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Theatre in the classroom for non-theatre teachers - what can ISTA do? with ISTA Patron Jonothan Neelands (online 2 evening Europe)

February 18, 2021

Booking Closed

Together towards tomorrow (TTT) sessions are free and open to everyone to attend. They are monthly online connection conversations where people can meet, reconnect and learn together as well as help us shape the future of ISTA.

Please invite a non theatre colleague to join us for this conversation. All member teachers who do this will be offered a 20% discount on their next booking for one of our PD&L workshops!

This event takes place at 5:00-6:00pm [UK time].

While scheduled, primarily, as an evening session for teachers in Europe, theatre teachers globally are invited to attend.

About the workshop

Theatre in the classroom for non-theatre teachers – what can ISTA do?

Workshop description
We all know that theatre and the arts have wide reaching benefits for young people, but how can we implement theatre and drama in a more academic setting?
For a while now we’ve wanted to involve non-theatre teachers more and based on feedback over the last few months there is a real opportunity to bring theatre to the masses and make schools more embracing of it in every setting.
Let’s explore what ISTA can do and offer to make this a reality!

Target audience

About your workshop leader

Jonothan Neelands
I am a National Teaching Fellow, Professor of Creative Education at the Warwick Business School and Chair of Drama and Theatre Education at the University of Warwick. In addition to my academic profile, I am an experienced creative workshop leader and drama practitioner with a national and international reputation for delivering high quality keynotes, executive education and master classes.

Recently, I was Director of Study for the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and Research Project Director for the Creative Industries Federation. I am Director of Research on the Executive Bid Committee for Coventry City of Culture 2021.

I am the author of several texts for teachers and students, including Structuring Drama Work, Beginning Drama 11-14, Key Shakespeare 1 and 2 and Advanced Drama and Theatre Studies and Improving Your Primary School Through Drama. Peter O’Connor’s Creating Democratic Citizens through Drama Education: the writings of Jonothan Neelands is published by Trentham.

Important information

Event Coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

Registration closes on 17th February 2021.
The session will take place using the platform Zoom.
You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the workshop after registration closes.


This session is free.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 18 February at 17:00
Finishes on Thursday 18 February at 18:00


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