Who We Are

Established in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation by a group of artists and drama educators, SDEA’s mission is to advance the profession of the drama/theatre educator and advocate for the practice and value of drama and theatre in performance, education and community.

SDEA is run by a volunteer committee comprising 9 members elected on a 2-year cycle supported by a secretariat at Goodman Arts Centre.

SDEA is a member of the International Drama/Theatre Education Association (IDEA) and is committed to making drama/ theatre and education accessible, significant and present in the lives of children and young people everywhere. SDEA's work as an advocacy and professional development body has earned recognition from IDEA’s President Robin Pascoe as meeting the goals for the development of arts education mapped out in UNESCO’s 2nd World Conference on Arts Education Agenda. Read more about IDEA here.

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Mission

To advance the profession of the drama/theatre educator and advocate for the practice and value of drama and theatre in performance, education and community.

Drama educator: teaching artists, teachers who use drama in their work, applied theatre practitioners

Target group for advocacy efforts: artists, arts managers, arts practitioners, policy makers, school leaders, community leaders

Vision

Internationally recognised as the organisation for connecting stakeholders in theatre and drama education in Singapore to inspire change.

People Behind SDEA

People form the heart of SDEA. Here you can view current committee and secretariat members.

President

Rosemary McGowan

Vice-President

Khairul Nizam

Secretary

Choy Wai Wan

Treasurer

Fazli Ahmad

Committee Member

Ezzat Alkaff

Committee Member

Ellison Tan Yuyang

Committee Member

Farah Ong

Committee Member

Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan

Admin and Finance Manager

Ong Yu Xin

Senior Communications Executive

Mark Benedict Cheong

Interim membership Manager

Janey Hou

Business Unit Manager

Pearlyn Cai

Theatre Arts Conference Project Manager

Zailina Binte Zainal Abidin (Zai)

Subcommittees and Staff

The subcommittees and members who help make SDEA's mission possible.