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From blackbox to boardroom with Padraig Downey (TTT online 1 evening Asia)

October 15, 2020

Booking Closed

Together towards tomorrow (TTT) sessions are free and open to everyone to attend. They are monthly online connection conversations where people can meet, reconnect and learn together as well as help us shape the future of ISTA.

This event takes place at 12:00-1:00pm [UK time].

While scheduled, primarily, as an evening meeting for those located in Asia, interested participants globally are invited to attend.

About this session

From blackbox to boardroom

Workshop description
How do we effectively advocate for theatre in an increasingly corporate school environment where Theatre, ISTA and its traditions are misunderstood or under communicated and where the CEO and the board hold sway. Padraig Downey (Dubai American Academy) will lead this conversation examining the challenges we face and exploring steps we can take to convince the powers that be to see theatre and ISTA as a gift for their schools.

Target audience

About your workshop leader

Originally from Ireland, I have been fortunate to live and work in Dublin, California, Paris, New York, Rome and presently Dubai where I have spent the past nine years. I am drama director and IB Theatre teacher at Dubai American Academy and also run a theatre I founded called Danú.

I am a keen Joyce and Beckett fan and regularly promote their work wherever I live. It is one of my greatest joys to be involved with the ISTA family (firstly through the late Ted ‘Milty’ Miltenberger) where I have met – and continue to meet – the most inspiring, creative and supportive people.

Important information

Event coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

Registration closes on Wednesday 14th October 2020.
The session will take place using the platform Zoom.
You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the workshop after registration closes.


This session is free.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 15 October at 12:00
Finishes on Thursday 15 October at 13:00


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