The International School Theatre Association Performing Arts Academy, Hong Kong
ISTA - 40 years of excellence all over the world
WHO WE ARE
We are an inclusive and diverse performing arts community that provides young people the opportunity to create and connect across cultures, developing skills and awareness to engage with and change the world responsibly.
ISTA ACADEMY WEEKEND FESTIVAL
SAT 29 FEB & SUN 1 MARCH, 2020
Welcoming students aged 13-18 across HK and Asia.
2 days to play, explore, collaborate, create and share original work
Culminating in a public performance at 3pm on Sun 1 March, 2020
A SMASHING, THOUGHT PROVOKING SUCCESS
"You'll never think of your memories in the same way again"
SO I WENT
written and performed by Valeria Riquelme
Original music by
DYLAN HALBROTH, ISTA ACADEMY & HKA ALUMNUS
with celebrated directors and choreographers of Matilda, The Sound of Music and most of the touring broadway shows in Asia!
The power of working with industry professionals
A week of musical theatre workshops and masterclasses with Anton Luitingh and Duane Alexander. Workshops based on Matilda and Chicago, students worked with the demands of being a triple threat talent in Music, Drama and Dance!
Congratulations to our students who have been offered the chance to experience a week at the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy, LAMTA.
"Love what you do, but if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail!"
led by Dr Debra Kidd
The power of theatre to find identity
A weekend of Performing Arts magic led by Dr Debra Kidd, Moira Arthurs and Anne Drouet, taking the students on a journey of self discovery.
Young people aged 9-13 from all over SE Asia came together to collaborate, create, grow in confidence, and explore the issues that both inspire and worry our young people.
"When will we learn to be happy with what we've got?"
in partnership with ROAD, Branches of Hope
The power of theatre and social media to make a difference
Students aged 14-18 embarked on a quest to understand the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong and to create a piece of thought provoking theatre with their stories as inspiration. The students applied what they learned from a social media campaign masterclass and cut 7 short films to help raise awareness.
Thank you to ROAD, Branches of Hope for inspiring us.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
Award Winning Patrons
Our board of award winning patrons include actors, writers, directors, special effects gurus, composers, producers and musicians who have led workshops, masterclasses and connected our alumni to industry experts.
Drama, Music, Dance, Musical Theatre
for young people aged 5-18
from Hong Kong and beyond
supported by a board of award winning industry experts
in the entertainment industry