ISTA Scholarships 2006 - 2009


About the Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded each year to a teacher from the Americas region who has previously attended an ISTA TaPS (Theatre arts Programme Symposium) workshop. Our 2009-2010 scholarship will be awarded to a teacher who attended the 2008-2009 Montreal or Vancouver workshops.

The aim of the scholarship is to enrich the professional development opportunities for the successful teacher by enabling attendance at an ISTA TaPS in a region outside of the Americas. In doing so, the teacher will have the opportunity to work with an international group of IB Theatre colleagues; to share ideas, plan, and together, intensively explore the IB Theatre course for three full days. During this time the group will participate in an exciting range of Theatre Master Classes, watch and critique professional theatre performances, and make close contact with a culture very different to their own.

ISTA TaPS always seeks to immerse participants into the rich cultures of the communities where TaPS takes place

  • Teachers are part of a Wayang Kulit Master Class which is followed by eating a traditional dinner in the home of the Wayang Kulit master, and his family in Bali.
  • They take part in workshops on the Great Wall of China as part of a TaPS in Beijing.
  • Their students perform original/devised theatre pieces as part of a Street Theatre Festival in Bangkok

Previous Winners


2006 - 2007

Michael Winsatt, Andrew Hill High School, California, who attended our Stratford TAPS.

Steve Nystrom, McKinleyville High School, California, who attended our Shanghai TAPS.

2007 - 2008

Andrew McBee, Baltimore City College, Maryland, who attended our Paris TAPS.

2008 - 2009

Timothy Brown from Travelers Rest High School, South Carolina, who attended our Bangkok TaPS.

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