Celebrate Drama! 2016

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Date(s) - 15/07/2016 - 16/07/2016
All Day

The Arts House


Celebrate Drama! 2016, the youth and community drama festival, is back with 10 workshops, performances and a theatre open house. The festival, organised by SDEA (Singapore Drama Educators Association), happens once every two years and introduces youths to applied drama that engages with issues in the local community.

Targeted at youths from 13 to 21 who are experienced or new to drama, the festival is a great opportunity to build skills, have dialogues about theatre making, as well as open conversations on social issues. All this is done through fun and meaningful drama workshops, performances and practitioner facilitated discussions.

This year, the festival features heart-warming drama projects created, performed and managed by youths along the theme of ‘Celebrating Diversity’. For these young performers, the festival is the first public platform for their original works.

 In keeping with the festival’s tradition and SDEA’s mission to advocate for the practice of theatre, two rare forms of theatre, a theatre-in-education project and playback theatre have been programmed, encouraging youths and theatre artists to discuss ways that these art forms can build community and inspire their own work.

Festival-goers are also treated to workshops run by the best names in local theatre such as Best Original Script at Life! Theatre Awards 2011 and 2014 nominee Faith Ng, artistic director of Teater Ekamatra Fared Jainal, programme director of “Young and Wild” youth division at W!ld Rice Serena Ho, Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship recipient Pat Toh and 15-year veteran theatre designer extraordinaire Nasyitah Tan.

Through the festival, SDEA encourages youths not only to view each other’s works but also to collaborate in workshops, make new friends and have meaningful dialogues with each other about drama and their own identity in the wider, diverse community they belong to.

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Other promotions:

“Take A Guardian To The Theatre” To encourage family bonding, SDEA will be giving away one complimentary ticket to the performance of “You Never Knew I Was…” to accompanying parents and grandparents with every ticket purchased. Send SDEA the full name and NRIC of your accompanying guardian. Limited tickets are available on a first come first served basis. Email to: office@sdea.org.sg