Level Up! Fest

All past Level Up! Fest programmes can be found here.

Past Events

All past Level Up! Fest programmes can be found here.

2021

[COMPLETED] 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.

2020

Level Up! Directing Masterclass - Doctoring Directorial Approaches

In this **one-to-one** Masterclass, Oliver Chong will work with participants for a total of **five** one-hour sessions. This masterclass draws focus on practical tools which would aid a director in developing a production. Oliver will guide participants through directorial approaches via specific prompts, offering suggestions, empowering you with the relevant language and terminology in the classroom or the rehearsal room.

If I Could Turn Back Time - The Retro Music Writing Club led by Kenneth Kwok

A lot of creative writing comes from our personal memories - and one of the strongest prompts to activate memories is music. This interest group brings members together to share informal pieces of short writing (think the length of a Facebook or Instagram post) inspired by the artists and songs from the greatest decade of pop music: the 80s! 

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Career Chats

The SDEA Career Chats are casual and intimate facilitated group sessions designed to help participants gain more understanding about career options in the theatre and drama education industry.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Mindfulness for Arts Practitioners

Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment without losing focus on the future. It is a way of paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness provides a unique perspective into our minds unlike other theories or disciplines. Mindfulness as Psychological Capital aids creativity, immersion and appreciation in a unique way within arts practitioners.  

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Pedagogy and Practice Series: Arts Education in the Early Years

This programme is commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by SDEA.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Pedagogy and Practice Series: Crafting a Lesson Plan

Learn how to craft a lesson plan from experienced drama educator and practitioner Dr. Noorlinah Mohamed. Find out what it takes to craft an effective and affective lesson plan, and pick up effective strategies to engage your participants and students.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - The Art Of Freelancing: A Talk by Jeremiah Choy

Join Jeremiah Choy, creative director, producer, and curator as he shares tips, advice, and the right mindset to have as you trek precariously through the "minefield" of your freelancing journey.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Pedagogy And Practice Series: Introduction to Creating Theatre in the Community

This programme is commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by SDEA.

This Is Me - Collage-Making Art Jam: the Level Up! Fest Edition led by Rosie McGowan

Set aside some time to check in on yourself, and join us for a Collage-Making Art Jam hosted on Zoom by Rosie McGowan! Gather anything you can find at home – old notes, magazines, receipts, spaghetti, toilet paper – and create a response to the day’s given theme: This Is Me

2019

Career Chats with Jeffrey Tan

In these sessions, participants will meet with our Career Mentors who will get to know you, the work you do, your aims and ambitions, and help you to develop strategies to help you achieve your goals. This could extend to possible career paths, professional development courses, and companies and individuals to connect and work or volunteer with.

Career Chats with Noorlinah Mohamed and Thong Pei Qin

In these sessions, participants will meet with our Career Mentors who will get to know you, the work you do, your aims and ambitions, and help you to develop strategies to help you achieve your goals. This could extend to possible career paths, professional development courses, and companies and individuals to connect and work or volunteer with.

Get Headshot By A Pro - 16th November

We know how difficult it can be to constantly update your headshots for your CVs, so at Level Up! Fest, we have decided to make things a little less complicated. Get 3 digitally enhanced images (soft copy only) when you get your Headshots here with Boban James (www.bobanjames.com) at SDEA! Please note: There will be no hair and make-up services provided, so please come prepared.

Career Chats with Sofia Begum

In these sessions, participants will meet with our Career Mentors who will get to know you, the work you do, your aims and ambitions, and help you to develop strategies to help you achieve your goals. This could extend to possible career paths, professional development courses, and companies and individuals to connect and work or volunteer with.

Get Headshot By A Pro - 23rd November

We know how difficult it can be to constantly update your headshots for your CVs, so at Level Up! Fest, we have decided to make things a little less complicated. Get 3 digitally enhanced images (soft copy only) when you get your Headshots here with Boban James (www.bobanjames.com) at SDEA! Please note: There will be no hair and make-up services provided, so please come prepared.

Self Care Jamming

Think of the old oxygen on a plane scenario - when there's an emergency on a plane, we are told to put the oxygen masks on ourselves first, before we help others. We can't help other people if we're struggling to breathe ourselves. As drama educators, self-care is vital, so that we can give the best to those around us when we need to. Come explore what self-care means to you and create your own blend of self-care!

A Workshop on Negotiating an Artiste Engagement Contract

What are the key points that an artiste should look out for in engagement contracts? This workshop helps demystify such contracts and provide the artiste with tools to navigate through negotiating and concluding a contract that is clear and fair to the parties.

A Conversation on Arts Advocacy

What is arts advocacy? What does it mean to advocate for something? What kind of work do arts advocates do? Drop by Goodman: B-Sides and have a chat with Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA), a pioneer arts intermediary organisation, alongside veteran arts educator and producer Michele Lim on the topic of arts advocacy. Learn more about what arts advocacy entails from both an individual and organisational perspective, and get to know the work SDEA has done as an arts intermediary.

Swopshop: Let's Play!

How do we feel playing this game? How do we feel playing their different versions? What happens to our bodies in a state of play? Join us for a swopshop where we play and exchange your favourite drama games with other practitioners. Led by Ahmad, we look forward to an afternoon of games and give ourselves permission to play!

Writing Scripts For Young People

Ever had a performance thrown onto you and not know where to begin? Fear not, as we hear you! Join us on Saturday morning as we ”power up” our knowledge on scriptwriting with Michelle Tan. In this workshop, you will learn tips and tricks on how to begin writing a script for young people. What are you waiting for? Click here to sign up!

Yoga at Goodman

Round off an eventful Goodman: B-Sides and wind down with Zul for a session of vinyasa yoga at Goodman Arts Centre's amphitheatre!