
He graduated with a BA (Drama) from the Queensland University of Technology and an MA (Drama and Theatre Education) from the University of Warwick. He has worked full time as Resident Director with The Theatre Practice (1997), Drama Lecturer with LASALLE SIA (1999), Associate Artistic Director with TheatreWorks (S) Ltd (2002), Assistant Director (Festivals) with the National Arts Council (2007) and Assistant Director, Community Arts and Culture Division, People’s Association (2012).
Since 2016, Jeffrey became an independent arts producer/director. Jeffrey was also selected as an Arts Fellow for the Singapore International Foundation’s ‘Arts For Good Fellowship 2018/2019’. Jeffrey was also selected for the inaugural ‘Singapore Producers Platform’, a one-year mentorship with Performing Lines Australia, 2018/2019. Jeffrey just returned from Brisbane from a three weekends season of ‘Open Homes’ in 15 homes in Brisbane, Australia
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