International Drama/Theatre Educators Association

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 updates are posted on the Drama Australia social media pages.


In addition to Drama Australia the current IDEA Asia members include:

(Please click on the IDEA Asia Member listed below to be taken directly to their website)

Drama New Zealand 

Natya Chetana  (India)

Philippine Educational Theater Association

Singapore Drama Educators Association 

TEFO – Hong Kong Drama/Theatre Education Forum  

Bangladesh Institute of Theater Arts

DALA (Korea)

Genclik Kulubu ve Cagdas Drama Dernegi, CDA (Turkey)

KADE (Korea)