What is Drama NSW?

Drama NSW is the official, professional body which represents the teachers of Drama in NSW. It is run by, and for, early-childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary teachers, drama practitioners, and theorists. Drama NSW is affiliated with Drama Australia, and the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association(IDEA).

Membership is available to individuals, related organisations and institutions (schools, academic and arts institutions).

The Aims of Drama NSW

To promote the recognition of Drama in education as a valuable and valued part of education.

To encourage the study and development of Drama in education as a teaching method and as an expressive art form.
To assist teachers, students and others interested in Drama in education.
To promote these aims, Drama NSW conducts a wide range of activities to encourage and support the teaching of Drama throughout the state. It is actively involved in representing the needs of Drama educators in the development and implementation of curriculum and policy. It liaises with relevant organisations, particularly those related to education and the arts.

Drama NSW is the official, professional body which represents the teachers of Drama in NSW.

Member Benefits

Discounted registration to all Drama NSW professional learning events, including free attendance to selected professional learning opportunities.
Regular Drama NSW publications including: Bi-annual e-publication ‘Drama NSW E-news’ and Bi-annual journal ‘JEDA’
Access to members only sections of our website containing resources, articles and previous publications.
Instant affiliate membership to Drama Australia, the National Association of Drama Education.
Instant affiliate membership to IDEA, the International Drama and Theatre Education Association.
Access to Advocacy for Drama Education at a state and national level by representing NSW perspectives in curriculum development and reform.

Who should become a member?

  • Secondary Drama Teachers
  • Primary Teachers (Drama Specialists, Creative Arts Teachers & Generalist Teachers)
  • Pre-service Teachers & University Students
  • Academics, Lecturers & Researchers
  • Heads of Department, Head Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators (Drama, The Arts & The Creative Arts)
  • Teacher Librarians in primary and secondary schools
You might also consider actively contributing to the Drama NSW community by joining the Committee, publishing an article or research in our Journal, website or e-news or presenting your work at a conference or professional learning event!