DRAMAWISE REIMAGINED: the rewritten and reborn successor to Dramawise

Be part of history! The international bestseller is back, bigger and better than ever.

DRAMAWISE REIMAGINED will be officially launched by John Kotzas, Chief Executive, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) during Drama Queensland’s state conference NEXT and at their 40th birthday party!

Conference delegates can purchase copies of DRAMAWISE REIMAGINED during the conference with a discount of 20% on the RPP, taking the book to $39.99.

Be sure to like, follow and share DRAMAWISE REIMAGINED Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please mark all shares with @dramawiser and #dramawiserlaunch and you will be among the first to receive the book’s Introduction – direct from Currency Press to you!


Could you and your school be a Dramawiser winner?

Win copies of the brand new classroom text Dramawise Reimagined.

Since the release of Dramawise 30 years ago, teachers have been toiling away to make the world Dramawiser. To celebrate this and prepare for the next 30 years, Currency Press and the authors are offering teachers the chance to win first copies of Dramawise Reimagined.

It’s easy to enter. Grab your phone, gather your students or fellow Drama teachers, locate a ‘dramatic’ setting in your school and send us an image which best matches the caption “We are Dramawiser because … ”!

You might want to focus on an interesting use of one of the Elements of Drama, or show us how you use your copies of the original Dramawise or …? The ‘wiser’ the better!

Only one snap per drama class please but a school can enter as many photos as it wishes. The competition is open to all drama teachers and schools across the country so we are looking forward to seeing Australia-wide Drama wisdom at play!

We will pick up all photo entries posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram with @dramawiser and #wearedramawiser.

Prize: Ten copies of Dramawise Reimagined to be won (max. two per school).

The winning school and teachers will be announced at the evening launch of Dramawise Reimagined on Friday 17 March at the Drama Queensland Conference and on the Dramawiser website.

John O’Toole leading the Dramawise Reimagined workshop at New Ground Rising

Dramawise Reimagined was part of the New Ground Rising National Drama Conference held in Perth on 10-12 February 2017. In a sneak preview of the soon to be released book John O’Toole led a practical workshop to a full studio of 25 participants. Most knew the original Dramawise, first published thirty years ago, and still stand by its original model of the elements of drama.

After setting out what’s been reimagined and completely revised (ahh… narrative is an element in the 2017 model!) participants were treated to an exploration of the element of Time as developed in a process drama called The Refugee Family Drama. People went out buzzing and the buzz continued into the final plenary session where one delegate, who was in the workshop, called the original Dramawise ‘her bible’…not to put any pressure on its new and reborn successor!