10 October 2005
Stratford Upon Avon
The Bard himself (Mr Shakespeare) wasn't there this weekend, but many others were. From every corner of the globe they came to the small town of Stratford upon Avon, about two hours in the train, north of London. The International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) series of workshops for drama teachers and their students is held each year and attracts a talented bunch of creatives from international schools as far afield as Moroco, Texas and Denmark. The workshops take place over two long-weekends and the first is now over. I introduced puppetry to the groups through Paper Meditation and Object Improvisation workshops, which were really well accepted and also held an introductory lecture on puppetry. (See article on workshops below!) The next weekend session begins on Friday in Stratford.