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Behind the Scenes

Life, love and longing in the time of Covid

March 1

For March’s Behind the Scenes we got three freelance ISTA artists together to talk about what life has been like for them since the pandemic started. We welcome you to a wonderful podcast with Greg Pliska (US), Jess Thorpe (UK) and Shane Jones...

Food, glorious food

February 1

  Baked salmon Recommended by Edna Lau. Salmon is a Canadian staple so I thought I’d share this easy recipe. I have a limited repertoire, so the fact that my kids and all my friends love it means this is one of my standby favourites....

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...

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...

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...

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...

My educational journey

September 30

In April of 2020 I accepted a place on the Doctor of Educational Theatre programme at New York University. I have spent many years studying and immersing myself in theatre, exploring it from different perspectives and contexts while focusing on ways...

ISTA magic from the eyes of an ISTA alumni

September 30

‘What I learned is that ISTA magic will change you in ways you will forever be grateful for. ISTA has instilled in me the importance and value of how the performing arts is a powerful platform, which essentially, has helped shape who I am...