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Bangkok IB workshop – DP Theatre Category 1 & 2

June 20 - June 22, 2022

Booking Closed

About the workshop

Bangkok IB workshop – DP Theatre Category 1 & 2
Please note that due to low numbers, this IB training event will be combined Category 1 and 2 together.

Workshop goals
Category 1
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.

Category 2
This workshop is recommended for experienced Theatre teachers from IB World Schools. Teachers must have either attended a previous Category 1 workshop in Theatre OR have been teaching DP Theatre for a number of years.

This workshop is suitable for teachers who were unable to attend a virtual Category 3 Subject Specific Seminar in the spring of 2022. While the focus will be on the new DP Theatre course, changes from the previous course will be addressed.

Target audience
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.

All teachers of the NEW DP Theatre course beginning in 2022 for cohorts graduating in May/November 2024.

Master class & master class leader
Participants will take part in a basic Khon training workshop delivered by Saksom Panthong who is official dancer of The Fine Arts Department under The Ministry of Culture in Bangkok

All participants will attend one professional theatre performance as part of the workshop.
Details to be confirmed by May 2022.

About your teacher workshop leader (TWL)

This is a combined course of Category 1 and 2 and it will be delivered by Kieran Burgess

Kieran Burgess
I am a practitioner, teacher and student of theatre – a photographer, an author and a supporter of the world’s greatest football team: Manchester United. I have worked professionally in theatres across the UK, Japan and Singapore as a designer, stage manager, director and actor, and currently live in Europe.
I enjoy immersive theatre, devising socially relevant theatre and playing with architecture and visual aesthetics to accentuate a story. I pursue simplicity – in both voice and movement and in scenography. I believe in the strength of the ensemble – where the best ideas are not handed down from one director-god but come equally from performers and designers.
I am a passionate advocate of IB, having taught DP Theatre since 2012. I am a member of the DP Theatre curriculum review team and have previously enjoyed leading TaPS ensembles and teacher PD in IB Theatre – I’m looking forward to the next one.


The Masterclass will be delivered by Saksom Panthang who is the official dancer of The Fine Arts Department under The Ministry of Culture in Bangkok.
Participants will explore Khon Dance Theatre.

The workshop will address basic Khon training:
Tapping The Knee
Knocking The Waist
Steps At The Pole

Khon Body Language :
Monkey Somersault

Basic Khon theatre :
Demon and Monkey in the Battle Scene

Important information

NIST International School
36 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Klongtoey-nua Watthana
Bangkok 10110

Event Manager
Sophie Galton

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration will close on 6th June 2022.

Workshop timings
The workshop begins at 9:00am Monday, 20th June and ends at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022.

Participants are expected to attend all sessions on all days.

Not sure which IB DP Theatre Category is right for you? Download this helpful guide here:

ISTA IB DP Theatre Training. All you need to know

Theatre performance

All participants will attend a Thai Traditional Dance, including the Khon Masked Dance (episode of Hanuman chases Suphanmacha) being held at The Royal Palace. All participants will leave NIST school and travel by minibus to the venue. The performance is 30 minutes long and starts at 4:00pm. After the event, the minibus will take all participants back to the school location and you will visit a local restaurant for a social get together.


Registration fees
ISTA Members – GBP £790
Non ISTA Members – GBP £845
T-Shirt – GBP £12

Total cost per participant
ISTA Members – GBP £802
Non ISTA Members – GBP £867

Please note
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily and a ticket for one theatre performance.
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.
Once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per event terms and conditions.
Late registrants will not be able to order a t-shirt.

Travel & visas

Participants are advised to arrive in Bangkok on the evening of Sunday, 19th June 2022 and should not plan to leave until after the close of the last session at 3:00pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Participants who arrive after the workshop begins and/or who depart early will not be issued a certificate.

Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter Thailand and have checked entry requirements pertaining to COVID-19 regulations in Bangkok.

Participants are responsible for getting to and from the venue and theatre during the event.

Nearest airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Covid requirements

All participants will need to take a covid test prior to entering the school. All participants will be responsible for administering the test, capturing the result and dating the result. Am image of this will need to be shown on entering the school campus on day 1 of the training. All participants will need to supply their own test to administer.

A health declaration form will need to completed and submitted the evening before the training begins. The health form link will be sent to you separately.

Accommodation & meals

Participants will be asked to book and pay for their own accommodation close to NIST International School. Your Event Manager may be able to advise hotels recommended by the host.

Lunches and tea/coffee breaks are provided.

What to bring

Current DP Theatre Course Guide (ask your IB coordinator to provide if you do not have it) .
Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop such as the workbook.
A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Monday 20 June at 09:00
Finishes on Wednesday 22 June at 15:00
(Local Time)


NIST International School
36 Sukhumvit, Soi 15, Wattana, Klongtoey-nua
Bangkok 10110


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