Spotlight profile

I wanted to be a YouTuber, I’ve got the videos but I haven’t uploaded them.

© Faye Thomas

What kind of actor do you aspire to be?

I aspire to be the actor who works with a generosity of spirit, purpose, truth, warmth and a strong embrace to share.

What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?
I chose ‘Boy with Beer’ by Paul Boakye because it spoke to me. I learnt things about myself and I just felt the need to tell the story.

‘Boy with Beer’ by Paul Boakye

© Faye Thomas

What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?

‘Women Who Run With The Wolves’ (book), ‘Frankenstein’ (theatre), ‘Black Is King’ (film). ‘I May Destroy You’ (TV) impacted me, I know a lot of heart and soul went into it because it changed and moved me.

© Faye Thomas

How have you been keeping creative during lockdown? 

By not doing anything and being okay with that. I wanted to do something not acting related, so I’ve been learning to play the guitar. I took part in online readings of plays which was fun. Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu created a black queer actor playground workshop which really inspired me to keep creative and write.

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