Drama Networking Jan2019

JOIN US! for an afternoon of Learning and Sharing

Monday, 14 JAN 2019, 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Venue: TCM Recital Studio @ Chinese Swimming Club [Location Info


The NEW TRINITY Communication Skills Syllabus (from 1 Jan 2019)

  • Discussion - The new Communication Skills specifications 
  • FAQ - Communication Skills
  • Summary of changes from the previous edition

The Specifications:

TCL CommSkills

  • Develop a range of transferable communication skills, including problem-solving, creativity, team working and organisational skills, that will have a positive impact in both education and the workplace
  • Feature practical tasks that reflect real-world situations such as preparing and delivering CVs for interview, stories for broadcast, and presentations that debate current issues 
  • Now offer Group Initial exams, giving beginner candidates a goal and preparation for Grade 1 onwards
  • Offer candidates the choice to have their skills assessed individually or within a group
  • Provide clear instructions for teachers and candidates, with the specifications now in a new format
  • Are accompanied by digital support resources that provide: advice and support on exam structure and preparation, and interviews with examiners, teachers and past candidates

Q & A and Sharing Session

  • Singapore Performing Arts Festival - Drama related issues and updates
  • Examinations related issues
  • Teaching and Material issues
  • Other Drama Syllabus issues


About the Speaker

Mary Ann Tear  
Consultant and Senior Examiner in Drama & Performance for Trinity College London



Mary Ann is a Performing Arts practitioner based in Singapore where she directs, choreographs, and lectures. She is a consultant for MS Works Pte Ltd where she runs Training Workshops and seminars for Teachers. She is an examiner for Trinity College London, and a British Federation Adjudicator. Her work has taken her to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Canada, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Bermuda, as well as centres in Europe and the UK.

Mary Ann was a UK lecturer in Performing Arts working for the Universities of Hertfordshire and Middlesex, whilst also pursuing her professional theatrical career with performance, choreography, and direction in drama, musical theatre, pantomime and physical theatre. During her time at the universities she was part of the panel who designed the Performing Arts courses at Diploma through to BA levels. She particularly enjoys working on devised works including all aspects of theatre and has created pieces that have been performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Gordon Craig Theatre, and many other venues across the UK as well as at NAFA & La Salle. Recently, she has been involved in staging contemporary operas in Singapore.(“Inspired Direction” Straits Times 4 Note Opera April 2017) The latest of these was “Alice in Wonderland” in April 2018.  (Click here for Full Bio)


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VENUE - TCM Recital Studio @ Chinese Swimming Club - Location Info