The Award Winning company is consistently finding new ways of engage audiences through digital formats. Recently, Forest Tribe has been part of Creative XR cohort, developing UK’s most innovative creative technology for the current climate. The CEO, has a background in Artificial Intelligence and the Creative Sector. The company has received accolades including the prestigious "CEO Award" from Digital Catapult 2021 and the Top 100 CreaTech Companies "OnesToWatch" from the Creative Industries Federation.
She is aware of the capabilities to merge and form new entertainment that will reach more audiences. Her background in immersive sensory theatre allows her to produce unique creative content.
At the start of the pandemic, February 2020, we set up a virtual homeschooling programme, where our audeinces could access educational material for "Alluriat". The material supported the National Curriculum for keystages 1 & 2.
Forest Tribe has been working with The Virtual Engineering Centre and Springfield School in Crewe, to embed their immersive theatre platform to explore their A.I and haptics design with PMLD children in the school. The devices were given to children who responded very positively to the performances and the technology itself.
We are excited to develop our immersive digital platform to enhance our audiences engagement that is carefully tailored to their needs. This bespoke approach allows Forest Tribe to reach to the most unreachable audiences, ensuring that they too can access high quality arts and culture.
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Forest Tribe Theatre have appeared as guest speakers at conferences and events in the UK and in Europe.
Find out more about our work, presentations and workshops below.
Creative Industries Festival, Oxford Brookes University, 2022
Creative Director, Debbie Bandara was invited to speak on the panel about "Creative Industries for a Better Society". You can view the talk here: https://youtu.be/5t92z4EDikQ
Creating the Cart, Oily Cart Summer School,
Creative Director, Debbie Bandara immersed her participants into a world of the senses and how we use movement to explore set design and theatrical sensory engagement.
2017- to date
Creative director has attended and spoke on a panel focusing on multi sensory design, the education on the senses and sensory diversity.
Lead in The Maker's Workshops, Royal Exchange Theatre, 2022
Creative director supports and facilitates directing, movement, set design, inclusive sound design, immersive theatre techniques for young diverse theatre makers in Manchester. She take great care to ensure opportunities are open and accessible.