SDEA you became my community. Thank you so much for years of inspiration, encouragement and motivation.

- Jacyntha England, SDEA Member

Join us in advancing the profession of the drama/theatre educator, advocating for the practice and value of drama and theatre.


Latest news, open calls, special workshops and other highlights from us

Level Up! Fest is back this November

Level Up! Fest is back with over 20 workshops and programmes to get you levelled up for "The Future of Drama Education"! From workshops and courses, to getting an affordable new headshot, it's time to Level Up! this November.

Presenting the New SDEA Committee for 2021 - 2023

At the 19th Annual General Meeting held on 4th August 2021, SDEA voted in a new committee for 2021-2023.

Grant Writing 101

SDEA is pleased to announce Grant Writing 101, a series of 5 bite-sized videos and an online panel discussion aimed at equipping you with the necessary skills to craft and prepare strong grant applications.

Upcoming Programmes

Level Up! Fest 2021 is here! Check out these upcoming workshops and programmes.

Level Up! Fest 2021

Level Up! Fest 2021: Arts With/In Communities

Artists working with/in communities often find themselves with complex and dynamic relationships and environments. This workshop is an introduction as well as refresher for arts practitioners who are interested in engaging with/in communities. This workshop will help you to consider the key questions related to the design and implementation of community arts projects, work through the values needed at work, and through this process, develop criticality in your practice.

Level Up! Fest 2021

Throwing A Light on Theatre-Making: Finding Spaces to Listen

In this re-screening of the opening keynote from the Theatre Arts Conference 2021, **Professor Helen Nicholson** will ask how drama educators in theatres and schools can work together and find new ways to listen well, and in the company of others.


November 19, 2021

Level Up! Fest 2021

Level Up! Fest 2021: Headshots

Put your best face forward! Your headshot is your first impression, and making a great first impression that captures who you are counts! Come down to SDEA Office for your's by professional photographer, Boban James!

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