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Asia Pacific - DP Theatre Category 1 online IB workshop

August 6 - August 8, 2021

Booking Closed

The timings of this workshop are scheduled for Singapore time.
While scheduled, primarily, as a workshop for teachers based in the Asia Pacific region, Theatre teachers globally are invited to attend. Please check synchronous session times prior to booking.

Artistic information

Asia Pacific – DP Theatre Category 1 online IB workshop

Workshop goals
This workshop is recommended for teachers of Theatre from schools which have taken the decision to apply to offer the Diploma programme or new or recently appointed Theatre teachers from IB World Schools.
The overall purpose of workshops in this category is to provide professional development and assistance for schools that have decided to apply for IB authorisation. They are equally relevant for educators who are new to a school with an existing IB programme and those interested in joining an IB school.

Master class
All participants will take part in one interactive and synchronous online master class with an ISTA artist. This will take place during one of the scheduled sessions on day 2.

All participants will view one online professional theatre performance during the course. The performance will be selected by ISTA and teachers will watch this in their own time, asynchronously.

Theatre and master class information


During the workshop the teacher workshop leader will be refering to two theatre pieces. Please take some time to watch these performances prior to the workshop.


The Overcoat (80 mins) by Gogol and created and performed by Gecko.

The Time of Your Life by Gecko (30 mins) a filmed piece of theatre in a TV studio.

Master class – Ko-uta in Kyogen

On the beginning of Day 2 participants will have a 90-minute master class on Kyōgen, an ancient Japanese dialogue-based, satiric theatre form, with a focus on ko-uta (small chant).

For this master class,

  • please wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing
  • have enough free space to stand and minimally move – approximately a 3’ x 3’ square will be needed.

Please note: Participants will sit for the bulk of the class. If you can sit seiza* that would be great – if not, a comfortable chair will do perfectly.

*Seiza (正座 or 正坐, literally “proper sitting”) is the Japanese term for the standard formal traditional way of sitting in Japan.

Important information

This is an online workshop.
Sessions will take place for 4 hours per day on the 3 days of the workshop.
All sessions will take place on Zoom and will be synchronous, interactive and collaborative in approach.
The workshop leader will set tasks for teachers to complete in between the live sessions on days 1 and 2.
ISTA will provide the links and passwords to all participants shortly before the workshop.

Sessions will take place at the following times [Singapore time]
Friday 6th August 2021 – 2:00-6:00pm
Saturday 7th August 2021 – 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday 8th August 2021 – 2:00-6:00pm

Event Coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

For participants
Registration is now closed.
If you wish to be considered for late registration, please contact Keriann


Registration fees
ISTA members – GBP £600.
Non ISTA members – GBP £650.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 06 August at 14:00
Finishes on Sunday 08 August at 18:00
(BST - British Summer Time)


• Abigail Turkmore
• Adam Fraser
• Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan
• Ashley Hutchison
• Cem Ontas
• Chang Yeol Ryu
• Danielle Fray
• Eddie Jordan III
• Fernando de Miguel Fuertes
• Grace Hudkins
• Harshita Guha
• Janey Carden
• Kiya Broughton
• Lauren Vickers
• Mark Troy
• Matt Hill
• Meghan Crosby
• Ramiro Gatti
• Rebecca Bettiol
• Samantha Kosky