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Connections: Workshop on Drama for the Special Needs


Sat Oct 10 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Katong, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • SDEA Members: $200.00
  • Non-Members: $280.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: office

Workshop: Adapting Drama Games for the Special Needs Classroom

Find out how to adapt drama games and activities for the special needs classroom and learn how drama can help the physical and mental development of special needs students. Also be introduced to the principles of planning and facilitating drama sessions for different contexts and different purposes. This hands-on workshop is recommended for drama trainers, special needs educators and those interested working with special needs students.

About the Facilitators

Julius Foo started in theatre as an administrator and actor with The Necessary Stage. Over the years, he has acted in numerous productions with various theatre groups and companies. Between 1999 and 2002, he trained and worked with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards (Italy) as a member of Theatre OX. As he continues to hone his craft as an actor, he has extended his work in the areas of community theatre and education, working with children and young people, people with special needs as well as seniors from different backgrounds. He is a member of the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA).

Michael Cheng is the Artistic Director of Tapestry Playback Theatre and is an artist-educator at Grace Orchard School under the NAC Artist-SPED School Partnership Scheme. He uses drama to build social skills in students with special needs, designs curriculum and trains teachers to use drama in the classroom. He has also worked with students from Metta School, Rainbow Centre (Margaret Drive) and AWWA school. Michael is a member of Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) and is a fervent believer in the power of theatre for empowerment, social change and personal development.