DRAMA SCENE Academy of Dramatic Art was founded by Ferne Reynolds Lategan in 2008. Ferne is a qualified speech and drama professional and holds an Honors Degree in BA Dramatic Art from WITS University SA with majors in Acting.
Having lived in Dubai since 2003, Ferne decided to return to her first love, drama and founded DRAMA SCENE with around 30 students. Under her vision and guidance the school has grown into one of the largest skill based drama academies in the Middle East and boasts a 100 % pass rate of students entered in for the their annual LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations. Ferne believes in combining technique with creativity in order to offer drama as more than just a past time but a life long skill set. Under her guidance, many of her teen students have been accepted into top drama courses within international universities and drama schools across the UK, US and Canada in an effort to pursue careers in performance.
Aside from teaching and managing DRAMA SCENE, Ferne adjudicates many interschool debating, performing and public speaking events in and around Dubai. She is further passionate about directing and recently co directed Love, Loss and What I Wore written by Nora Ephron. Ferne herself is no stranger to performing. Whether on stage, in front of a camera or co hosting the awards ceremony for The Dubai International Film Festival Ferne is at home in front of an audience. Her experience covers numerous stage productions, soap operas and cameos in international films.