Dear IDEA friends and family,
I wanted to share the very sad news that our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Colby from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts in the US passed away yesterday after a year's long battle with pancreatic cancer.
If you had the pleasure of knowing Robert, you'd know that he was a consummate theatre educator, a kind and gentle soul, a caring teacher, a dedicated mentor, and thoughtful scholar, and brilliant practitioner. Last year, the American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE) honored Bob with the Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award and Emerson College Created a new award in his honor. In the Spring on 2020, Emerson named their Kindness award after Bob - a testament to his kindness, dedication, and impact on his and our community.
Please take a moment to think about Bob today. He was a huge influence in my career and practice and I am a better teacher, theatre maker and person because I got to know and work with Bob. I will miss him deeply and will be ever grateful for his influence on my life.
Professor Bob Colby teaches his graduate Drama as Education class in 2017
Dear friend of IDEA Ernesto Ráez Mendiola, from Perú, passed away Thursday, March 11th 2021
IDEC IDEA member from Beijing, China, reports The Sixth IDEC International Drama Education Practice and Application Conference, including those from Beijing Foreign Studies University, Central Academy of Drama, Shanghai Theater Academy, Beijing Normal University, Renmin University, Capital Normal University and other colleges and universities academic researchers.
Celebrating IDEA World celebration of Drama/Theatre and Education in 2021
The Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network (TENet-GR), as part of its three-day celebration of the World Day for Theatre/Drama and Education (27November), is inviting you to a virtual panel discussion, on drama and theatre in education in adverse times, on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 10.30-12.00 a.m. EET (Athens).
IDEA invites you to share your 2021 IDEA Day events. Send information to IDEA
IDEA Administrator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Publishing opportunity for Journal of Drama Teaching
Dear colleagues from all around the world,
Hope this email finds you well and you managed to cope with the situation we are facing worldwidely. We still want to continue our research and academic activities so we kindly invite you to contribute to our call for international papers.
You will find attached more details and requests regarding the paper submission. Please take into consideration all the requirements and note that the article must be written in English. The main journal’s sections are:
- Applied Theatre in Education;
- The Artist-Pedagogue’s Training;
Departament Pedagogie Teatrală
Drama Teaching Departmentwww.unatc.ro
+40 723 296 054
Save the Date
WHERE DO WE STAND?
WORLD MAPPING OF POLICIES, POLITICS AND DRAMA/ THEATRE EDUCATION
The Webinar has as its main goal to showcase different situations, case studies (including success and failure stories), tactics and strategies of organizations and groups dedicated to drama/theatre education.
Members of IDEA, and the organization itself, are working on its common political goal of drama/theatre education for all in schools and communities.
We need to get inspired and learn how to activate and reactivate programs (in schools and on-line) and empower our community to address cultures of policies and politics, influencing the decision makers about the situation of drama/theatre in our countries.
WAAE will be hosting a Virtual Seminar about Arts Assessment on 26 October.
Information on seminar: https://creative-generation.org/waae-virtual-seminar-program
For more information about the postponed summit, to be held in 2021, please visit this website.
Please check the time at your Region:
Germany 2:00 PM
Athens* 3:00 PM
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Young Voices in Theatre and Education- with a focus on the Young IDEA LAB I
Organised by: Young IDEA in collaboration with IDEA
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Maria Nefeli Angeloglou
εμψυχώτρια / ηθοποιός
Invitation from ABRA
As ABRA's international liaison coordinator, I would like to invite you (and the members of your national and professional networks), to participate in our 2020 webinar-based Good Living Forum.
It will offer English, French and Spanish almost simultaneous translation, and is focussed on the transformation of climate collapse through arts-based pedagogies into an opportunity for nurturing Good Living as an alternative, plurinational paradigm project.
Please ask those who are interested to get in touch with me. We are still experimenting in formats that allow us to create a participatory, intimate, creative and courageous methodology, and are interested in quality participation. So we will keep numbers to less than 60.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
All the best
Dan Baron Cohen
whatsapp: 0055 91 98842 0521
With sadness, IDEA notes the death of Mine Lark, Chair of National Drama (UK)
We are deeply sad to inform our IDEA members that Aine Lark, the Chair of National Drama, died in hospital on 27thSeptember 2020, after a short battle with cancer. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Aine was just 50 years old. Anyone who met Aine is going to remember her lovely smile, her considerable energy and her unstinting commitment to Drama, Theatre and Education in its many forms. Aine became Chair of National Drama in 2015, having been a long standing executive member of National Drama. As ND Chair, she attended IDEA Europe meetings and contributed committedly to the Theatre and Young People Manifesto at the World Alliance for Arts Education conference in Frankfurt. Aine was a secondary drama teacher, much loved and respected by her students and in recent years had started also teaching primary children at the boarding school where she worked. She was a tireless campaigner and avid networker, leading National Drama into working with and helping, a diverse range of partners in the world of drama and theatre education. Aine always rose cheerfully and enthusiastically, to any challenge. Just weeks before she died, she was relentlessly organising many CPD events online for National Drama, as well as continuing to teach her own students. She only stopped working for Drama, when her unexpected ill health forced her to. Aine will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her and work with her. She died too young but has given so much to others that lives on.
SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2021
IDEA Europe regional network - annual meeting online!
Friday 23 October
1) 1-minute-presentation of person/member/Main news
2) Presentations of ideas/plans/concepts for European funded international projects and looking for partners to talk with in the second meeting
3) How can we promote drama/theatre as a school subject on a european level?
Short report about the studies (Katerina, Betty).
4) Impact of Seoul Agenda and Frankfurt declaration in our countries. Political cooperation with ISME and InSEA-members in different european countries (plans, existing activities, needs). News from EAAE.
5) Information about IDEA-GCM and requests for discussion in IEM beforehand.
6) Planning the second meeting: Topics, small work groups.
Saturday, 24 October
14 -17 (2.00 PM - 5.00 PM)
1) Small work groups:
- A. Theatre education online / ideas, experiences, concepts, exchange, platforms.......
- B. Group(s) planning common EU-projects
- C. Collecting ideas/requests for an "IE-action-list"
- D. Other groups?
2) Short reports from the groups, motions etc.
3) IEM contribution to Young IDEA (Aine)
4) Our European view on IDEA-GCM-topics, elections, more regional structures in IDEA, etc..
5) Cocos for 2021
6) New action-list
Looking beyond the Flood
Big Drama and Theatre Education Debate: Getting our act togetherJuly 15 2020
Robin Pascoe, President IDEA International Drama/Theatre and Education Association, Honorary Fellow, Murdoch University.
The Drama and Theatre Education Alliance represents a network of leading association to:
This group include: Action for Children’s Arts, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, London Drama, London Theatre Consortium, National Drama, NST (Nuffield Southampton Theatres), SCUDD (The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments), Theatre Education Forum, Theatre Workout; and are supported by others
Call for Expressions of Interest for IDEA 2020, July 5 - 9,
Please download the document below to access forms to submit expressions of interest: paper or workshop proposals. Thank you!
A collection of resources for teachers who may be teaching in a time of Coronavirus COVID-19
Schools may be closed. Teacher education and professional learning opportunities maybe moved on-line. Circumstances may be out of our collective immediate control. But the work of teaching and learning does not cease. Our need to adapt and improvise is one of our strengths as drama educators.
Sometimes we just need to know where to start.
I have been collecting some links and pointers to share that journey.
You will find it here