Connecting through Drama



Connecting Through Drama:
Drama and Literacy for Learning English as an Additional Language

by Victoria Campbell and Zoe Hogan

Connected is a Sydney Theatre Company program for students learning an additional language. 

It focuses on the power of drama and storytelling to improve literacy, confidence and social connection. Connecting Through Drama is the companion book for the program – a practical, comprehensive text for educators and theatre practitioners who want to confidently develop engaging drama learning experiences, especially with students from refugee and migrant communities.

The book includes:

  • A summary of the Connected program and the theory behind the practice
  • Warm up activities and drama strategies
  • Nine dramas from oral storytelling traditions, including an overview, the key themes, a list of resources, a pretext and an outline of seven drama workshops
  • A chapter on how to find and adapt new stories for your own process drama work

Available through Currency Press from April 2022.