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Singapore IB training - DP Theatre Category 3 (Staging Play Texts)

October 6 - October 8, 2023

Booking Closed

This IB training runs alongside our Singapore student TaPS Perspectives event. Click here for more information.

About the workshop

Training goals
Category 3 – Staging Play Texts
This workshop provides a forum for you, as DP theatre teachers, to focus on directing and designing play texts, internal assessment, the staging play texts syllabus area and the production proposal assessment task. You will engage in practical activities to deepen your understanding of the concepts behind the internal assessment component of the Production Proposal and its requirements.

The workshop will also address key areas regarding teaching and the exploration and staging of play texts, as well as presenting new ideas regarding how to best prepare students for the production proposal assessment task. Student samples will be used both to help you understand how the criteria are applied and to demonstrate particular features of staging play texts.

You will also practically examine a range of play texts and their staging. You will collaboratively generate useful resources, engage with new approaches and develop appropriate materials in a manner that supports the IB mission statement, the learner profile and other core areas of the Diploma Programme.

Target audience
All teachers of the NEW DP Theatre course beginning in 2022 for cohorts graduating in May/November 2024.

Unsure about which Category of training is the best fit for you? Check out our Guide to selecting the best fit Category here.

Specialist Session
All participants will take part in one specialist session.

Details to be confirmed.

All participants will view two professional theatre performances as part of the workshop.

Friday 6th October 2023
Romeo & Juliet performed by Action to the Word (United Kingdom)
Led by Artistic Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Action to the Word deliver dynamic, exciting and shocking theatre from new musicals to electrifying adaptations of classics.
Venue: Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall

Saturday 7th October 2023
Contemporary Khon solo performance by Benjamin Tardiff (Thailand)
Originally from Canada, Benjamin has been in Bangkok, Thailand since 2012 to pursue his training in Khon while completing a Master of Arts in Thai classical dance at Bunditpatanasilpa Institute. He creates pieces that bridge the West and the East through dance and music through symbols, mythology and narratives, reflecting on his inner dualities, questions of identities, transformation and survival.
Venue: on campus at Dulwich College Singapore

About your workshop leader

Joel Godiah Olwande
Category 3 – Staging Play Texts

Joel Godiah has over 16 years of international education as an IB MYP and DP Theatre, and TOK teacher. He currently works at Keystone Academy in Beijing. Joel believes the classroom is a rehearsal or manifestation of the real world. Hence, he enjoys making links between subject content and what is happening in the world around us. He is part of the IB global community with experiences panning teacher professional development, school advisory, examiner and curriculum review.

Important information

Dulwich College, Singapore
71 Bukit Batok West Ave. 8
Singapore 658966

Event Manager
Keriann O’Rourke –

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration will close on 22nd September 2023.

Workshop timings
The workshop begins at 9am on Friday 6th October 2023 and ends at 12:30pm on Sunday 8th October 2023.

Please note
It is a requirement of the IBO that participants attend all sessions on all days to receive a certificate.
Participants with unavoidable conflicts must contact the Event Manager before the training begins.


Registration fees
ISTA Members – GBP £790
Non ISTA Members – GBP £845
T-Shirt – GBP £20

Total cost per participant
ISTA Members – GBP £810
Non ISTA Members – GBP £865

Please note
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily and a ticket for two theatre performances.
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.
T-shirts will not be available to anyone who books after 1st September.

Theatre tickets are not guaranteed for late registrations.

Travel and visas

Participants are advised to arrive in Singapore on the evening of Thursday 5th October 2023 and should not plan to leave Dulwich College, Singapore until after the close of the last session at 12:30pm on Sunday 8th October 2023.

Please note
It is a requirement of the IBO to attend all sessions on all days to receive a certificate.
Late arrivals and early departures will result in the participant not receiving a certificate for the training. Please plan travel accordingly.
Participants with unavoidable conflicts must contact the Event Manager before the training begins
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter Singapore.
Participants are responsible for getting to and from the venue and theatre during the event.

Nearest airport
Changi International Airport


Participants will be asked to book and pay for their own hotel accommodation. We advise you choose accommodation close to Dulwich College, Singapore.

Lunches and tea/coffee breaks are provided.

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 Friday 06 October at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 08 October at 12:30
(Local Time)


Dulwich College, Singapore
71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8

Venue Website Link


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