Drama Australia Connects Internationally

Drama Australia represents the interests of Australian drama teachers, academics, applied theatre workers and theatre in education practitioners both within Australia and at an international level. A Director of International Liaison is elected to the Board of Drama Australia and is responsible for establishing and maintaining contact with international drama education associations, communicating international news, activities and issues of significance to the members, and representing Drama Australia in various international forums including:

  • IDEA (International Drama/Theatre in Education Association)
  • IDEA Asia (our Asia-Pacific regional group that also includes our neighbour association, Drama New Zealand)
  • WAAE (World Alliance of Arts Education)


If you are a member of Drama Australia you are also a member of IDEA. Information about IDEA and its member associations, projects and the IDEA World Congress (held every three years) can be found on the IDEA website.

Other international news and information about projects and conferences in drama education are posted on our web site and more frequent and timely updates are posted on the Drama Australia Facebook and Twitter pages.

Currently two Australian drama educators are serving on the Board of IDEA: Robin Pascoe (President) and Dr Richard Sallis (Director of Publications). They are continuing the strong presence that Australia has long held within drama education on an international level.

The current Director of International Liaison for Drama Australia is Dr Jo Raphael