SDEA presents a Masterclass Series (Oct 2015 - Jan 2016)

 SDEA's Masterclass Series 

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.   
14 November 2015 : Devising with Oniatta Effendi

This masterclass will take you through methods and techniques for creating devised pieces of work and cultivating an ensemble bond with collaborators. By working with a theme, learn how to devise pieces that encourage social engagement and civic consciousness among youths. Recommended for O Level drama educators, drama trainers and theatre practitioners.

About Oniatta Effendi

Oniatta Effendi is a full-time 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.

Date:      14 November 2015
Time:     10am to 4pm
Venue:   Blk B #01-03,
              Goodman Arts Centre, 
              90 Goodman Road, 
              Singapore 439053
Cost:      SDEA Member  $220
               Non-Member    $280
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31 October 2015 - Creating an Atmosphere of Possibilities by Sharmini Winslow

Experiential therapist Sharmini Winslow offers a fresh way of viewing challenging moments in the classroom through Psychodrama. Explore and experience the world from many perspectives and generate ideas that will create an atmosphere of possibility. Recommended for educators, trainers and people who work with at-risk youths. 

23 January 2016 - Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher with Chong Tze Chien

Award-winning director Chong Tze Chien unpacks the complexities of theatre direction and explains the steps one needs to take to direct for theatre. Some of the lesson points include: script interpretation via stage blocking, effective communication with actors; incorporating design and staging devises in storytelling. Recommended for drama trainers and drama educators. 

30 January 2016 - Communicating with Puppets with Benjamin Ho

Artistic director of Paper Monkey Theatre Ltd Benjamin Ho will demonstrate how to make inexpensive puppets from daily objects that adults and young people alike would enjoy. He will share how to use the puppets to create fun and engaging activities for youths. Recommended for educators, drama trainers and theatre practitioners who work with youths. 

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. 
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