Victoria Campbell and Zoe Hogan from the Sydney Theatre Company in collaboration with CREATE Centre are presenting a webinar to give insight into the STC ‘Connected’ program in reference to their recently published book ‘Connecting Through Drama’ on Tuesday the 10th of May from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Connected‘ is a Sydney Theatre Company program for adults learning an additional language. It focuses on the power of drama and storytelling to improve literacy, confidence and social connection. ‘Connected‘ uses traditional myths and folktales as a basis for learning, to explore character, place and meaning. In this presentation, Zoe and Victoria from Sydney Theatre Company, will reflect on how working with these types of ancient tales provides imaginative foundations for drama work, and how participants, who may not share a common language, lean on the universal language of story for support in their own learning.

The book ‘Connecting Through Drama’, written by Zoe and Victoria, accompanies the ‘Connected‘ program. It is 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.

It features:

  • 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

‘Connecting Through Drama’ was recently published by Currency Press and is available on the Currency Press Website.


Zoe Hogan is Director of Education & Community Partnerships at Sydney Theatre Company.

Victoria Campbell is a lecturer in the Creative Arts at The University of Sydney.

They are both Teaching Artists for Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Connected‘ and School Drama programs.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday the 10th of May from 6:30 to 7:30pm, online via zoom. More information and the link for registration can be found via the CREATE Centre website.

Feature Image: Connecting Through Drama Via Sydney Theatre Company Website.