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New York IB training - DP Theatre Category 1

October 20 - October 22, 2022

Booking Closed

Please note there is also a student TaPS Perspectives event alongside this workshop. Please see here for details.

About the training

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.

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.

Please note:
This workshop is scheduled at the same time as New York TaPS Perspectives so that it is possible for teachers to attend IB training while their students participate in TaPS.

Master class & master class leader
All participants will take part in one master class.

Details to be confirmed by June 2022.

All participants will attend two professional theatre performances.

The productions on offer at this TaPS will be confirmed by June 2022.

About you teacher workshop leader (TWL)

Details to be confirmed by June 2022.

Important information

Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th St)
16th Floor
New York, NY, 10018

Venue website

Event Manager
Sophie Galton

For participants
Registration is now open
Registration closes 8th September 2022

Workshop timings
The workshop begins at 9:00am on Thursday, 20th October 2022 and ends at 3:00pm on Saturday, 22nd October 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


Registration fees
ISTA Members – GBP £840
Non ISTA Members – GBP £895
T-Shirt – GBP £12

Total cost per participant
ISTA Members – GBP £852
Non ISTA Members – GBP £907

Please note:
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily and a ticket for two 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.


Theatre performance #1

Theatre performance: Leopoldstadt play
Venue: Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
Date and time: Thursday October 20th 2022

About the performance
‘An unforgettable play from the heart.’ – The Telegraph
TOM STOPPARD returns to Broadway with his critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning new play, the humane and heartbreaking ‘LEOPOLDSTADT.’
Set in Vienna, the play takes its title from the Jewish quarter. This passionate drama of love and endurance begins in the last days of 1899 and follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th century. Full of his customary wit and beauty, Stoppard’s late work spans fifty years of time over two hours.
‘This is a momentous new play. Tom Stoppard has reached back into his own family history to craft a work that is both epic and intimate; that is profoundly personal, but which concerns us all.’ – Financial Times
With a cast of 38 actors and direction by Patrick Marber, ‘LEOPOLDSTADT’ will play on Broadway beginning September 14.
This ‘unforgettable family saga’ (The Sunday Times) must not be missed.
Website: Leopoldstadt play

Theatre performance #2

Theatre performance: 1776
Venue: American Airlines Theatre
Date and time: Friday 21st October 2022

About the performance
What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human individuals to settle their differences, while they hold the very future of a nation in their hands? This Tony Award-winning Best Musical is tuneful, funny, and constantly surprising, especially in this revolutionary new production from directors Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. You may never think about our country—who we are and why—the same way again.
Website: 1776

Travel & visas

Participants are advised to arrive in New York City by evening on Wednesday, 19th October 2022 and should not plan to leave the venue before 3:00pm on Saturday, 22nd October.

Late arrivals and early departures will result in the certificate of attendance not being issued.

Please note:
International travel should be planned accordingly.
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter the USA and have checked entry requirements pertaining to COVID-19 regulations.
Participants are responsible for getting to and from the venue and theatre during the event.

Accommodation & meals

Participants will be asked to book and pay for their own hotel accommodation. We advise you choose accommodation close to Ripley Grier Studios

Lunches are provided daily.

What to bring

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 Thursday 20 October at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 22 October at 15:00
(Local Time)


Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue (Bet. 36th & 37th Streets)
16th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Venue website:


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