The Art & Craft of Facilitating Drama Activities

SDEA's inaugural course on drama facilitation for social contexts. Developed and facilitated by experienced applied drama practitioner Michael Cheng for both drama practitioners and non-drama practitioners.

Drama activities can be used to establish relationships, develop group cohesion, develop skills, and as a springboard to activities.

This course is a practical dive into the act of facilitation of drama activities for non-performative intentions and objectives.

Participants will reflect on principles of improvisation in facilitation, enhance their facilitator’s presence and body language, and build a reflexive practice.

It is designed for those new to the field, as well as those who have some experience and want to become a better drama facilitator.

About The Course

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify, plan, and facilitate basic drama activities for outcomes such as group-building, focus, creativity, and imagination, among others; 
  2. Improve their physical presence and body language as a facilitator; 
  3. Build reflexivity in their practice. 

Course Objectives:

  1. Expose participants to a variety of drama activities in an applied drama context 
  2. Understand how drama activities can be used for developing executive functions, building community, and as part of group processes 
  3. Understand principles of facilitation related to drama activities 
  4. Recognise and understand individual needs in a group setting 
  5. Incorporate reflexivity into the practice of facilitation 


  • Minimum 18-years-old 
  • Some experience in facilitating drama activities 

Suitable for:

  • People considering a career in drama facilitation in community contexts 
  • Drama Practitioners 
  • Programme Executives with Social Service Agencies

Course Fee

Standard Registration: S$750.00

SDEA Members: S$600.00

(inclusive of admin and registration fee)

Course Application

Register here

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Interviews with Michael Cheng

What can you expect from the course?

Why use drama activities in your facilitation?

What does it mean to be a good facilitator? [coming soon]

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