Masterclass Series: Devising

Singapore Polytechnic lecturer and theatre practitioner Oniatta Effendi facilitated the Devising masterclass on 14 November 2015 at Goodman Arts Centre. The masterclass was attended by 15 people who were exposed to methods and techniques for creating devised pieces of work and cultivating an ensemble bond with collaborators. Her work with students provided a unique lens about the role of the facilitator and brought about a discussion on the importance of developing a spirit of civic-consciousness in youths.

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14 November 2015: Devising

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The masterclass series is SDEA's platform to advocate regular professional development among drama educators, drama trainers and theatre practitioners through flexible and skills-focused 5-hour workshops. This masterclass will take you through methods and techniques for creating devised pieces of work and cultivating an ensemble bond with collaborators. The workshop is recommended for drama trainers, drama educators and theatre practitioners.

About Oniatta Effendi

Oniatta Effendi is a fulltime lecturer in the Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology programme in Singapore Polytechnic. She is passionate about working with the community, devising work with youths and has worked on several projects with vulnerable youths.

Details of Masterclass

Price: SDEA Member $220 ;  Non-Member $280 (normal rate)

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Masterclass Series Discounts:

  • Register now for all four masterclasses in the series to get a special 10% discount.
  • Enjoy 10% off for bookings of 5 participants or more.
  • SDEA Theatre Arts Conference full pass holders will receive 10% discount off each masterclass.

Please email to enquire about the discounts above.