Game Design for Interactive Performance

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • 8


  • Requires e-billing
  • Requires e-billing

Registration is closed

In collaboration with Participatory Collective ATTEMPTS, this workshop enables teachers and instructors to explore games and game design/theories in performance. Theatre games are popular in drama classrooms and school-based performances, but how do we utilise games in performance and create a unique experience for every audience, telling stories collectively with your audience?

This workshop will address this question by allowing participants to use video game design theories to reexamine the relationship between performance and spectator. What's better than having fun in drama? More games and more fun!

Recommended for Drama CCA Instructors and Drama CCA Teachers-in-charge.

About the Facilitator

Poh Cheng Leong, Rei is a theatre practitioner, director and actor interested in the use of gaming narratives within participatory theatre. As a citizen of "meritocratic" Singapore, Rei believes in embracing and celebrating failures.

He is a proud graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts’ Master of Directing for Performance programme and is the founder of a participatory performance collective ATTEMPTS. Rei has created thought-provoking participatory and forum theatre works like ATTEMPTS:SG, ATTEMPTS:MEL and莎莎》Girl In the White Sand Box. Rei’s recent projects include the showcase of DATING SIM (beta) — a participatory piece that experiments with video game-style narrative in LATE NIGHT TEXTING 2019 (Centre 42’s showcase of original text-based works by some of Singapore’s most promising independent theatre-makers), and DATING SIM’s multiple online versions in 2020 and 2021.

Funding and Subsidies

Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) Funding

e2i, an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), aims to support all freelance Drama CCA Instructors with a 50% subsidy for all Level Up! Fest 2022 workshops.

The subsidy is stackable with the SDEA member discount.

Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Register for the workshop(s) prior to the e2i funding application
  • Not be a MOE Teacher or Staff

Click here to find out more and apply for the subsidy.

Application for e2i funding will close on 20th November 2022.

Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI)

In loving memory of the late Christina Sergeant, TSPDI is an SDEA initiative that offers subsidies for members to attend SDEA events, workshops, and masterclasses.

Chosen applicants will receive 50% off the nett invoiced amount (amount after other subsidies) for Level Up! Fest 2022 programmes in funding.

Click here to find out more and apply for the initiative.

Application for TSPDI will close on 11th November 2022, and all successful applicants will be notified by 14th November 2022.

Level Up! Fest 2022: Symposium for Drama CCA Educators

In partnership with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the LASALLE College of the Arts, SDEA presents Level Up! Fest 2022, a two-day symposium for the Drama CCA Instructors and Teachers-in-charge.

Level Up! Fest is SDEA’s platform to recognise, celebrate, and bring focus to the importance of the professional development of the theatre/drama educator.

This year, Level Up! Fest is specially curated for Drama CCA Instructors and Drama CCA Teachers-in-charge to advance capabilities and develop more holistic Drama CCA experiences for students in today's world.

Gain new knowledge and strategies from nine workshops designed and facilitated by faculty members from NAFA School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre and LASALLE School of Dance and Theatre. Get inspired by talks conducted by industry leaders. From introductory programmes to in-depth skills development workshops, there is something for everyone!

SDEA Members will be able to enjoy a 20% discount on registration fees as well as apply for the Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI) for additional support.

Workshop spaces are limited! Join us in the many opportunities this November for you to Level Up!

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for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

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