TAPS (THEATRE ARTS PROGRAMME SYMPOSIUM)

Aimed at students studying the International Baccalaureate theatre programme, TaPS is our unique Theatre arts Programme Symposium, offering a three-day intensive training workshop that gives students of IB Diploma Theatre the perfect opportunity to authentically engage with the programme.

The best immersive event of its kind, acting as a fantastic resource for further explorations of IB DP Theatre back in school. Engaging each and every participant with the philosophy of the programme, its core components and the required assessment tasks. As well as the tools and strategies required for managing their own learning in theatre.

If you thought ISTA festivals were cool, just wait until you go to TaPS.

David Carli-Arnold, student at the London TaPS October 2014

TaPS empowers and enables students…

To connect and collaborate with IB Theatre students from around the world.

To work in ensembles, led by top international theatre practitioners from across the globe. All who have thorough knowledge of the course and/or are teachers/examiners.

To watch and learn from ground breaking performances. Over the last few years we have visited the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Royal Exchange and seen top productions on Broadway and the West End as well as the very best world theatre traditions live on stage.

To develop a wide range of theatre skills from directing to performing, designing to dramaturgy. Thanks to our hugely successful partnerships, students have also been lucky enough to work with Frantic Assembly, Complicite, Trestle Theatre… along with some of the most renowned directors, eager to share their craft.

To explore world theatre practices through a series of outstanding master classes led by an expert in the field that really hones in on one specific area of theatre practice.

To collaboratively create theatre, within ensembles, from a huge range of stimuli.

To study theory and theorists whilst learning how to relate everything back to the curriculum. As well as experience in-depth Q&As with actors and directors from many of the productions we have attended.

To become immersed and saturated in theatre in our most artistically creative cities: London, Singapore, New York, Hong Kong, Stratford-upon-Avon, Yokohama, Manchester, Chiang Mai, Atlanta, Bangkok, Beijing and New Delhi to name but a few… and the list keeps growing.

With visible results for every student in preparation and completion of their IB assessments as they develop their:

– Performance, presentation, directing and design skills.

– Hone skills required for writing a director’s notebook.

- Study theory and theorists and really explore the art of staging a play across every theatrical facet.