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A different window into creating a world on stage

December 2

When first getting lost in a script you become engulfed in a new world. Through the words, you navigate the sight of new characters, the feelings of heartbreak, the taste of bitterness, the sounds of places you’ve never been, all while itching to...

Behind the Scenes

Looking back and looking ahead

December 2

2020 was a year that no one will forget - it changed the world in so many ways as well as the lives of all of us. This month we will look Behind the Scenes from the perspectives of a few of our members in the ISTA community and reflect on the...

Inspiration

Intersecting silences

November 3

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 planes heading into the...

Theatre

10 things you probably didn’t know about comedy that may change your life forever*

November 3

*Disclaimer: They will probably not change your life forever; title is for clickbait purposes only. *** ‘I love to laugh’, famously sang Mary Poppins’ Uncle Albert, floating up to the ceiling with mirth, and it’s not long before the...

Curriculum

Life imitating art: Low-prep drama project that kids love

November 3

This project wasn’t my idea. I wish it was but it was inspired by an Art-Recreation challenge reviewed by Kay Kelleher of the New York Times as the ‘only good Instagram challenge’ during quarantine. Kelleher wrote: At a time when museums...

Behind the Scenes

The wheel keeps on turning

November 3

Tossing in his day job promoting the arts and returning to actually making art. ‘Idiocy. Great word,’ says Mike Caemmerer. ‘I'm good at it.’ Hands covered in drying clay, Mike sits with a potter's wheel spinning quietly between his...