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Choreography for clever creatives

January 1

This is the moment. The school musical needs a choreographer. You have been tasked with teaching a Physical Theatre unit. Your students are pestering you to help them create a movement theatre piece. What to do? Where to start? How to organize a...

Inspiration

Why the Arts? Now more than ever

January 1

I would like to share with you my thoughts about the place of the Arts within this current pandemic and why I believe that to be an artist and/or part of an audience is more important than ever. To understand The Arts are life. Drama, music,...

Behind the Scenes

A wealth of resources

January 1

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...

Theatre

How working with young people helped me create The Gonsalves Method: A new way of training actors

January 1

Part 1 This is a love letter…. It’s to all the young people, actors, friends and lovers that have endured me talking and talking and talking about the same thing now for nearly 25 years. I read David Mamet’s True and False in the 90's...

Curriculum

Creativity in constraints

December 2

When online teaching began in March it seemed like something of a novelty. But as time progressed and the global epidemiological situation worsened, reality kicked in, the novelty wore off and every day seemed like one before. With students in...

Theatre

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

December 2

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...