Newsletter 02/2023 (February)

Call for papers

Submit your abstract for a paper or workshop for the bilingual (English/German) Online Drama in Education Days 2023 (September 7th-9th 2023). Deadline for abstracts: April 15th

Conferences and other events

International Amateur Theatre Association: Curtain Up! The Kids are Back online conference: Sunday 5th March 2023

A conference where drama teachers, directors and theatre group leaders can find new contacts, inspiration and a place to share their ideas.
Learn more about the trilingual (EN/FR/ES) program and speakers and get your ticket from here:

21st Scenario Forum Colloquium: Saturday 25th February 2023 (in German / auf Deutsch, Online). 2.30-4.00 pm CET
Barbara Schmenk: “Performanz und Performativität: Zur Sloganisierung zentraler Begriffe der Dramapädagogik”. Zur Anmeldung:

On the Wire: Putting Yourself in the Picture: Thursday 23rd February 2023, 8-9 pm CET (online).
Session leader: Andy Kempe, Emeritus Professor of Drama Education at the University of Reading.
About this session: Learn how to use the 5Ws of drama to create characters who may have been involved in a real event and generate dynamic pieces of dramatic writing. The techniques introduced in this session are easily adapted to different age groups and both real and fictional events.

Online workshops: drama-based language teaching (March 15th, April 27th, May 9th)
Facilitator: Dr. Stefanie Giebert
You are new to teaching languages with drama or are looking for fresh inspiration for your already drama-based language classroom? In these short (1.5-2hrs) non-consecutive workshops we will play with very different topics: dramatising grammar, staging poetry and playing travel-related drama games. The workshops are suitable for teachers of all languages, though examples will be mainly from the English (TEFL/TESOL) classroom.
Session fees: 15-20€ per workshop. More information and registration:
Please note: These workshops are not connected to the Drama in Education Days!

Conferences 2024

Save the date: International Scenario Forum Conference 9-12 May 2024

Other news

Scenario journal goes trilingual
Scenario, Performative Language Teaching, Learning and Research is the only academic journal,
to date, focused on drama for language education. Founded in 2007, Scenario was originally
conceived as a bilingual (English and German) journal and forum, regularly hosting colloquia,
symposia and conferences. In 2023 it is becoming trilingual, hosting talks and seminars and
publishing papers in three languages: English, German and Italian. In an official on-site event on February 24th, the cofounders of Scenario, Manfred Schewe and Susanne Even, will officially inaugurate the Italian division, curated by Erika Piazzoli (School of Education, TCD) and Fiona Dalziel (Università degli Studi di Padova).

Other publications

New podcast episode Drama in Language Teaching Podcast: DLT 08 – Erika Piazzoli on her keynote at the 2020 DiE Days on microrevolutions in teaching (interview with Eva Göksel)

DLT Podcast 08: Erika Piazzoli and Eva Göksel

The latest issue of Scenario (02/2022) has recently appeared:

New articles

Jodie Whitehurst. Building stories, trust and confidence: the transformative power of drama improvisation for adult EAL learners. Fine Print. 2022
The article focuses on using improvisation in the language classroom. Although the title specifies adult EAL learners, the principles and activities are applicable across all age group and language learning contexts.

Li Ding. Emotions, attributions, and identity change when teachers learn drama pedagogy for ELT. RiDE. 2022.($)

New Books

Arts and Mindfulness Education for Human Flourishing. Edited By Tatiana Chemi, Elvira Brattico, Lone Overby Fjorback, László Harmat. Routledge 2022. e-book 33.29 GBP

Encompassing research from an array of disciplines including theatre, psychology, neuroscience, music, psychiatry, and mindfulness, the book draws insights relevant to a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary fields.