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September 2017

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Tiny revolutions – choices, challenges and change

We needed something that could stretch our students in a different direction. Fear. We all experience it. It’s life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It’s a clever and treacherous adversary. It has no decency, it...

Joan Littlewood: theatre-maker that changed British theatre

The greatest revolutionary of the British theatre. Do you want to make theatre that changes the world? There is no better example to follow than the internationally minded Joan Littlewood. She was the figure head of one of Britain's most...

Beyond borders – a devising project at the International School of Lausanne

A real sense of ensemble was born out of this creative process. How can theatre change the world? By asking questions and allowing both the actors and the audience the space to discuss the answers. Inspiration I was lucky enough to be part...

The simplest things

If it’s enough for you to believe it, then follow it. I want to write about how projects actually happen, from their initial inception, the paths they follow over a number of years and how they finish up today, early 2017. I’ve written it...

Asking not telling

...human nature remains the same. I don’t know the answer to what makes an effecting piece of social change theatre. I believe theatre is always changing the world (though the themes, intentions and content of some pieces might change the...

Making theatre with my neighbours

We called our creative experiment The Albert Drive Project “Art is not merely contemplation, it is also action and all action changes the world, at least a little.” Tony Kushner, How do you Make Social Change? In 2012 I started to think...

Bringing the past to life in the history classroom

History, like drama, also deals with humanity. Drama is a powerful tool for inquiry-based learning. This art form gives students the opportunity to examine the world, develop their conceptual understandings and express their ideas and learning....

Waves of change: a physical journey

There is an unbelievable amount of physical theatre ready to be explored and experienced. Several years ago I came to a crossroads in my own teaching and directing. ISTA has always been incredibly successful at bringing students and teachers...

Devising social change

Through my teaching... I've discovered the most powerful ways I can make change in the world through theatre. Like most young theatre-makers, when I dreamed about changing the world, I assumed it would happen through a play’s content. My...

Postcards from a newbie: changing the world with a new collection of souvenirs

ISTA festivals have been thoroughly energising creatively. “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” Billy Chapata, The Vibe Manual Well, here I...