Forbes Drama offers fun improvisation based drama workshops & classes, in a friendly encouraging and professional environment for children and teenagers. Improvisation has been proven to help self-confidence and enables students to express themselves freely without the restriction of working from a script. FD is interested in students with or without experience as we believe that no experience is an advantage, in having a raw and authentic acting ability. As quoted by Sir Ken Robinson , ‘Creativity is as important as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.
At Forbes Drama you are all welcome whatever your background’ – Delanie Forbes (Founder)
Our classes are open to all levels of experience and FD teachers are DBS-checked, professional with experience in the industry, with a positive and good energy to ensure classes are enjoyable and discipline is maintained through out. Classes cover working with props which encourages students to think outside of the box to physicality and characteristic work.
Classes and workshop info (below)
- SCHOOLS – We are excited to be working with some local primary schools in East Sussex as part of their after school activities
Our students showcase their work throughout the year, which is an opportunity for friends and family to come along and watch what techniques the students have learnt and see them in action. We have previously held showcases at The Beckenham Theatre in Greater London and The Printworks in Hastings with past themes being around current matters such as bullying & social media and for our most recent showcase, our students choose monologues from films. The monologues were filmed, and friends and family were invited to watch, which creates the feeling of a mini screening starring the students, so there were proud faces all round. Filming the monologues gave the students experience, and an opportunity to act/work in front of a camera and follow direction. We are currently working on our Summer Showcase 2018 for the students who attend sessions via schools.