Upcoming Events

    • 16 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • SDEA Office, 90 Goodman Road Block B #04-02 Goodman Arts Centre, Goodman Rd, Singapore 439053
    Registration is closed

    Drama activities can be used to establish relationships, develop group cohesion, develop skills, and as a springboard to activities.

    This course is a practical dive into the act of facilitation of drama activities for non-performative intentions and objectives.

    Participants will reflect on principles of improvisation in facilitation, enhance their facilitator’s presence and body language, and build a reflexive practice.

    It is designed for those new to the field, as well as those who have some experience and want to become a better drama facilitator.

    About The Course

    Course Objectives:

    • Expose participants to a variety of drama activities in an applied drama context
    • Understand how drama activities can be used for developing executive functions, building community, and as part of group processes
    • Understand principles of facilitation related to drama activities
    • Recognise and understand individual needs in a group setting
    • Incorporate reflexivity into the practice of facilitation

    Learning Outcomes:

    Participants will be able to: ​

    • Identify, plan, and facilitate basic drama activities for outcomes such as group-building, focus, creativity, and imagination, among others;
    • Improve their physical presence and body language as a facilitator;
    • Build reflexivity in their practice.

    Pre-requisites:

    • 21-years-old​ and above
    • Some experience in facilitation

    Suitable For:

    • Social Service Agencies staff
    • Allied Healthcare workers
    • Arts/Drama practitioners for community engagement / working in community context
    • Educators
    • Anyone who wants to improve their group facilitation and engagement skills


    Course Schedule:

    Date 

    Time 

    Module(s) 

    Venue 

    16 May 2024 

    10am - 5pm 

    • Introduction to aims and impact of drama activities  

    • Introduction to Drama Facilitation  

    • Principles of Improvisation in Facilitation  

    Goodman Arts Centre 

    17 May 2024 

    10am - 5pm 

    • Recognising and Understanding Individual needs in a group setting  

    • Reflexivity in Drama Facilitation Practice  

    • Mock Facilitation & Feedback  

    Goodman Arts Centre 

    20 May 2024

    10am - 5pm 

    • Mock Facilitation & Feedback  

    Goodman Arts Centre 

    21 May 2024

    10am - 4pm 

    • Individual Facilitation Assessment 

    Goodman Arts Centre 

    *Includes 1-hour lunch break


    The Facilitator:

    Michael Cheng is an applied drama practitioner and educator. He works extensively with people with disabilities and youth, and has experience across a wide spectrum of communities, from seniors, married couples, people with HIV, to vulnerable populations and people-at-risk.

    He has initiated, led or facilitated community theatre projects, with themes of heritage, integration, intergenerational communication, active ageing, social support, support for people in medical settings, and domestic abuse.

    He was most recently resident artist (as part of SEED Collective) in a National Arts Council (NAC) Community Arts Residency (Silver Arts). The project investigated stories from senior residents in Ang Mo Kio, and included elements of community artmaking and online participatory theatre.

    As an Accredited Playback Theatre Trainer (APTT), he has taught internationally at all levels of Playback, both in online and in-person settings. He is the immediate past-Chair of the Board of Directors at the Centre for Playback Theatre. He is Artistic Director of Tapestry Playback Theatre, and a Practitioner Member of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN). He is also a member of the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA).

    Michael is an adjunct lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic, imparting skills in applied drama to young and adult students. He is also an artist-educator who trains teachers and works with students in special schools. The schools he has worked with include Grace Orchard School, Fernvale Gardens School, Metta School, Rainbow Gardens, and AWWA School.

    As a performer, most of his work has been with Tapestry Playback Theate, tackling social issues in community performances. He has also performed with companies like Paper Monkey Theatre, The Necessary Stage, Drama Box, and In Source Theatre.


    Discounts, Funding & Subsidies:

    Early Bird Registrations [Ends 21 April 2024]

    Receive 5% off the course fee.

    SDEA Membership Discount

    SDEA Members will receive 20% off the course fee. Apply for membership here.

    Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI) [Apply by 21 April 2024]

    The Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI) is a funding initiative by the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) to support freelance practitioners and drama educators to make professional development a regular part of their lives. 

    Successful applicants will be awarded up to S$500.00 subsidies for this course.

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

    SkillsFuture Credit [NEW! | Apply by 15 May 2024]

    Singaporeans aged 25 and above who are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit can apply for a claim. 

    Please inform SDEA that you intend to use your SkillsFuture Credit in part or in full for the qualifying course fee. to obtain the necessary supporting documents for the claim. Visit MySkillsFuture to check your credit balance and for more information on the claims process.

    Applicants who request for school e-billing will not be eligible for a SkillsFuture Credit claim. 

    NAC-NICA Training Support [NEW! | Apply by 21 May 2024]

    Self-employed arts educators can claim up to $500 in subsidies and training allowance.

    Application process:

    1. Apply online for a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) from NICA by 21 May 2024
    2. Email the NICA-issued LOE to SDEA

    More details about funding here

    NOTE 1: This funding is in the form of a reimbursement. Successful applicants will have to make full payment to SDEA first.

    NOTE 2: Successful applicants will automatically be eligible for UTAP funding. No additional application is required for UTAP.

    Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) [NEW!]

    NTUC members enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 or $500 (aged 40 years old and above).

    UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion via the NTUC UPortal. T&Cs can be found here.

    NOTE: This funding is in the form of a reimbursement. Registrants will have to make full payment to SDEA first.

    Other External Fundings

    Community Care Training Grant - For Community Care organisations' staff


    Please ensure that you have registered for the course before applying for funding.

    If you require any support, please contact projects@sdea.org.sg. 


    • 24 May 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • SDEA Office, 90 Goodman Road, Block B #04-02, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
    • 20


    SDEA's Drama for Learning in the Malay Language Classroom workshop is back by popular demand!

    In this 3-hour session, participants will learn a variety of Drama strategies particularly for the teaching and learning of the Malay Language. Through this workshop, Malay Language teachers will develop an understanding of how Drama can extend and deepen the learning of language skills while increasing student engagement and achieving educational goals. Specially designed for Malay Language teachers, this hands-on workshop aims to inspire teachers to actively adapt and employ tools of Drama in their lessons.

    Tailored to Primary School Malay Language Teachers.

    Selama sesi 3 jam ini, pelbagai strategi drama yang boleh membantu dalam pengajaran dah pembelajaran Bahasa Melayu akan diperkenalkan kepada para peserta. Para peserta akan juga dapat memahami bagaimana penggunaan seni Drama dapat memperkuatkan kemahiran bahasa, meningkatkan penglibatan pelajar dan mencapai matlamat pendidikan.

    Kursus ini direka khas untuk guru-guru Bahasa Ibunda dan bertujuan untuk memberi inspirasi kepada para guru untuk giat menggunakan pendekatan drama dalam aktiviti pengajaran mereka.

    Disesuaikan untuk Guru Melayu Sekolah Rendah.

    About The Facilitator

    Ghazali Muzakir has more than 10 years experience as a Drama Educator and has been a Theatre Practitioner since 2005 in various roles (actor, writer, designer, director, producer, facilitator of Theater of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre practitioner and a certified Medical Clown). His passion for learning, combined with his child-like wonderment has allowed him to approach his practice and pedagogy with interdisciplinary methodologies.

    Ghazali Muzakir telah berkecimpung dalam bidang seni pentas dan lakonan semenjak tahun 2005 sebagai seorang pelakon, pereka, pengarah, penerbit, pendidik, fasilitator dan badut perubatan. Sebagai seorang pendidik seni pentas, beliau mempunyai pengalaman selama lebih sedekad mendidik para pelajar dari pelbagai latar belakang, termasuk para pelajar istimewa. Beliau pakar dalam seni “Playback Theatre” dan juga “Theatre of the Oppressed” (termasuklah Forum Teater) setelah menjalani latihan bersama Kuringa di Berlin.


    Spaces are limited so do register early if you're interested.

    *Payment details will be sent via email once registration has been received and confirmedPayment can be done individually or via requesting an e-bill to your school.

    For school group bookings or enquiries, please email projects@sdea.org.sg.

Past Events

17 May 2024 SDEA Swop Shop #2 2024 - Lower Secondary Edition
15 May 2024 Drama for Learning in the Tamil Language Classroom (Primary School) / நாடக உத்திகளின் மூலம் தமிழ்மொழி கற்பித்தல்
14 May 2024 Drama for Learning in the Chinese Language Classroom (Primary School)/ 应用戏剧,促进华文教学
27 Mar 2024 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Community of Practice 5
27 Mar 2024 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches-Early Childhood - Community of Practice 2
25 Mar 2024 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - The Art of Facilitating Drama Activities
16 Mar 2024 [Connections 2024] Trajectories: Exploring The Skills Framework For Arts Educators
16 Feb 2024 SDEA Swop Shop #1 2024 - Lower Primary Edition
16 Dec 2023 Characters In Transition - A Workshop By Ramesh Meyyappan
17 Nov 2023 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - ETLA10
15 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023: Make Shakespeare Come Alive
15 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023: Learning through Pretending - Drama as a Pedagogical Tool to Build Multiple Literacies in the NT English Classroom
15 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023: The Anatomy of a Speech and Drama Class
14 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023: Collaborative Creations: Unlocking Devised Theatre’s Potential
14 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023: Engaging Learners through Drama in the Primary School Classroom
14 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023: Finding Your Authentic Voice
14 Nov 2023 Level Up! Fest 2023 Day Passes
12 Oct 2023 The Art & Craft of Facilitating Drama Activities
3 Oct 2023 First Aid Training Programme for Drama Educators
20 Sep 2023 Annual General Meeting 2023
26 Jul 2023 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - The Art & Craft of Facilitating Drama Activities
10 Jul 2023 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches for Arts Educators - Early Childhood (2nd Intake)
2 Jul 2023 [Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Masterclass] Interculturality and Theatre Work
1 Jul 2023 [Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Masterclass] Activating and Moving Your Communities by Making Community Theatre with Them
1 Jul 2023 [Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Masterclass] Games as Social Metaphors
30 Jun 2023 [Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Masterclass] Deep Listening, Sharing Places, and Creating Spaces
30 Jun 2023 [Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Masterclass] Dramaturgy of a Participatory Performance
30 Jun 2023 Theatre Arts Conference 2023 - Rooting Deep, Branching Wide: Strengthening Practices and Expanding Possibilities
25 May 2023 [CANCELLED] Drama for Learning in the Malay Language Classroom (Primary School) / Penggunaan Drama Dalam Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu
24 May 2023 [CANCELLED] Drama for Learning in the Tamil Language Classroom (Primary School) / நாடக உத்திகளின் மூலம் தமிழ்மொழி கற்பித்தல்
22 May 2023 Drama for Learning in the Chinese Language Classroom (Primary School)/ 应用戏剧,促进华文教学
4 May 2023 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - Theatre Arts Conference 2023
3 May 2023 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Community of Practice 4
3 May 2023 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - ETLA-EC02
3 May 2023 Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) Funding - ETLA-EC02
4 Mar 2023 Connections 2023:Our Many Colours: Cultural Inclusivity in the Drama Classroom
25 Feb 2023 Launch of The Arts Freelancer's Playbook: SDEA’s Guide to Understanding Contracts
7 Feb 2023 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Early Childhood Community of Practice
5 Jan 2023 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (9th Intake)
13 Dec 2022 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Community of Practice 3
28 Nov 2022 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - ETLA09
25 Nov 2022 Drama for Learning in the Malay Language Classroom (Primary School) / Penggunaan Drama Dalam Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu
23 Nov 2022 The Nuts and Bolts of Technical Theatre
23 Nov 2022 Warm-up Activities for Young Performers - Safeguarding Vocal Health of Young Performers
23 Nov 2022 Planting the Seeds of Change Through Drama - A Cognitive and Affective Process Steeped in Being and Becoming
23 Nov 2022 Dramaturgical Strategies for Devised Performance
23 Nov 2022 Developing Students’ Physicality through Le Jeu
22 Nov 2022 Game Design for Interactive Performance
22 Nov 2022 [CANCELLED] Let’s use Fables!/让我们用寓言!
22 Nov 2022 [Event changed] Facilitating Critical Thinking Through Participatory Drama
22 Nov 2022 The Actors Process
22 Nov 2022 Exploring the work of Jacques Lecoq
22 Nov 2022 The Expressive Voice
21 Nov 2022 First Aid Training Programme for Drama Educators
14 Nov 2022 Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) Funding - Level Up! Fest 2022
17 Oct 2022 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - Level Up! Fest 2022
7 Sep 2022 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Community of Practice 2
29 Aug 2022 20th Annual General Meeting
30 Jul 2022 Developing a Visual Theatrical Language – A Lecture-Discussion + Workshop by Ramesh Meyyappan
6 Jun 2022 Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) Funding - ETLA-EC
6 Jun 2022 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - ETLA-EC
1 Jun 2022 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Community of Practice
30 May 2022 Sketch Comedy Writers Interest Group with Mitchell Fang
18 May 2022 Drama for Learning in the Tamil Language Classroom (Primary School) / நாடக உத்திகளின் மூலம் தமிழ்மொழி கற்பித்தல்
22 Apr 2022 Membership Focus Groups on SDEA
1 Apr 2022 Extraordinary General Meeting - 1 April 2022
19 Mar 2022 Connections 2022: Safeguarding of Children in the Arts
11 Mar 2022 Let's Connect: Making Space
5 Feb 2022 SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (8th Intake)
3 Jan 2022 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative - ETLA'08
13 Dec 2021 The Sketch Comedy Writers Interest Group
3 Dec 2021 Let's Connect: Take Five
30 Nov 2021 A Discussion - Skills Framework for Drama Educators
29 Nov 2021 Outdoor Voices – A Conversation About Arts for Young Audiences in Singapore
27 Nov 2021 Nutrition - for Arts Practitioners
27 Nov 2021 Contract Negotiation Strategies Workshop
25 Nov 2021 Drama for Learning in the Malay Language Classroom / Penggunaan Drama dalam Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu
25 Nov 2021 Drama for Learning in the Tamil Language Classroom / நாடக உத்திகளின் மூலம் தமிழ்மொழி கற்பித்தல்
24 Nov 2021 Child First Aid Blended Course by Singapore First Aid Training Centre (SFATC)
23 Nov 2021 Drama for Learning in the Chinese Language Classroom / 应用戏剧,促进华文教学
22 Nov 2021 Standard First Aid Blended Course by Singapore First Aid Training Centre (SFATC)
19 Nov 2021 Headshots
15 Nov 2021 Members Portal Clinic
13 Nov 2021 Broken Pieces, Bigger Picture: Identifying Trauma in the Classroom
13 Nov 2021 Opening To The Floor: Facilitating Post-Show Dialogues and Panel Discussions
12 Nov 2021 Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Communities Using Drama
10 Nov 2021 Caterpillar and Chrysalis: Storytelling Workshop
8 Nov 2021 Career Chat: Teaching Drama as a Co-Curricular Activity
2 Nov 2021 Mindfulness for Arts Practitioners
1 Nov 2021 Throwing A Light on Theatre-Making: Finding Spaces to Listen
21 Sep 2021 Retro Music Writing Club
18 Sep 2021 Dungeons & Dragons with Matt Lyon
4 Aug 2021 SDEA Annual General Meeting
10 Jul 2021 SDEA Panel Session: The Realities of Grant Writing
19 Jun 2021 Focus Group for Terms & Conditions 5
18 Jun 2021 Registration of Interest for Support Group Session in Memory of Paul Ko
4 Jun 2021 Let's Connect: BYO
22 May 2021 SDEA Theatre Arts Conference
8 May 2021 Focus Group for Terms & Conditions 4
6 May 2021 Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TAC)
26 Apr 2021 SDEA ChitChat: Spotlight on Applied Theatre
17 Apr 2021 Focus Group on Terms & Conditions 3
27 Mar 2021 Focus Group 2 for Contract: Standard Terms & Conditions
17 Mar 2021 Let's Connect: Roadmaps
13 Mar 2021 Connections x March On! Workshop for Teaching Artists
10 Mar 2021 Connections Teachers Dialogue In Person
10 Mar 2021 Connections Teachers Dialogue - On-Line
10 Mar 2021 Connections x March On! Workshop for Teachers
27 Feb 2021 Focus Group 1 for Contract: Standard Terms & Conditions
1 Feb 2021 SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (7th Intake)
17 Dec 2020 Let's Connect: Holiday Quiz

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