Independent Stage

Anglo-Chinese School Independent Stage (ACSIS) is the senior division of the ACS Drama Club and is made up of Year 5 and 6 students from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The club was formed in 2006 by a group of students who were deeply passionate about drama and wanted to continue pursuing this interest in the IBDP years. As all IBDP students need to produce a reflective portfolio on Creativity Action and Service activities, ACSIS was formed with the objective of helping students to achieve this outcome, while engaging in meaningful dramatic endeavours. The inaugural performance of ACSIS in 2007, featuring Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy was a great success, well-received by the audience and effective in fund-raising for the school. This proved to be just the first of many outstanding productions – the most recent being the club’s acclaimed production of David Calcutt’s imaginative reworking of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play:  Lady Macbeth in July 2017.