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25 years of ISTA events

August 22

So, ISTA and I share an anniversary of sorts. This is ISTA’s 40th year and it is my 40th year as a theatre teacher! Actually I should really only claim the last 25 years as a theatre teacher. The first 15 years I was mostly a theatre director...

ISTA – Fragmented memories from a 40 year ‘Journey of Joy’

August 19

I am sitting straining my powers of recall to focus on the early days of ISTA. It is not easy for as Claudia Hammond points out in her book Time Warped ‘… the flexibility of memory seems to be the key to imagining the future. Our millions of...

The ISTA festival – a history drawn from memory

August 19

The founding principles of ISTA were developed to bring together international school teachers from different geographic locations who were working in isolation and to provide young people with a much needed antidote to competitive theatre festivals...

Reflections from an artist

August 19

I don’t remember getting paid 50 quid a festival, as Ian Pike does… in fact I don’t remember money ever being a part of the conversation around being asked to be an ISTA artist. The word ‘artist’ stuck in my head first. I was a bit of a...

Foreward

August 5

A very happy birthday to us. 40 years is an incredible achievement and one which ISTA is celebrating in so many ways but a special, reflective issue of Scene looking back over the past four decades felt wholly appropriate. In this issue one of...

Best contributions from Scene May 2017

May 1

I am confident that as long as we as the ISTA ensemble continue to take care of our roots we will continue to grow, celebrate, learn, create worlds though theatre and be beautiful. Michael Westberg on the first Connect festival Jakarta....

5 students

May 1

I remember vividly how all of our tired, jet-lagged eyes instantly turned awake at the first sight of snow. One 9-11 year Bailey Cherry from the Canadian International School of Hong Kong When ISTA came to our school, I had such an...

5 parents

May 1

an eye-opener for my son in all the best senses of the word Nora Lamy Nicolas has been interested in performing for a long time. When we first heard of ISTA we thought that it would be an amazing opportunity for him to be a part of an...