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New York student TaPS 2017

October 12 - October 14, 2017

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


We will be offering the student Lit&Perf at this event as well as the regular Theatre ensembles.
There is also IB DP Theatre training at this event.
To register for ISTA/IB training please head to the relevant webpage.


Students will take part in two 90 minute master classes from a range of theatre traditions including Butoh, Bunraku and Musical 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.

The Play That Goes Wrong at the Lyceum Theatre. Winner of the Olivier Award for BEST NEW COMEDY, The Play That Goes Wrong is a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and more madcap mania than a Monty Python marathon! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s bedlam beyond Broadway’s wildest nightmare and “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast)

Vangeline Theatre presents: Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse with Vangeline at the Theatre for the New City, (Johnson Theatre). A 60-minute Butoh solo conceived, choreographed and performed by New York Butoh star Vangeline, conjuring the ghosts of two passionate giants — Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance. Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), is a solo piece that illuminates the darkness of Butoh with the addition of cutting edge lighting technologies such as the futuristic creations of European designer Tilen Sepič and fiber optic costume by the French company Lumigram. After touring this show for the past two years and receiving four stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, five stars at Copenhagen Stage Festival and critical acclaim in New York and the United States, Vangeline shines a new light on Butoh and will transport audiences.

ISTA event coordinator

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Important information

Booking is now open.
The registration window will open on Thursday 31st August 2017.
The registration window will close on Thursday 14th September 2017.
Travel form from artists due by Thursday 14th September 2017.


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 New York by evening on Wednesday 11th October 2017 and should not plan to leave Ripley Grier Studios until after the last session finishes at 3:00pm on Saturday.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
All participants should fly into New York airports: JFK, LGA, EWR.
Please note it is the responsibility of teachers and ISTA artists to ensure they have arranged their own visas, as required.


All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation in New York. You might want to choose a location close to Ripley Grier Studios for easy access to the workshop venues.
ISTA will be organising accommodation for the ISTA artists for the 11th, 12th and 13th October 2017.


No meals are provided as part of this TaPS.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 12 October at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 14 October at 15:00


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

Venue website:


• Atlanta International School
• Atlanta Public Schools
• Bellaire High School
• Branksome Hall, Ontario
• Central High School
• Clarkstown North High School
• Glenlyon Norfolk School, Canada
• ILEAD Santa Clarita
• M B Lamar High School
• Mulgrave School, Vancouver
• San Jacinto Valley Academy
• Shanghai American School – Puxi
• Sturgis Charter Schools