This weekend, more than 45 secondary students will take part in the annual Tashkent International School 24-Hour Drama production. The event focuses on the creative process and gives students the opportunity to work through the creative cycle from stimulus to performance in 24 hours.
On Friday the students will arrive at school at 6:30 p.m. They will work through a variety of workshops on Friday evening, developing skills as writers, directors, lighting technicians and performers. The students will sleep at school on Friday night and wake early on Saturday to a breakfast organized by volunteer teachers.
The work will continue all day on Saturday as they push their creative ideas through to a performance outcome. The event is challenging, exciting and an excellent example of academic risk–taking. These students have already committed to a public performance on Saturday evening without having any idea yet what the performance will be!
The drama department warmly invites parents and students to see the performance outcome, which will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. This is a non-ticket event.