Celebrate Drama!

All past Celebrate Drama! programmes can be found here.

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All past Celebrate Drama! programmes can be found here.

2020

Celebrate Drama 2020: Principles, Process, Practice! (POSTPONED)

Postponement of Celebrate Drama 2020 in light of COVID-19

In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus, the SDEA Committee has decided to postpone Celebrate Drama 2020 until further notice for the safety and comfort of everyone involved. We kindly seek your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused. The committee is currently looking into postponing the event to later this year. We would like to thank you for your support for SDEA and for Celebrate Drama 2020, and we sincerely hope that you will be able to join us in the future when a new date is set.   


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 63456997 or at projects@sdea.org.sg. Celebrate Drama is back in May 2020! Looking for a platform for your students to learn more about the devising process? Hoping to find an alternative to competitive platforms and wish to expose students to a supportive learning environment? Join us at Celebrate Drama, SDEA's biannual youth and community festival bringing together the combined efforts of teachers, artists, youths and the community who do interesting and meaningful work with drama!


Celebrate Drama 2020: Principles, Process, Practice!

The theme of this edition of Celebrate Drama is Principles, Process, Practice!. Students from multiple schools will learn the principles, understand the process, and practice multiple approaches to devised theatre shared by 5 different professional drama/theatre practitioners.

What to look forward to

Students can look forward to learning different styles of collaborative theatre making first-hand from professional drama/theatre practitioners in a workshop - *Principles, Process, Practice!**.* Equipped with their new skills, they will collaborate with peers from other schools, devise, then perform in 10 in a Bag - 10 minutes, 10 stimuli, 1 bag! The celebration ends with students engaging in a guided group reflection and sharing with drama/theatre practitioners, where they can enquire about their practice and the prospects of being a practitioner in the industry.

For a more detailed programme, click on the box above. Students will get the opportunity to...

  • Collaborate with new friends to devise a brand new piece of theatre, encouraging social emotional learning and ingenuity in performance-making on a shoe-string budget
  • Learn, share, and appreciate a multitude of approaches to creating theatre from professional drama/theatre practitioners
  • Perform an original performance in a fun, low pressure atmosphere of camaraderie at the sharing

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Meet the Facilitators

This Celebrate Drama, we are shining the spotlight on the principles, the process, and the practice of different professional drama/theatre practitioners and their multiple approaches to devised theatre. [

Adib Kosnan has been creating works in the Singapore theatre scene as an actor, playwright and director since his first production in 2003. He is also an educator and a regular facilitator for interactive and forum theatre productions. He has worked with TheatreWorks, Checkpoint Theatre, The Necessary Stage, Drama Box, Teater Ekamatra and Teater Kami among others. He has also been nominated for the Life Theatre Awards for best script in 2018 (28.8 by Teater Kami) and for best supporting actor in 2019 (0600 by Ground-Z0). Adib enjoys the collaborative nature of theatre and is especially interested in improvisation and forum theatre. He is currently an Associate Artist at Checkpoint Theatre. He is also a founding member of Singaporean playwright collective Main Tulis Group.

Farez Najid was trained in Lasalle College of the Arts for 2 Years. His work’s as a performer include “Tanah Air” (Drama Box, 2019) "Tiger of Malaya" (Teater Ekamatra 2018), “Prism” (Toy Factory Productions 2017), and "The Rubbish Prince" (Three Pumpkins: 2018,2019,2020). He has run numerous over-night camps and youth workshops during his 2 year tenure with a non profit organisation, Ground Up Initiative and WOW Kampung and is an active Drama Facilitator. Recently Farez Najid embarked on a new journey as a facilitator for Let's Go Play Outside. He also dives into the world of Dungeons and Dragons during his free time as a Lvl 7 Bard.  

Isabella Chiam is an actor, puppeteer & theatre practitioner based in London & Singapore. Trained at RADA, Isabella's recent theatre credits include Beside Ourselves (M1 Fringe), Fantastic Mr. Fox (SRT), and Snow Queen (Polka Theatre). She has performed internationally, collaborating in cross-cultural productions across Asia & Europe. Isabella was twice-nominated and won for 'Best Ensemble' at the Life! Theatre Awards and is a National Arts Council (SG) Arts & Heritage Scholar. Isabella also has a deep interest in movement, collaborative theatre-making & actor training. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, and is invested in cultivating wiser, kinder generations of theatre-makers and actors in Singapore. She strongly believes that theatre is a powerful tool for empowerment and social change, and is proud be a part of theatre collectives Five Stones Theatre and UP, creating meaningful work for children. Isabella will be premiering her new work commissioned by NAC under the AYN programme in March, and joins The Theatre Practice as Associate Artist for 2020.

Michelle is a writer and drama educator. As a playwright her work has been produced by several local theatre companies, including Cake Theatrical Productions and Singapore Repertory Theatre. Her last play, I am trying to say something true, was commissioned as part of the Esplanade Studios 2018 season. Currently Michelle teaches in the theatre department at the School of the Arts.  


Teacher Training Workshop

At Celebrate Drama 2020, there's something for teachers as well! Before the festival begins, Drama Teachers-in-Charge from participating schools will get a rare chance at professional development and participate in a workshop led by drama/theatre practitioners. This is your chance to experience what your students will be going through. SDEA will also be conducting a session on doing a learning needs analysis and going through a buying guide overview for your drama club so that you can match the needs of your students with suitable drama educators and trainers out there!

For a more detailed programme, click on the box above. Click here to register


Make 2020 a meaningful and fruitful year for your drama club, and join us at Celebrate Drama 2020: Principles, Process, Practice! If you are interested to find out more, drop us an email at office@sdea.org.sg or contact us at +65 6345 6997. We hope to see you and your students at the festival!


2018

Celebrate Drama! 2018: Exploring Crossroads

The Celebrate Drama! 2018 theme 'Exploring Crossroads' invites students to explore the multiple roads which they may travel to develop personally through drama. The festival features two meaningful collaborative experiences in the form of the much-anticipated C3 (Creative Collaboration Camp) and 10 in a Bag performance showcase. Make 2018 an unforgettable year for your drama club. Empower your students by enrolling them in this special performance-making process where they could collaborate, exchange perspectives and pick up drama skills with new friends from different schools. This quintessential Celebrate Drama! experience also connects them to leading professional theatre practitioners through engaging industry talks that may leave a lasting impression on your young theatre-makers. So mark these dates, 16 March 2018 & 25 May 2018, on your calendar and we hope to see you and your students at our festival! 

Registration Details

Participation fee: $1800 * Places are limited to 10 schools with a maximum of 20 students per school. * Places are awarded on a first come first served basis. To register, complete the registration form here [

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2016

Celebrate Drama! 2016: Celebrating DIversIty

On 15 and 16 July 2016, more than 700 youths, parents, drama educators, theatre practitioners and people who work with youths celebrated drama at SDEA's biennale youth and community festival Celebrate Drama! 2016. The Arts House was abuzz with workshops, performances and a theatre open house performed and managed by youths all over the Singapore.

The theme of Celebrate Drama! 2016, ‘Celebrating DIversIty’ highlighted youth identity within a diverse spectrum of needs, age, gender and aspirations. Through drama, youths, educators as well as young theatre practitioners discussed their identities as youths and the part they play within a broader, diverse community.

The festival was organised in collaboration with The Arts House.

SDEA would also like to thank these supporters and partners:

  • Ministry of Education (Arts Education Branch)
  • Singapore Association for Mental Health
  • Deyi Secondary School
  • ITE College Central
  • National Youth Council SHINE Festival
  • School of the Arts
  • Raffles Institution
  • Palm View Primary School

Through the partnerships, the festival was able to provide avenues for emerging practitioners to practice their craft and be mentored by professionals in the industry. Most importantly, it provided other NGOs and community organisations to experience the value of drama in empowering their clients and communities. SDEA would also like to thank our sponsors for their belief in the festival and for supporting the next generation of theatre-makers.

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Celebrate Drama! In The News

Drama Helps Youths Change Mindsets and Evoke Emotions, Berita Harian, 26 May 2016 (Translated here) The Young Take Centre Stage, The Straits Times Life!, 12 July 2016 Exploring Illness Through Applied Theatre, Expat Living, July 2016 issue We Are All In This Together, Centre42


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Celebrating DIversIty

Celebrate Drama! 2016, a local youth and community festival returns on 15-16 July 2016 at The Arts House. For the 9th year running, it brings together the combined efforts of teachers, artists, youths and the community who do interesting and meaningful work with drama. The theme for 2016 is ‘Celebrating DIversIty’. It spotlights youth identity within a diverse spectrum of needs, age, faith and gender. It features two days of fun workshops, engaging presentations and meaningful performances with dialogues. Through the festival, SDEA encourages youths not only to view each other’s works but also to collaborate in workshops, make new friends and have meaningful dialogues with each other about drama and their own identity in the wider, diverse community they belong to. The box office at The Arts House is open to students and the public only. For SDEA members who wish to purchase tickets for the festival, please email to: office@sdea.org.sg or call 6345 6997 for more details.

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2014

Celebrate Drama! 2014: YOUth Take On Local Literature

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About Celebrate Drama!

Celebrate Drama!, organized by Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) is a local youth and community festival that brings together the combined efforts of teachers, artists, youths and the community who do interesting and meaningful work with drama. It features workshops, performances, dialogues, exhibitions, film screenings, and presentations.

In the 8th year running, the theme for Celebrate Drama! 2014 is "YOUth Take On Local Literature".

Workshops and performances use lesser known Singapore literary works as a stimulus to learn new drama skills and deepen understanding of drama processes.

Facilitators for the workshops include celebrated local playwright Haresh Sharma as well as young emerging talent Faith Ng to theatre stalwarts like voice trainer Matt Grey and director Sean Tobin, who is currently with the School of the Arts. Up and coming director, Rayann Condy, also shares her insights in a directing workshop.

Ten secondary schools are invited to present devised performances in response to a selection of local poems. To encourage simplicity and innovation in play making, they will use props that can be carried in a bag of a specific size.

Two invited schools also present their take on local texts, Two Faces by Gregory Nalpon and Neighbours by Alfian Sa’at.

All the performances end with a post-show discussion to encourage dialogues in discovery of the texts as well as challenges in their playmaking.

Celebrate Drama! 2014 also features hearing impaired performers who work with the National Technological University Welfare Service Club and a youth forum discussing the challenges of breaking into the Singapore theatre scene by experienced theatre professionals in the creative and production aspects.

Through Celebrate Drama!, SDEA encourages youths not only to view each other’s works but to collaborate in workshops and have meaningful dialogues with each other about drama, local literature and to make new friends through drama.

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Price:

Workshop: $60 (SDEA Member) ; $80 (Public) ; $60 (Student and NSF)

Performance/Forum: $20 (SDEA Member) ; $25 (Public) ; $25 (Student, Individual) ; $20 (Student, Groups of 5)

2012

Celebrate Drama! 2012

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Drama is DIVERSE

Drama can extend beyond the stage to address social issues and create social change. How can it be used in a responsible and meaningful way by and for different youth profiles?

This year, the theme of Celebrate Drama! 2012 is ‘Connecting Communities through YOUth.’ It spotlights people working with and for youths, particularly in the area of social service and change. Join us at The Arts House for two days of workshops, presentations, performances and dialogues to develop your understanding of how drama can be used to engage youth in personal development and active citizenship.

Whether you are an educator, caregiver or social / health professional who works with challenged individuals or groups, you won’t want to miss out!

About Celebrate Drama!

Launched in 2005, Celebrate Drama! is SDEA’s local public outreach platform that showcases and celebrates the use of drama in everyday life. This Community Festival targets different groups every year with a diverse programme to encourage all round participation. It features performances, workshops, forums and installations. Download Programme Brochure


Performances

Just Stressed Lah!
Ahmad Musta'ain Khamis and Marianne Sim Performance and Discussion

Time: 7PM - 9PM

Duration: 120 minutes

Location: Play Den

Audience Capacity: 80

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

Just Stressed Lah! explores stress-related issues through the eyes of two distinct, yet complementary communities - teachers and students. This devised piece has the cast actively engaged in unearthing, prodding and confronting the voices that normally take a backseat in the classroom (or the corners of the staffroom). It is from this healthy, vivacious banter and some theatre magic, that these issues are foregrounded, with hopes that the audience will find it all insightful.

Kids Interrupted
Sangeeta Nambiar and Playacting Productions

Time: 2PM - 3.30PM

Duration: 90 minutes

Venue: Living Room

Audience Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

Dramatized Reading for Young Children - Workshop and Showcase. Join Sangeeta Nambiar as she takes you through a series of activities that encourage young children to be more involved with voice work and expressive reading. This will be followed by a short presentation of the children's work and a Q and A session facilitated by Christina Sergeant

Catch You When You Fall
Performance Showcase

Time: 7PM - 9PM

 Duration: 120 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Audience Capacity: 25 Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

This showcase on original 10 minute plays created by students are based on given titles, 4 chairs and all the props they can fit in a big, blue IKEA bag. The plays show that with open communication and acceptance of people as they are - we can help in suicide prevention.

Workshops

Drama Tools in Counselling
Sharmini Winslow

Time: 10AM - 1PM

Duration: 180 minutes  

Venue: Blue Room

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

This workshop aims to equip participants with ideas for running group Counselling using drama. The session will cover establishing rapport and safety in the group; initiating spontaneity and building group cohesion; creating awareness in areas that clients need to address; and facilitating role play and effective group sharing after enactments. A simple model will be presented and participants will get to experience the process of a typical session run by the facilitator.

Rehab Theatre in Prisons
Peggy Ferroa

Time: 10AM - 1PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Participants Capacity: 20

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

Any arts project in prisons is an obligation to help in the process of rehabilitation. Many inmates agree that change comes from within, from an individual’s deep desire to move out of the present cycle. How can theatre be used to work with inmates and the correctional institution to help shape the desire for change? This workshop deals with how to plan outcomes and assessments that help this journey.

Listen
Teng Zi Ying and Asyraf Aziz

Time: 2PM - 3.30PM

Duration: 90 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $40 (Public), $30 (SDEA Member)

Listen is a workshop in collaboration with Action for AIDS designed to help participants identify the different modes of transmissions beyond the typically-known ones, recognize the stigma and discrimination that takes place both beyond and within people living with HIV (PLHV), and outline the importance of way we treat PLHV over the disease itself.

Feeling Special
Kenneth Kwok

Time: 10AM - 1PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Venue: Living Room

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

This interactive workshop will immerse participants in an introductory Forum Theatre experience designed for teenagers to address the issue of bullying. Ideal for teachers in a secondary school or tertiary education setting.

Devising Drama for Youth at Risk
Oniatta Effendi

Time: 2PM - 5PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Venue: Blue Room

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

This 3-hour workshop will look at two specific projects which were crafted and facilitated by Oniatta with Youths-At-Risk. The projects are “Hello Hero!” and “- am.” “Hello Hero!” was a heartwarming project that engaged youths from homes in a letter writing process through the process of drama. The resultant letters are heart-wrenching moments filled with heartfelt regrets, apologies, ambitions and aspirations.

Forum

Guiding Youths in using Drama for Social Change

Time: 3.30PM - 5PM  

Duration: 90 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

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.

Performances

The Journey
Down Syndrome Association, Performance and Discussion

Time: 2PM - 3.30PM  

Duration: 90 minutes

Venue: Play Den

Audience Capacity: 80

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

A sudden dream jolts a man out of his daily routine and sets him on a journey of discovery. Is the journey real or is it still part of his dream? What will he discover? Conceptualised and directed by Julius Foo and assisted by Jean Ng, this piece is performed by 9 persons with Down Syndrome and one person with Autism. The performance combines movement and music with some text. There will be a talk-back after the show to share the process.

Self:Harm
Theatre:Connect, Performance and Discussion

Time: 2PM - 5PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Audience Capacity: 80

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

Self:Harm is a devised performance that stemmed from a need to address an "Issue" that is never discussed, at least, not in public. Written and created entirely by the young people in Theatre:Connect, Self:Harm will bring to lif young people's lives and what we can do to make it a little easier. Following the performance, there will be a discussion on the process of devising a piece on a sensitive and potentially risky topic.

Catch You When You Fall
Performance Showcase

Time: 7PM - 9PM

Duration: 120 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Audience Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

This showcase on original 10 minute plays created by students are based on given titles, 4 chairs and all the props they can fit in a big, blue IKEA bag. The plays show that with open communication and acceptance of people as they are - we can help in suicide prevention.

WORKSHOPS

Connecting to the Community
Dr. Jennifer Kulik

Time: 10AM - 1PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Venue: Blue Room

Audience Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

During this workshop, participants will learn about a local community drama program designed to help strengthen intergenerational understanding. This VIA project used Reminiscence Theatre and Playback Theatre strategies to build relationships between students from Victoria Junior College and elders from the Touch Centre during an 8 week programme. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Kulik, designer and facilitator of the project, and students / elders involved in the project.

Using Arts in Classroom to Develop Community
Dr. Jennifer Kulik

Time: 2PM - 5PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Venue: Blue Room

Audience Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

During this workshop designed for educators and teaching artists, participants will identify elements of strong classroom communities, learn and share arts-based strategies to develop trusting and comfortable classrooms, and engage in hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom.

Drama for the Intellectually Disabled
Edith Podesta

Time: 10AM - 1PM

Duration: 180 minutes  

Venue: Living Room

Audience Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

This workshop centres around the practical use of the actor's body in space and in relation to other actors so as to develop spatial, dynamic and aesthetic awareness. It further examines movement through Anne Bogart's viewpoints and calls upon the principles of Laban and Animal work, and the late teachings of Stanislavski on actor's physicality and element work.

Drama for the Physically Disabled
Edith Podesta

Time: 2M - 5PM

Duration: 180 minutes  

Venue: Living Room

Audience Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $80 (Public), $60 (SDEA Member)

This workshop is a practical introduction to devising physical theatre with disabled and non disabled actors. It will explore various entry points into devising designed to both inspire actors and jump-start the creative process at all levels.

To Timor With Love
Shalyn Yong and Fatin Syahirah

Time: 11.30AM - 1PM

Duration: 90 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

This workshop shares the framework and strategies of an interactive drama programme crafted to help children of the young nation of Timor Leste. Through drama, children gained ownership of their healthcare and increased their awareness of the different diseases and the preventive measures that can be taken. Children were enrolled as members of a Health Army, fighting against different ‘Unhealthy Monsters’ by dramatizing how diseases common to their nation can be cured.

An Empty Bowl
Joseph Tan and Afriyanto Ayub Performance Workshop

Time: 10AM - 11.30AM

Duration: 90 minutes

Venue: Chamber

Participants Capacity: 25

Ticket Price: $25 (Public), $20 (SDEA Member)

An Empty Bowl approaches the issue of Anorexia through exploring a story, interacting with different characters, and solving dilemmas through drama. Participants place themselves in various situations and attempt to assist a protagonist face their problems. Through the use of drama, participants learn and understand Anorexia Nervosa from the perspective of the someone who has Anorexia. Participants will learn the various factors and consequences of this disorder and how they can help someone if they think he/she is anorexic.

1 & 2 June, Friday & Saturday, Full-Day Exhibition, Installation, Roving & Interactive Performances!

To Timor With Love

Exhibition

Venue: VIP Room

This exhibition shows how drama was used to basic hygiene skills to young children in Timor Leste.

Sensing Time
Shireen Abdullah and Abhishek Cherian George

Venue: Foyer The installation will explore how memories are expressed and retained, and, which of the senses lead in the forming and recalling of the memories. Sensing Time is meant to be a multi-sensory, free flowing experience (not documentary or factual) that will wash over the audience. It is hoped that the installation will trigger the audience's own memories and, upon reflection, offer some interesting perspectives on how memories are created and recalled.

Puppets on Wheels
Roving Performance

This free roving performance features wheelchair-bound children who are proud to present their new performance skills to you.

Say No to Dengue
Interactive Performance

Venue: Gallery

This piece combines both Forum Theatre and Theatre-in-Education for lower primary school children. It explores the plight of two housewives. Mrs Lim keeps her house Dengue-free, while Mrs Tan remains completely ignorant that her house is on the way to becoming a dangerous breeding hotspot. Mrs Tan’s attitude takes for a turn when her son contracts Dengue Fever and the NEA Officer, together with his fleet of trainees, steps in to save the day. The NEA Office imparts his knowledge and Dengue-prevention techniques which is a valuable take-away for all.

Celebrate Drama! 2012: Designed for Health Care Workers

Drama can provide a common ground or a different approach to tackle healthcare issues. If you work with challenged individuals or groups, Celebrate Drama! offers different avenues for surfacing discussion, encouraging cognitive and physical integration, as well as building community development. 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!


Celebrate Drama! 2012 Designed for Health Care Workers

Workshops

  • Listen – Teng Zi Ying, Asyraf Aziz and Suzan Karim help identify the different modes of transmissions and recognize the stigma associated with HIV (PLHV) through a performance workshop. 1 June, 2pm - 3.30pm.
  • Drama for the Intellectually Disabled – Edith Podesta shares the practical use of the actor’s body in space and in relation to other actors to develop spatial, dynamic and aesthetic awareness. 2 June, 10am - 1pm.
  • Drama for the Physically Disabled – Edith Podesta gives a practical introduction to devising physical theatre with disabled and non-disabled actors. It will explore various entry points into devising designed to both inspire actors and jump-start the creative process at all levels. 2 June, 2pm - 5pm.
  • Connecting to the Community – Fulbright Distinguished Award Scholar 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.
  • Empty Bowl – Joseph Tan, Afriyanto Ayub and Suzan Karim, approach Anorexia through story, interacting with different characters, and solving dilemmas through drama. 2 June, 10am - 11.30am.
  • To Timor with Love – Find out how Shalyn Yong and Fatin Syahirah use drama for children to increased awareness of different diseases and their preventive measures. This workshop is mentored by Suzan Karim. 2 June, 11.30am - 1pm.

Performances

  • 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 with 9 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

All happening at Celebrate Drama, 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! Check out Celebrate Drama! 2012's full programme run-down 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.

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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Forum

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.

Workshops

  • 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.

Performances

  • 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

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