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Bangkok DP Theatre Twilight

January 31, 2018

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ISTA Twilight workshops for teachers and students

Twilight workshops are intensive three hour sessions held in the evening at a specific host school, but open to any schools in that city.

The IB Diploma Twilight focuses on one key assessment task from the IB Diploma Programme Theatre course, unpacking it in depth and detail.  The workshop leader will be an examiner in that specific assessment task and so they will be able to bring their unique insight and experience to the workshop.  Uniquely, these workshops are an opportunity for teachers and students to work alongside each other as they develop their knowledge and understanding of how to achieve task mastery.

Collaborative project

This workshop will focus on the Internal Assessment task, the Collaborative Project, led by an experienced IB workshop leader and Facilitator of the OCC. We will unpack the task requirements and criteria using a examiner’s insight and advice about the misunderstandings, the pitfalls, the differenced between “explorations led” and “artistic choices as evidenced in the video”, ensuring teachers and students have increased confidence in how to approach the task. We will look at how best to approach selecting a company and what students really then do with the methods of that company in order to soar with this task. We will practically explore Criteria B and C in order to better understand the requirements and we will conclude by looking at how teachers can draw out rich and sophisticated evaluative comments from their students, which move away from the generic points so often made in Criterion D. There will be ample time for questions: students can inquire as to how they might prepare a specific idea; teachers can seek guidance on how they may plan work in Year 1 in order to scaffold these ideas.

About Sam Pierce

Sam Pierce has been teaching theatre for eleven years at schools in London, Spain and Hong Kong. She loves the challenge of finding scripts and stimuli that are relevant yet challenging and is constantly having “aha” moments when she discovers a new gem. Sam knows first hand how big a “beast” the DP Theatre course can seem and she loves helping teachers unpack it. She works with several universities as a mentor to new teachers and also examines DP assessment tasks as well as being a facilitator the OCC.

Important information

This workshop is open to IB DP teachers and students.
All participants will be expected to provide their own transport to and from the event.
All participants will need to arrive at BPS in time for a 4:30pm start.Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration fees

£40 per student/teacher
NB The host school will receive two free places at the event.

Please note:

All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the workshop.


ISTA artists

ISTA artists will need to ensure that their flights allow them time to reach the venue and prepare in good time. Please book flights for your subsequent festival accordingly.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Wednesday 31 January at 16:30
Finishes on Wednesday 31 January at 19:30


Bangkok Patana School
643 Soi Lasalle (Sukhumvit 105)
Bangna Bangkok 10260
Tel: +66 (0) 2785 2200


• Sam Pierce