DRAMA AUSTRALIA’S STATEMENT: 2022 FEDERAL ELECTION

Drama Australia has collated a response in relation to the upcoming election and sent letters to all major political parties.

Our recommendations cover: recognition of value of Drama and the Arts in Education, Increase funding for Drama Education professional learning, and subsidies for early childhood, primary and secondary students access to cultural experiences, particularly viewing live theatre

Please download the statement to read through these recommendations.

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Review of Australian Curriculum July 2021

The Australian Curriculum is being reviewed across all learning areas. Drama Australia, with it’s members, wrote a formal response to the new curriculum proposals, for Drama in the Arts, and distributed it to it’s members during the 10 week consultation period ending on July 8th, 2021.

To read the response please click on the download button bellow.

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DRAMA MAKES MEANING

Download this important national advocacy document every drama educator should have – Drama Makes Meaning – via the button below

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DRAMA AUSTRALIA’S STATEMENT: 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION

Drama Australia has collated a response in relation to the upcoming election and sent letters to all major political parties.

We recommend the arts education policy changes and advocates for the development of a new national arts and cultural policy that provides a blueprint for arts investment and development into the future. The incomplete implementation of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts has highlighted several areas of concern.

Please download the statement to read through these recommendations.

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Drama Podcasts

The Aside Podcast exists to educate Victorian drama teachers and students about all things theatre. it is hosted by Nicholas Waxman. The Aside Podcasts are a free resource supported by Drama Victoria – Australia’s oldest Drama Association

The Aside Podcast Script Tease is a playlist where The Aside talks through some of the world’s greatest plays. Jumps through the major plot points, gives some background and of course, spoils the endings – all in less than 5 minutes. The Aside does the hard work so you can do the easy listening.

Plays from these styles: Ancient Greek Theatre, Noh, Elizabethan, Commedia, Expressionism, Absurdsim, Verbatim, Magic Realims, Australian drama, First Nations, + many more

And these playwrights: Euripides, Jane Harrison, Aphra Behn, Bertolt, Brecht, Ray Lawler, Jack Davis, Lorraine Harrison, Alfred Harry, Eugene Ionesco, + many more

Drama Tas Talks. Drama Tasmania talks about issues relevant to drama education in Tasmania.

Podcast: DQ Chats. Join members of the Drama Queensland committee as they sit down each month to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Drama education. Episodes will regularly feature special guest contributors, from DQ Life Members through to our wonderful Industry Partners.