Interest Groups

About SDEA Interest Groups

Interest Groups are ground-up initiatives led by members based on what they are passionate about and what they want to advocate for in the field of drama/theatre in performance, education, and community. These aim to empower our members to advocate, and do more than they would be able to on their own.

We recognise that it takes time, conscious effort and resources to grow advocates and leaders who want to serve, and that people who work in the arts (specifically drama/theatre) or use arts in their work have different and diverse causes, needs, and time.

Through these interest groups SDEA can get feedback and input from these different theatre/drama communities which will better reflect the ground needs. This in turn will help SDEA identify and advocate for changes that are relevant.

There is no assumption that needs for different theatre/drama communities can be met by one catch-all activity/solution.

If you would like to pitch us an idea for an interest group, drop us an email at

Existing Member-Led Interest Groups

  • Self-Care Interest Group by Rosie McGowan
  • Ideal Standard Terms and Conditions Interest Group led by Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan
  • Retro Music Writing Club led by Kenneth Kwok