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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...

DP Theatre training – 2020 and beyond

August 31

In light of the delay to the launch of the new DP Theatre course, ISTA will be adjusting its schedule of trainings over the next two years. As a DP Theatre teacher, if you haven’t been informed of this news, please check in with your IB...

ISTA 2020 – Join us on the journey

August 6

As we continue to respond to the current teaching and learning environment, we are delighted to introduce 4 new ‘offers’ for international theatre educators and their students. We have taken time over the summer months to develop, prototype and...

AiR stories

August 6

In response to COVID-19 ISTA has had to adapt and innovate our previous ways of working to a more online environment. While these online experiences will not replace our face to face events in the future, it's going to be an important part of our...

Celebrations

June 8

The community has seen strong and proactive decision making, prompt refund of fees and timely communication. Teachers are very grateful for this and consequently our reputation is now even stronger than before. Everyone has appreciated the care...

TaPS online

June 3

TaPS online - an overview TaPS online has the same learning outcomes and ‘take aways’ as our TaPS events. Just delivered differently. TaPS online consists of 10 x 1.5 hour sessions. We will be recommending a more intensive/immersive time...

New artists 2020-2021

June 2

A warm welcome to all of our new ISTA artists joining our artist teams this year! Alan Brooks Dancer and choreographer based in Germany; festival SEL. I’ve been a successful professional dancer, choreographer and community dance worker...

Covid-19 updates

June 2

Update #3 - 2nd June 2020 from ISTA’s Executive Director, Sally Robertson Event updates TaPS It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that we are cancelling all our TaPS events for September/October 2020. While a number of you have...

Order your ReflectiON pack by Dinos Aristidou today!

May 27

We are delighted to announce that ISTA is now selling Dinos' cards for the first time. And... for anyone who orders through ISTA we have an exclusive set of 12 ensemble activities (created by Dinos) that can be used with the cards. These exercises...

Kindness confetti

May 20

Human connections are the foundations of who we are as an organisation. We passionately value diversity and collaboration, celebration and play, friendship and collegiality. Throughout the month of May we will be sharing with you messages of...