[Event changed] Facilitating Critical Thinking Through Participatory Drama

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • 356


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Announcement: We regret to inform that speaker Han Xuemei will be unable to conduct her planned talk due to COVID-19. The event will continue as a sharing and networking session by NAFA, SDEA and NICA, with a Q&A at Studio 410a. Light refreshments will be provided.

Students in today’s world learn about themselves and the society they live in largely through social media and the Internet. Oftentimes, they find themselves with a lot of information about issues that they don’t know how to process and talk about.

How can drama create opportunities for students to learn about themselves and the world in a deep and meaningful way?

Referencing her work in forum theatre and arts-based community engagement with theatre company Drama Box, Xuemei shares her reflections on how Drama CCAs in schools can create a space and culture for dialogue and critical thinking through participatory drama.

Recommended for:

  • Drama CCA Instructors
  • Drama CCA Teachers-in-charge
  • Arts Educators
  • School Leaders
  • Researchers

Registration starts at 1.15pm.

This session will open with an address by SDEA and a sharing on capability development offerings by NAFA, and will be followed by a Q&A.

This talk is free with registration. 

About the Speaker

Han Xuemei is a theatre practitioner based in Singapore. She believes in socially engaged practice, and imagines the arts as an integral ingredient for beauty and hope in society. Her artistic practice involves designing spaces and conditions for people to exercise their right to be creative, disrupt routines and deconstruct paradigms.

Her recent explorations FLOWERS (2019), The Gift (2018) and MISSING: The City of Lost Things (2018) are multi-disciplinary experiences that engage the audience in deeply visceral and personal ways.

She joined Drama Box in 2013, and was nominated by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore's national performing arts centre) to participate in the 2019 ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting) Artist Lab. In 2021, she was given the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council.

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!

SDEA is a Registered Charity from 20 February 2020 and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme
for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

Singapore Drama Educators Association is a registered charity (UEN: T02SS0123G) 
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