ISTA present...

Solo Theatre Piece crash course with Simon Bell (morning Americas (2))

February 6, 2021

Booking Closed

This event takes place at 4:00-6:00pm UK time (11:00am-1:00pm US Eastern Standard time).

While scheduled, primarily, as a Saturday morning workshop for students in the Americas, DP Theatre students globally are invited to attend.

About the workshop

Solo Theatre Piece crash course

Workshop description
The Solo Theatre Piece is a complex task which requires you to approach it from all perspectives. You are creator, director, designer and performer. This is a daunting prospect so in this practical workshop we will break it down, demystify some of the steps of the process and explore a recipe for success in the task.

Why is this focal area important within the context of the course?
This workshop relates specifically to the Higher Level component: the Solo Theatre Piece. We will break down the task to ensure complete understanding.

Learning outcomes for participants
Students will:
Understand the necessary steps of the process of creating a solo theatre piece.
Develop practical exploration skills.
Gain confidence in making solo theatre.
Gain a greater understanding of the demands of the task.
Find ways of documenting the journey to suit the task.

Why/how is this session of value to DP Theatre students?
This session will be a very condensed version of the entire Solo Theatre Piece task, so students will have had the experience of going through this process, acquiring tips and tricks along the way to ensure success.

Target audience
All students of IB DP Theatre.

About your workshop leader

I was born in the United Kingdom, trained as an actor in Bristol and worked professionally as an actor/director before becoming a theatre teacher in the UK and US. I am now a freelance theatre artist who travels the world looking for exciting creative opportunities and the best beaches.

My main interests as a theatre artist are in devised collaborative theatre and physical acting. My training is focussed in Lecoq’s pedagogy and in my own devised work, and I am passionate about exploring social and political ideas through physicality. I have experience working with Complicité, Frantic Assembly and Gecko, and these companies inform much of my practice.

I have extensive experience with the IB DP Theatre and MYP courses and have led Category 1, 2 and 3 teacher training workshops for ISTA. I also work as a creative director, SEL at TaPS/festivals and master class leader and am thrilled to be part of such an incredible community of theatre artists.

Important information

Event coordinator
Sophie Galton

The workshop will take place using the platform Zoom.

Places are limited to 20 participants per workshop.

You will receive a link to the Zoom call the day before the workshop.


The cost of the session is GBP £20 per person.

What to bring

Theatre journal

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Saturday 06 February at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 06 February at 18:00


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