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New York Student TaPS 2018

October 11 - October 13, 2018

Booking Closed




Students will take part in two 90 minute master classes.
These will be lead by practitioners from PUSH Theatre and SITI.
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 first is a bespoke performance from renowned physical theatre company Push Theatre.

The second is Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY. A Best Musical winner all across North America, written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein. This New York Times Critics’ pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

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 New York 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 New York.
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 New York for the duration of TaPS. It is advisable to try to book somewhere close to Ripley Grier Studios.
ISTA will be organising accommodation for the ISTA artists for the 10th, 11th and 12th October 2018.


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


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

Venue website:


• Atlanta International School
• Bellaire High School
• Central High School, Springfield
• Clarkstown North High School
• Hillsboro High School
• Individual
• International School of Dakar
• International School of Panama
• Ridley College
• San Jacinto Valley Academy
• Sturgis Charter Schools
• Upper Canada College


• Mhairi MacInnes
• Mike Pasternak
• Mike West
• Sophie Galton
• Tom Scott