In early September, 55 students from grades 6-12 took part in the annual TIS 24-Hour Theatre. The event is now in its fourth year at Tashkent International School and has become a central and established part of the arts calendar.
The event focuses on the creative process and challenges students to work with unfamiliar stimuli in a new context in order to create a piece of theatre. Students start work at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and continue through until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when they share their performance outcome with the audience.
Throughout the process, students collaborate with others from across all grade levels and will find new and dynamic ways of exploring, experimenting and refining their art. The event embodies many of the IB Learner Profile attributes as students engage with a real and authentic challenge that encourages them to be communicators, thinkers, open-minded and risk-takers.
The 24-hour theatre is also an excellent example of the TIS arts philosophy in action: “Students are encouraged to face what is uncertain, make creative connections, engage imaginations, learn how to express themselves effectively and develop respectful and supportive ways of interacting.”
The fourth annual 24-Hour Theatre was staged in the TIS Black Box Theatre to a packed audience. The 30-minute performance was moving and impressive.
For more information about the 24-Hour Theatre experience at TIS or other arts programs at the school, contact Rob Thorburn, head of arts.
Visit the TIS Facebook page for the full album of photos from 24-Hour Theatre.