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London (4) Student TaPS 2018

October 11 - October 13, 2018

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All participants will take part in two 90 minute master classes.

One will be exploring Meisner with Aileen Gonsalves and one on Mask and Clown techniques with Trestle Theatre Company.

Teachers are invited to take part in two 90 minute PD sessions with the MC leaders at no extra cost.


All participates will attend two professional theatre productions.

The first is a specially commissioned performance by Trestle Theatre Company titled ‘Rachel’ (currently in production). ISTA students and teachers will be the first to see this performance which incorporates full mask and clowning and is about the life of Mrs Rachel Levy, a holocaust survivor. We aim to create a Legacy for survivors, refugees and victims of hate crimes past and present by working creatively with Rachel Levy and her story –

The second is ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’ at the Apollo Theatre – Once upon a time, there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell…
So, he approached a documentary filmmaker as you do, and asked if they would help him tell it. The resulting documentary was seen by a theatre director and it inspired him to create a musical. A producing regional theatre backed him. He then bumped into a famous musical theatre star who introduced him to a well-known pop composer who was working with a lyricist and book writer. The theatre put on the production. A major producer saw it and offered them a West End theatre –

ISTA Event Coordinator

Important Information

Booking is now open.
The registration window will open on Thursday 30th August 2018.
The registration window will close on Thursday 13th September 2018.
Travel forms from artists due by Thursday 13th September 2018 .
A full information pack will be sent to all participants three weeks prior to the workshop.


Participants are advised to arrive into London by evening on Wednesday 10th October and should not plan to leave the workshop venue until after the last session finishes at 3:00pm on Saturday 13th October.
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 10th, 11th and 12th October 2018. If you are staffing more than one London TaPS we will cover your accommodation for both events as well as any days inbetween.


Registration fee
Students from member schools – GBP £290.
Students from non-member schools – GBP £325.
Registration fees include all workshops, master classes and 2 x theatre performances.
ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.
Total cost per student
GBP £302 (member schools); GBP £337 (non-member schools).
Registration fee
GBP £80 (cost for 2 x theatre tickets).
ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.
Total cost per teacher
GBP £92.
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A GBP £500 deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be taken off your final invoice.


No meals are provided as part of this TaPS.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 11 October at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 13 October at 15:00


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

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