Over the summer, back in the San Francisco Bay area, I found myself at a dinner party with a friend of mine who is the Drama teacher at the American School in Chennai. Shawn told me that he would be hosting an ISTA theater festival at his school in India. The festival, called “Dignity, Equality, Safety”,would feature visiting artists from around the world creating theater with the theme of women’s rights. I decided that night that I must take my students to this festival.
And here we are! It feels like a dream. Today we got to eat and explore a bit and got our students off to their home stays. Ibu Emily and I were invited to stay with Shawn and it is so lovely to get to spend some time with a dear friend.
Tomorrow we will have our opening ceremony at 7:30 am which will kick off 3 days of professional development for Emily and myself and incredible instruction and direction for my students which includes several adventures into the community. We will keep you posted each night about our adventures. Here are some images from today: