Blog

Remembering Dinos

March 7

In honour of the 1-year passing of our beloved friend and colleague, Dinos Aristidou, we have gathered together our cherished memories of him. Dinos was a passionate man of the arts, a gentle and loving human, and a courageous and innovative...

Shine Your Light

March 5

A festival of creative self-expression 📍 Canadian International School of Hong Kong “This has really developed confidence, team building and connection among the groups. I have seen my daughter for the first time, go on the...

Congratulations Dr. Bindon

March 2

It’s been an exciting couple of months for our new executive director. Alongside settling into his new role, Mike Bindon is also taking a moment to bask in the achievement of successfully defending his doctoral thesis, a journey marked by...

My ISTA festival experience

February 27

📍 Windhoek middle school festival, Namibia Submitted by student participant, Raheel, from the International School of Kenya This year, 16 students from the International School of Kenya went to Windhoek, Namibia, for an...

A celebration of ISTA’s exceptional artists

January 4

by Helen Abbott (ISTA Artist & Event Manager / Scene Editor) We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible diversity and talent that we have on our artist database. Hand in hand with the work our amazing hosts do, the success of our...

Letter to the community from Mike Bindon– ISTA’s new Executive Director

January 2

Dear ISTA community, It’s an honour to be stepping into the role of Executive Director and I’m excited to contribute to the next stage of ISTA’s evolution.  My connection with this unique and wonderful organisation extends over...

The creation of a TAPS artistic team

November 17

by Emily Grant It was my second year of researching practitioners for all six TAPS events for the 2023-2024 season in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. At these events, we had a host of talented professional artists who worked...

Professionally supporting your development

August 9

by Sophie Galton ISTA Education Development Manager Educators and artists are always thinking outside the box. It comes with the territory. A last minute change to a lesson plan, a new teaching approach to reignite distracted...

A look back on the 2022-2023 season in photos

July 18

As get ready to jump to events of the new season, we wanted to take a moment to look back on the exciting experiences that took place in 2022-2023 for ISTA. Here's a snapshot of the season: ◦ We put together 69 different Artist in...

United through the arts: Highly Sprung’s residency in Terezin with ISTA

June 22

by Mark Worth Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Highly Sprung Food feeds the body, but art feeds the soul. The words of Holocaust survivor Michaela Vidláková during a 2 hour talk  – where the inspirational octogenarian...

Be the change

June 20

By Anne Drouet and Jeremy Hung Canadian International School of Hong Kong Grade 7 students recently participated in a special theatre arts festival, 'Be The Change', as part of their interdisciplinary learning on climate change in...

To be a citizen of the world – thoughts on IB Theatre

June 14

by Amy Luskey-Barth I feel compelled as a theatre educator and former IB teacher to share some observations and thoughts about the value of attending ISTA festivals and IB World Conferences. One of the aims of IB is to foster global...

From (web)page to stage

May 4

Using AI tools in the theatre classroom by Keriann O'Rourke There's a new(-ish) kid on the block and it's already making a huge impact on the world. AI tools are popping up everywhere these days and are pretty impressive in their...

A tribute to Dinos Aristidou

May 3

On Wednesday 3rd May 2023 the ISTA community came together to celebrate an extraordinary man and all he contributed to theatre, the arts and education and his many inspiring friendships around the globe. We thank everyone who was able to...

Connecting past to present

April 25

When an artistic connection comes full circle by Emily Grant It’s a crisp winter morning in December 2022, when I look at my phone to see a social media message from someone I don’t know. Spam I assume. On opening, I discover...

Membership Renewal Season is here!

April 24

Watch the video below from Vicki Close, ISTA’s Engagement Manager, about new and exciting Membership Offers for 2023-2024 and important information about the membership renewal process.  View all Membership benefits...

With heavy hearts

March 14

    We wish to inform you that the funeral of Dinos Aristidou will take place on Monday 27th March 2023 in London, United Kingdom. Everyone is welcome.   - A live stream of the funeral service will be available through this link...

The latest developments at ISTA

February 16

In the ISTA spirit of collaboration and the development of global learning through theatre, we’ve been exploring ways of enhancing our work with the introduction of new initiatives, collaborations and areas of work. ISTA™️ Young...

My most profound experience

January 25

by Tom Scott Before I worked for ISTA I’d never heard of Terezín and the education I was given about the Holocaust was minimal. In fact, I can’t recall a great deal of what I was taught back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I...