The gap between this post and the last one (eek May 1st) is indicative of workloa…
There are certainly a number of really positive announcements being made by ISTA at t…
Increasingly in the last few years we have been asked to help organise festivals that…
TVO announces new course Applied Theatre in action 25-27 April (10am to 5pm) A 3 day course looking at Applied Theatre techniques – how it works, what are the essential elements, how to put together a project, an Applied Theatre … Continue readingVisual Arts Teacher – IB Diploma and MYP- start August 2015 full time
Visual Arts Teacher – IB Diploma and MYP- start August 2015 full time. Do you know an amazing Visual Arts teacher who would like to join Darren Scully, Jez Gregg, Rui Cunha and Anne Drouet at the Western International School … Continue readingWorkshops with Frantic Assembly
Frantic are producing master classes at our London TaPS this month; and we are looking to forge a closer working relationship with the company. Frantic are going to be in Asia in February/March 2015 and while they have a number … Continue reading
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The 29 festivals for the 2015-2016 ISTA year have been successfully launched!!!
POSTED ON: Wed Apr 29 11:44:38
Could you make Drama the heart of The International School of Penang? Details of a drama teacher vacancy here: http://t.co/p4P2AfvmCl
POSTED ON: Tue Apr 21 08:10:14
ISTA are excited to announce the full time appointment of Ian Pike as event coordinator for TaPS and IB workshops http://t.co/uJ7BJYcOcc
POSTED ON: Mon Mar 09 12:13:47
Discovery College Hong Kong are advertising for a Head of Drama to lead a high-functioning Drama department http://t.co/p4P2AfvmCl
POSTED ON: Fri Feb 27 09:33:41
RT @Lisa_o_leary: Get a glimpse of ISB MS drama Students at ISTA, Shanghai, in this latest video https://t.co/7ef4kcn9Ob @ISB_MS @share_IST…
POSTED ON: Wed Feb 25 10:48:21
The gap between this post and the last one (eek May 1st) is indicative of workload right now. Even after 15 years in the job I mistakenly, naively, launched 2015-2016 festivals and thought I could at least put my feet up a bit. How wrong could I have been? The morning after Ian and I experienced mild panic attacks as we realized summer IB workshops needed planning. So onto the next job then!
One week and a hundred plus email later London in June, Atlanta in July and Singapore in August are sorted and pretty well ready to go. One of the slightly scary things about this planning is that it’s all currently in my head. So I’ll think “Oh I need to ask Maxine about catering” and that’s what I do – until I feel all the boxes have been ticked. I’ll be heading back to the UK at the end of November for Ian and I to sit and put all this random “In Sally’s head planning” into a framework. Then we’ll have one more managed risk!
In amongst all that work – we’ve created a new database for master class leaders and moving away from TaPS and IB workshops Ian has been busy writing lots of new docs for us that Rose Robinson has been quite brilliantly designing. A real lift to the general day to day docs we send out and a conscious attempt to build brand as we go.
And in the last few weeks literally I’ve secured quite a substantial amount of additional income for us next year. A 2nd booking for our in-house primary festival in Hong Kong (thank you CISHK); a new and much needed primary festival in Europe (thank you Chris Harbach and the team at Wiesbaden as well as ALL the schools who immediately signed up for it); three partnership projects confirmed for next year with Performing Arts Academy (Shanghai), Digital Theatre Plus (UK) and Big Sky Entertainment (Perth); a bespoke festival for the Marymount Schools based on the ISTA model; a Shakespeare week in Singapore – some really lovely and exciting new projects to complement our main body of work.
So sitting here on a relatively quiet Tuesday with zero emails to respond to (spent the last two days clearing, and clearing) I’m feeling pretty positive as we approach our annual trustee meeting in June. A great year behind us, stacks of ideas for 2015-2016 and plenty to reflect on and learn from… from “That was the year that was.”