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London (1) Student TaPS 2017

October 5 - October 7, 2017

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Join us for London TaPS, a unique 3-day workshop specifically for students of DP Theatre.


Students will take part in two 90 minute master classes.
One MC will be delivered by Will Kerley on directing.
One MC will be delivered by Made Pujawati on Kecak theatre.
Teachers are invited to take part in two 90 minute PD sessions with the MC leaders at no extra cost.


All participants will attend two professional theatre performances:

Wings at the Young Vic.  Juliet Stevenson takes on yet another extraordinary role – Emily was a fiercely independent woman, an aviator and a wing-walker until a stroke destroyed her sense of reality. Fragments of her life come together as she struggles to find her voice and herself. The hugely successful collaborators from Happy Days reunite for this London premiere directed by Natalie Abrahami:

And The Seagull at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka and Art.

Anton Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece is given vibrant new life in this dynamic new adaptation by Olivier-award winning playwright Simon Stephens, directed by Sean Holmes and starring Lesley Sharp as Irina Arkadina.

Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound, The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create Art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates throughout the play.

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Important information

Booking is now open.
The registration window will open on Thursday 24th August 2017.
The registration window will close on Thursday 7th September 2017.
Travel forms from artists due by Thursday 7th September 2017.
A full information pack will be sent to all participants three weeks prior to the workshop.


Registration fee

Students from member schools – £290.00
Students from non-member schools – £325.00
Students from Global Patron schools – £261.00
Registration fees include all workshops, master classes and 2 x theatre performances.
ISTA t-shirt – £12.00.
Total cost per student
£302.00 (member schools); £337.00 (non-member schools); £273.00 (Global Patron schools).
Registration fee

£80.00 (cost for 2 x theatre tickets).
ISTA t-shirt – £12.00.
Total cost per teacher
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A £500 deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be taken off your final invoice.

Travel & visas

Participants are advised to arrive into London by evening on Wednesday 4th October 2017 and should not plan to leave London until after the last session finishes at 3:00pm on Saturday.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
All participants should fly into London.
Please note it is the responsibility of teachers and ISTA artists to ensure they have arranged their own visas, as required.


All schools are responsible for booking their own accommodation in London for the duration of TaPS. It is advisable to try to book somewhere close to Conway Hall.
ISTA will be organising accommodation for the ISTA artists for the 4th, 5th and 6th October 2017. If you are staffing both London TaPS we will cover your accommodation for both events and days in between.


No meals are provided as part of this TaPS.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 05 October at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 07 October at 15:00


Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

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