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2021 ISTA experiences… at a glance

January 11

We have been launching new experiences at a ferocious pace since Covid-19 began and I started the new year by reflecting that it’s possibly become quite confusing to see what we do have on offer for your students and yourselves with this...

Studios January to May 2021 … at a glance

January 11

We launched face to face Studios in 2019 - 2 day PD&L experiences, primarily aimed at the MS theatre teacher. With well attended and successful workshops in Brussels and Bangkok exploring the MS curriculum we then began moving all our events to...

Spotlight sessions January to May 2021

January 11

The Spotlight session with Fenella was a successful workshop and it was great to see my kids talking to other students from other schools and sharing. It was also the first time the kids had been on campus and met each other. Some are new to the...

Monthly PD&L workshops from January through to May 2021… at a glance

January 8

    Month Title and workshop leader Description Audience Webpage links January 2021 Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th January 2021 Practical strategies for teacher wellbeing with Bek...

Introducing ISTA’s Board of Trustees new Chair and Vice Chair

January 4

- We want to get the new year started off with an introduction to ISTA's Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees - Agustin David, Chair and Liane Campbell, Vice Chair. In this video they share what motivates them as Board members and what...

Western Theatre in Global Contexts, directing and teaching culturally inclusive drama around the world

December 9

ISTA artist and board of trustee member Dr. Jillian Campana shares an excerpt from her new book Western Theatre in Global Contexts, directing and teaching culturally inclusive drama around the world. The 16 chapters in this text, including two...

The international digital Verbatim theatre production project – For ISTA member schools

December 7

What is the project? Hear It Out - A memoir of an extraordinary year is a unique opportunity for students to be part of a global digital production. Over 60 young people from international schools worldwide will create a piece of theatre...

ISTA connections 2020

December 4

Even though we were not able to come together in person during a year that was destined to be filled with many wonderful opportunities to connect with our community, the ISTA team reflects on some of the most memorable moments that they had with...

ISTA virtual festivals have now launched

November 19

At no other time has the notion of ‘togetherness’ been more poignant. Our re-imagined festivals, for an online world, take young people outside of their own, immediate, local world into a larger, global community. Here they can make connections...

Professional development and learning workshops – January to May 2021

November 3

Thanks to everyone who has supported us by attending one or more of our recent monthly PD workshops. Due to increasing demand for these workshops, from January to May 2021 we will be offering 4 sessions per workshop: • Evening Asia • Evening...

Intersecting silences

November 3

by Cedric Thompson Perimeter Airways terminal in Winnipeg is a dingy den with mostly stoop-shouldered elders and unfettered children enjoying last-minute sprints amongst the waiting passengers before they are tethered to tiny seats on the bush...

Money in the bank

October 21

By John Young Originally published in Scene December 2005 (Issue 2) One of the rewarding aspects of international education is that so many of our students show sincere compassion for those less fortunate than themselves. Not only do they...

2020-2021 festival announcement and updates

October 15

October 2020 In June 2020 it was with a heavy heart that we announced the cancellation of our TaPS events for 2020. Since August when schools began again (albeit virtually in many cases), we have been monitoring the situation closely. Many of...

Spotlight sessions for students of DP Theatre

October 13

With over 30 years of experience working with students and teachers in the DP Theatre programme, ISTA is delighted to announce a new online experience for DP Theatre students. Our monthly Spotlight sessions are designed to reinforce and further...

Diversity, equity and inclusion – How do we respond in practice?

October 1

by Malina Patel Over the summer, Sally and I have been collecting resources in order to further educate ourselves on Black Lives Matter and anti-racism practices in theatre education. We are sharing the first of our resource lists with the ISTA...

Creating positive and just arts experiences

October 1

Gwendolyn VanSant, Kristen van Ginhoven, Dawn Simmons and Lee Mikeska Gardner on co-producing Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline while prioritising equity. Originally published at gwendolynvansant.com in June 2020. Republished with permission by...

Identity: 30 ISTA inspiration and resource packs e-book

September 24

Pssst! Get your sneak peek at a fantastic new resource for theatre teachers: Identity: 30 ISTA inspiration and resource packs e-book. The idea for this book originally came about a few years ago as so many teachers attending festivals commented...

TaPS online… a striking success!

September 23

It's often hard to envisage what an online ISTA experience looks like. What better way to convince than you through photos, quotes and the voices of teachers and students. The online experience was interactive, engaging and so worthwhile. ISTA...

Socially distanced use of theatre space at the International School of Brussels

September 15

Recently ISTA member Edward Grody, Theatre Manager and Technical Director at the International School of Brussels, shared with us their school's strategies for creating a socially distanced theatre space that can be used by classes and small events...