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Forever in our hearts: a tribute to Doris Grozdanovičová

November 5

The Terezín high school festival is one of our yearly ‘sites of learning’ festivals that ISTA hosts in a former Nazi concentration camp which operated from 24th November 1941 until its liberation on the 8th May 1945. It is now a town that is...

Inspiration

The ISTA Podcast // Episode 2 // Remembering Doris

November 4

In this episode, Tom Scott, ISTA’s event manager, shares his memories of Doris Grozdanovičová and discusses the importance of ISTA’s festival in Terezín and the impact it has on all those who go there. ...

Inspiration

The ISTA Podcast // Episode 1 // The ISTA Way

October 1

Welcome to the very first ISTA podcast! We know how precious time is and sometimes it’s not always easy to find the time to sit down and read through something. Sometimes, listening to something is much easier. Something can be playing away in...

Curriculum

The power of play – ISTA primary school festivals

October 1

‘It made me imagine. I thought things were what they were, but they became something else. I knew it was a normal fountain, but for a short time, I imagined it really was a fountain of tears. I saw a normal pond, but for a time I could imagine we...

Inspiration

Why I don’t believe in inspiration

October 1

When Sally asked if I would be interested in writing a text about inspiration I meekly confessed: ‘But I don’t believe in it.’ As if we were talking about Santa Claus. Or God. ‘Great!’ Sally replied. ‘You can write an anti inspiration...

Behind the Scenes

Page turners: Books from the ISTA community

October 1

If there is ever a constant in a theatre person’s life it is the search for great resources to use in classes, workshops or rehearsals. This month we share three fantastic books from our very own ISTA community that aim to support and inspire...