We are delighted to be able to share with you past editions of the Australian Drama Education Magazine (ADEM).

ADEM is a practice-based publication for drama teachers, educators, and practitioners, published annually by Drama Australia.

The current edition of ADEM is free to members of Drama Australia. Drama Australia is the peak national body that represents and advocates on behalf of all state and territory drama education associations in Australia. All members of state and territory Drama associations are automatically members of Drama Australia.

We hope you find value in being able to access these professional resources. Please enjoy ADEM.

ADEM No17 2021Download Here.

Eco-anxiety and Drama Education –
Jo Raphael;
Unity in troubled times – Darcie Kane-Priestley, Emma McDonald and Julia Prestia;
Drama giving voice to sustainability through an Arts Immersion approach – Susan Chapman;
‘I wish I could fly’: A process drama based on ‘Circle’ by Jeannie Baker – Helen Sandercoe;
Learning about ecoscenography with Tanja Beer – Tanja Beer and Danielle Hradsky;
Beyond the pandemic: Seeking sustainability in online drama education – Andrew Byrne, Susan Cooper and Nick Waxman;
A continuum of drama learning: a resource to support professional conversations and planning from Foundation to Year 10 – John Nicholas Saunders, Julie Dunn and Evelyn Chapman;
Review: ‘Stand Up for Literature’ by John O’Toole and Julie Dunn – Reviewed by Joe Winston;

The Acting Green Revision: an invitation to participate – Jo Raphael and Meg Upton.

ADEM No16 2020Download Here.

Drama in the time of COVID;
Moving drama into the digital space – Jane Simmon;
Teaching Post-COVID: Using technology to transform your Drama practice – Jodie Jurgs;
Becoming an Anti-Racist Drama Teacher – Rachael Jacobs;
Flipping the power of storytelling: Committing to anti-racist storytelling – Doug Cronin;
Puppet pandemonium: Puppet play as a tool for self-expression – Olivia Karaolis;
Stronger Together – The art of staging a musical in a professional venue – Matthew Aris;
Whale Dreaming: an approach to ‘Teaching in an Aboriginal Way – Helen Sandercoe;
Growing Trees of Hope: Three drama workshops for exploring themes of hope and resilience in difficult times – Tim Phillips.

ADEM No15 2019Download Here

The Australian Curriculum for the Arts – five years oldJohn O’Toole;
Interview with Philip Taylor – John Nicholas Saunders;
‘LA NONNA’, a show about embracing and celebrating diversity, a reconciling of Italian culture and queerness – Nina Rossini;
Speak your truth – Amy Gill;
17 – An original scriptwriting play project – Richard Graham, Abby Valenkens, Tamara Sweetman;
Nina Rossini in conversation with Make A Scene Director, Rosa Campagnaro;
The Elements of Drama: Fractured Fairy Tales and Narrative Playbuilding- Chris Montgomery.

ADEM No14 2018Download Here

Process Drama: A sure way to ignite student learning
– Robyn Brentnall;
Doctors in Schools Program – an interview with Professor Helen Cahill – Nina Rossina;
Interview with Kate Sulan, Artistic Director of Rawcus – Vanessa O’Neill;
Imagine the dramatic (r)evolution
A good revolution always involves a lot of drama – John Nicolas Saunders;
Drama (r)evolving through pedagogical encounters – Associate Professor Mary Mooney;
(R)evolving in the imaginative ecology of the drama classroom – Dr Madonna Stinson;
Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander CCPs and The Arts – Approaches to Breaking Boundaries – Marie Ferguson;
A description and explanation of a character development system for young actors – Sarah Legg (Corresponding author: Robin Pascoe).

ADEM No13 2014Download Here

Drama Ark Project

ADEM No12 2007 – An Eight Year Retrospective – Download Here

An Invitation to Cross the Curriculum – the possibilities for drama and cross-curricula activities – Richard Sallis;
Exploring the Deceptive Nature of the Media through Documentary Drama – Keira Louis;
Indigenous Drama In The Classroom – Maryrose Casey;

Drama Connections: A Community Theatre Project involving Kenmore State High School and Cherbourg State School -Sue Davis;
Becoming the Surgeons in the “Extreme Makeover” of Curriculum Reform – Julie Dunn;
Forging Partnerships and Building Communities: Drama at the heart of interactive learning partnerships between school students and students of Medicine and Education – Helen Cahill, Prue Wales and Dr Lena Sanci;
Throwing Out the Heavy Oak Desk: Formal Education Meets Community Cultural Development – Chris Pye;
Reconciliation Revealed: Connecting Themes of Grief and Loss through Personal and Indigenous Aesthetics – Sean Lubbers and Linda Ballin.

ADEM No11 2006Download HereContents:

An Invitation to Cross the Curriculum – the possibilities for drama and cross-curricula activities – Richard Sallis;
Doing Serious Stuff – Sophie Hart;
Drama Gets You Thinking – Richard Sallis and Jane Bird;
Working Emus – Zoe Grafton;
Tiddalick: The Frog Who Caused a Flood – Monique Comino and Danielle Pepper;
The World Beyond My Window – Alicia Harris and Kaila Baisden;
If These Trees Could Talk – Sue Davis;
When Cultures Collide – Lizette Stevenson and Claire McSwain;
The Chaotic Mind”: A Descent Expressionist Theatre – Tanya Neilsen and Ben Dervish Ali.

ADEM No10 2005Download Here

Indigenous Drama In The Classroom – Dr Maryrose Casey;
Finding The Ties That Bind – Andrea Butt;
Kite Theatre And Education For Reconciliation – Jane Carpenter and Kath Fisher;
Lost, Stolen Or Strayed: The Plight Of Children In Australia’s History – Joan Cassidy;
The Rabbits – Exploring Issues Of Indigenous Identity And Colonisation – Sandra Gattenhof and Josephine Wise;
Drama Connections: A Community Theatre Project Involving Kenmore State High School And Cherbourg State School – Sue Davis.

ADEM No9 2004Download Here

Becoming the Surgeons in the “Extreme Makeover” of Curriculum Reform – Julie Dunn;
Forging Partnerships and Building Communities – Prue Wales, Helen Cahill, Leni Sanci;
Embarrassment is Temporary: Role-Modeling, Personal Monologues, and Reality Drama as Innovative Curriculum – David Young;
XL-D 2003 (Article and images) – Sharon Hogan and Kylie Readman;
Rip. Mix. Burn. – Kylie Readman;
Contact – Josephine Wise;
The Founding of a City-State: Developing Citizenship Through Drama – Susan Spence-Campbell;
Kite Theatre & Making Connections – Jane Carpenter;
WORDPLAY: Drama, Literacy and Philosophy Programme® – Josephine Fantasia;
Going Bush – Jane Daley O’Dea.