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Milestones, crossroads and spiritual awakenings

October 31

By Sally Robertson I’m at a crossroads, a turning point. It’s a milestone moment for me and, to be honest, I’m considering a breakdown or, as Brené Brown says: “It’s not a breakdown, it’s a f*****g spiritual awakening.” I feel I...

Welcome to our new website

August 16

  Dear friends, members and artists, Welcome to our new website! For a long time now we’ve been limited by the functions of our old site and increasingly felt it no longer reflected us as an organisation. Alongside that, it had become...

ISTA – a little reflection

August 14

By Joachim Matschoss I discovered recently that I have been a part of ISTA for more than thirty years and as I look back I can only describe this journey as being part of a huge galaxy – I can see every star (every artist, every teacher, every...

ISTA Stories – Spring 2017

August 14

As part of a new feature we asked ISTA members and artists to share their stories with us back in the spring. Here's a selection of some of the ones we received: Georgia Munnion ISTA truly has been my second home from about the age of...

Head of School Madeleine Hewitt on ISTA

April 18

By Madeleine Hewitt I first learned of ISTA in 1992 while teaching at Taipei American School (TAS). While at TAS I was invited to accompany middle school drama club sponsor Nancy Mock on an ISTA trip to Thailand. Together we travelled to the...

ISTA Stories: Typhoon fails to thwart IB Teacher Workshop

April 18

By Christine Anketell Despite a severe typhoon warning for Hong Kong, our plane departed Melbourne. The next morning the warning was still in place and we were informed that we were required to stay in our hotel and our Hong Kong colleagues were...

ISTA Stories: Michael Westberg on the first Connect festival

April 18

Traffic. Trash. Trash pickers. Street kids. Smiles. Inspiration. Connections. For me, ISTA has always been about making connections. It was an introduction to the world of Jakarta’ s street children that led to my hosting the very first ISTA...

The Beginner’s Mind from Jubilith Moore

March 16

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening...

ISTA TaPS: A practitioner’s view from Georgia Munnion

May 11

ISTA TaPS events are one of the most rewarding experiences I take part in as a theatre practitioner and director. There’s nothing more inspiring than working with a group of participants who are equally as passionate and enthusiastic about...