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April 13

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...

Face to face TaPS events are back

April 6

As we start to see the world opening up again after a challenging year, ISTA is keen to restart cultivating togetherness and collaboration with face to face events. We're delighted to start this off with the launch of our TaPS...

Happy World Theatre Day!

March 26

After the past year of watching theatre performances come to stand still, drama classrooms get flipped on their heads and amazing innovative theatre be born, it is definitely time to celebrate! Here's our list of things to celebrate - from arts...

At ISD, virtual workshops help theatre students hone their craft

March 24

Originally published in Düsseldorf Bild Zeitung newspaper in Düsseldorf, Germany. Photo credits: International School of Düsseldorf Special thanks to Frank Tschan, School Director and Theatre Department Head Kate Olson of the...

Don’t let The Bard get you down – top tips for studying Shakespeare

March 19

by Helen Abbott If you struggle with Shakespeare, you are not alone. In fact I would go as far as saying that everyone has been through their own love/hate struggle with the Bard. If anyone claims to just “get it” straight away, trust...

Global partner stories – Atlanta International School

March 15

Atlanta International School became an ISTA Global Partner School in 2014. The major focus of our work together is the production of a bi-annual festival focussing on human rights. Under the inspired leadership of Rob Warren and his team at AIS...

My space

March 11

Originally published in Behind the Scenes in January 2020. Contributors: Pete Harris Lindop, Adam Garrett, Becci and Chuck McDaniel, Theresa Chapman and Timothy Reid International School of Geneva, La Chataigneraie Switzerland Pete Harris...

The vital role of the arts in preparing young people to thrive in the unknown

March 10

by Anne Drouet First published in Scene June 2020. Preparing young people for tomorrow is what education is all about but are we as a society considering the best ways to do this? In this podcast, Anne shares her thoughts...

Balinese Theatre master class resource pack

March 5

By Rucina Ballinger, co-author with I Wayan Dibia of Balinese Dance, Drama and Music: An Introduction to Balinese Performing Arts and Made Sidia. Balinese theatre encompasses more than just drama—gamelan music, dance, singing and comedy are...

South African Protest Theatre

February 19

by Helen Szymczak originally published in ISTA's Scene magazine in January 2016. South African Protest Theatre can be considered as a form of provocative theatre. Life is mirrored in art, especially the art of theatre, displaying often what...

Diversity, equity and inclusion – continuing forward

January 29

Since early in 2020 we have been allocating resources to an 'educate ourselves' programme in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion. Educating ourselves as individuals as well as an organisation. This has included the formation of a working...

A wealth of resources

January 19

Our ISTA community is a talented bunch and some have created some stunning websites to share with their fellow theatre teachers and practitioners. This month we celebrate the wonderful theatre websites that have been created by our community...

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...