Celebrate Drama! 2012: Learn How Teachers Can Use Drama Off-Stage
Whether you’re a teacher in a mainstream school or one that has a special ed focus, there is something for you and your students at Celebrate Drama. This year’s line up offers teachers and drama educators methods to engage their students in performance or work with different communities. Be a part of a forum in Guiding Youths in Using Drama for Social Change with panelists from MOE and international schools, MCYS (Youth division), the National Arts Council, a Voluntary Welfare Organisation, and teaching artists. They will talk about their personal experiences as well as engage in a Q&A with the audience. This forum is moderated by Kenneth Kwok. All happening at Celebrate Drama! 2012, The Arts House, 1 & 2 June 2012. Early bird offer - 10% off all bookings ends 15th May. SDEA members get 25% off all bookings till 30th May!
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Celebrate Drama! 2012 Targeted at Teachers
Guiding Youths in Using Drama for Social Change – With more young people using drama to work with voluntary welfare organisations and community groups, this forum aims to identify and clarify:
- planning considerations when embarking on Social Change projects
- requirements for the supervision of young people by VWOs/Teachers
- how to set and manage outcomes
- the ethics involved in using applied drama for social change
- the knowledge, skill-sets and time frame required
- concerns regarding emotional and physical safety, including confidentiality issues
Panelists on the forum will include representatives from MOE and international schools, MCYS (Youth division), the National Arts Council, a Voluntary Welfare Organisation, and teaching artists. They will talk about their personal experiences as well as engage in a Q&A with the audience. This forum is moderated by Kenneth Kwok. With more young people using drama to work with voluntary welfare organisations and community groups, this forum aims to identify and clarify planning considerations. 1 June, 3.30pm - 5pm.
- Feeling Special – This interactive workshop facilitated by Kenneth Kwok will immerse participants in an introductory Forum Theatre experience designed for teenagers to address the issue of bullying. 1 June, 10am - 1pm.
- Devising Drama for Youth at Risk – Oniatta Effendi shares what she did with two specific projects which were crafted for Youths-At-Risk. 2 June, 2pm - 5pm.
- Using Arts in Classrooms to Develop Community – Fulbright Distinguished Award Scholar Dr. Jennifer Kulik helps identify elements of strong classroom communities and shares arts-based strategies to develop trusting and comfortable classrooms. She also shares hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom. 2 June, 2pm - 5pm.
- Connecting to the Community – Dr. Jennifer Kulik shares a local community drama program designed to help strengthen intergenerational understanding. This VIA project sharing looks at how Reminiscence Theatre and Playback Theatre strategies are used to build relationships between students from Victoria Junior College and elders from the Touch Centre during an 8 week programme. 2 June, 10am - 1pm.
- Just Stressed Lah! – A play with a cast of teachers and students that explores stress-related issues through their eyes. Directed by Ahmad Musta’ain Khamis, final year Drama undergraduate at NIE and Marianne Sim who teaches Foundation Drama through to ‘O’ level Drama classes at CHIJ Katong Secondary School. 1 June, 7pm - 9pm.
- The Journey – A performance with9 persons with Down Syndrome and one person with Autism that combines movement and music with some text. Conceptualised and directed by Julius Foo and assisted by Jean Ng, this piece includes a talk-back after the show to share the process. 2 June, 2pm - 3.30pm.
- Catch You When You Fall – A showcase of original 10 minute plays on suicide prevention created by students from various schools and curated by Mohamad Shaifulbahri Sawal. There will be a discussion after the showcase with the performers and IMH. 1 & 2 June, 7pm - 9pm.
- Self:Harm – This devised performance by Theatre:Connect address an “Issue” that is never discussed, at least, not in public. It showcases young people’s lives and what we can do to make it a little easier. There will also be a discussion on the process of devising a piece on a sensitive and potentially risky topic. Directed and facilitated by Rosemary McGowan. 2 June, 2pm - 5pm.
- Say No to Dengue – This free performance combines both Forum Theatre and Theatre-in-Education for lower primary school children. It imparts knowledge and Dengue-prevention techniques which is a valuable take-away for all. Presented by Carin Tay, Wu Minyu, Chng Yi Kai and Muhammad Shafarie and mentored by Suzan Karim. 1 & 2 June.
- Kids Interrupted – Sangeeta Nambiar and Playacting Productions explores the psyche of children when confronted with problems and how, in the absence of adults, they create their own universe and work within it. 1 June, 2pm - 3.30pm.
- When I’m 64 – Theatre Cell brings together young people from theatre backgrounds to discuss and exchange their knowledge in the practice of theatre while Ageless Theatre is a new community theatre collective for seniors aged 50 and above. This collaboration aims to re-tell stories drawn from the wealth of experience of seniors. 2 June, 7pm - 9pm
About the Festival
Price: Early bird offer - 10% off all bookings ends 15th May. SDEA members get 25% off all bookings till 30th May! Check out Celebrate Drama! 2012's full programme and book now at www.bytes.sg. Visit Celebrate Drama! 2012 Facebook Events Page here, or follow our Facebook page at SGDramaEdAssn for programme updates.