Theatre, Talk/Workshop

The Art & Craft of Facilitating Drama Activities

Organised by: SDEA (Singapore Drama Educators Association)
  • Date:
    12, 13, 19, 20 Oct 2023
  • Time:
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue:
    Goodman Arts Centre
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  • Admission:
    $750, inclusive of admin and registration fee.
  • Advisory:
    Minimum 18-years-old


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.

Participants will be able to:

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

Course Objectives:

- Expose participants to a variety of drama activities in an applied drama context
- Understand how drama activities can be used for developing executive functions, building community, and as part of group processes
- Understand principles of facilitation related to drama activities
- Recognise and understand individual needs in a group setting
- 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

The Art & Craft of Facilitating Drama Activities