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Geneva DP Theatre Twilight

February 20, 2018

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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.

The Research presentation

This hands-on workshop will engage with and explore the IB Theatre assessment task which focuses on international understanding and cultural awareness through the medium of practical theatre performance: the Research Presentation. By means of a series of games, activities and study approaches into theatre traditions, participants will unpick the important elements of cultural/theoretical context, performance conventions, processes of exploration and performance preparation, application of a convention to a performance and the greater picture how this concrete research and inquiry experience relates to the personal, social and artistic development of the individual.

About Mike Pasternak

Mike Pasternak has been involved with IB since 1970s and taught DP Theatre for many years at the International School of Geneva. His growth as a theatre person was heavily influenced by personal experiences and interactions with Boal, Barba, Brook and Benison. Mike brings with him a wealth of experiences such as IB Theatre deputy and chief examiner, programme developer, workshop leader (face2face/online) and workshop leader trainer. Mike is also an IB workshop session observer in disciplines across the IB continuum.

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

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


Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Tuesday 20 February at 16:30
Finishes on Tuesday 20 February at 19:30


International School of Geneva, La Chataigneraie
2, Chemin de la Ferme
CH-1297 Founex

Tel: +41 (0)22 960 91 11


• Mike Pasternak