Who are we?

Said simply, Drama Tasmania is the association who supports and promotes drama education across this great state. Our aim is to work with you, the teachers, the education professionals, the drama enthusiasts to provide the best for drama education.

Supporting drama educators

Drama Tasmania is a non-profit professional association supporting drama educators across the State of Tasmania. Our members work in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in drama education. Drama Tasmania collaborates with the theatre industry through companies, artists and arts venues, to provide opportunities to offer professional learning to our members. For more information visit the ‘What’s On‘ page.

Inside your theatre association

Theatre is an art of action and there’s always something going on.
Keep up with Hobart and Tasmania’s most dedicated theatre association by reading all of our latest news.

You can find out about our conferences, general meetings and all other news below.

Drama Australia – NJ

Drama Australia, the National Association for Drama Education, publishes scholarly and practical works in drama education appropriate for teachers, academics, artists and administrators.

The publishing of Nadie Journal (NJ) is managed by Drama Australia in partnership with Taylor and Francis.

Subscriptions to NJ are for a calendar year, and include two editions of NJ, The Journal of Drama Australia. Editions are published both electronically and in hard copy and will be delivered directly to subscribers.

NJ is a leading international and refereed journal which publishes contemporary research articles focusing on Drama Education.

Subscriptions can be purchased directly through the Drama Australia shop here

 Drama Tas Committee

Each year we give our members the opportunity to elect the executives of Drama Tasmania at the Annual general meeting. The committee meet regularly to discuss what activities and professional learning they can provide members. If you have any requests for PL please contact Drama Tas.

Drama Tasmania relies on the generosity and good will of volunteers. The activities of this organisation are delivered by the volunteer committee and other volunteers.

President: Michelle Weeding
Vice President: Jane Woollard
DALO: Kelly Howell
Financial Officer: Nicola Collins 
Secretary: Tammy Giblin
Publications and Social Media: Jessie Phillips-Lee
Primary Liaison: Vacant
Secondary and Senior Secondary Liaison: Tammy Giblin
General Elected Committee Members:

Darren Sangwell – Membership Officer

Fiona Paterson  (North West)  

Richard Edge (South) 

Emily Wilkins (South)

Tammy Stanford (South)

Jo Scales (South) 

If you want to contact the committee members don’t hesitate to send them an email and feel free to come to our next meeting


Drama Tasmania associations

The Australian parent body to Drama Tasmania is Drama Australia, the National Association for Drama in Education.
For more detail on Drama Australia please visit their website: www.dramaaustralia.org.au

The International Drama in Education Association (IDEA) now has a membership of over 40 countries.
Up to date information about IDEA and the International Congress that is held every three years can be found on the IDEA website: www.ideadrama.org

If you are a member of Drama Tasmania you are automatically a member of IDEA and Drama Australia