Barry – Supported Artist

Dates with Face Front & Blue Sky Actors

I first joined Face Front so long ago I can’t remember the date – at least 10 years.
I joined Blue Sky Actors about five years ago and ended up working at Stratford Circus as an usher.

Projects

With Face Front I have been in numerous productions including:

  • Between the Wi & the Fi by InteterACTion (2019) played Father
  • Myth of Marvos Millions by Broken Silence (2019) played Ringmaster
  • Sandwich Man The Musical by Broken Silence (2017) played Sandwich Man
  • The Originators by InterACTion (2017) played Ensemble
  • Our Island by Broken Silence (2015) played The Lion
  • Determined & The Damned by InterACTion (2015) played Ensemble
  • Tales of the New River by InterACTion (2013/14) played Dog Catcher

 With Blue Sky Actors at Stratford Circus Arts Centre including:

  • The Jingle Book (2017)
  • The UnUsual Suspects (2018)
  • Sevenish (2017)
  • Peter Panto (2016)
  • A2B (2016)
  • M. Home (2016)
  • The Wizard of Us (2015)
  • 3 Minutes (2015)
  • M. Home (2015)
  • Three Pigs (2015)
  • The Hunchback Dame of Notre Newham (2014)
  • No Barriers With Barriers Bowling Club (2014)

Other projects connected to Face Front include:

  • Princess of the Graveyard Palace (2015) at Stratford Circus Arts Centre
  • Makaton Training for Blue Sky Actors
  • Training Emerging Actors Masterclasses
  • Usher at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

How did you find out about Face Front Inclusive Theatre?

Many years ago I went to see a Face Front project on a visit with Enfield council.

Annie interviewed me and I started at Broken Silence. At first I was so scared I didn’t even enter the rehearsal room but now I’m playing all sorts of parts including the lead role in Sandwich Man The Musical!

Also, I recently graduated with a Performance Making Diploma at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama with Access All areas. I learnt lots there, even burlesque and I’m in a show called 'Not F*cking Sorry' at the Soho Theatre.

How has being a Supported Artist helped you develop?

I was very scared at first but now I feel more confident being around other people. And, I have learnt new skills to help with day-to-day life.

What are you doing now?

I continue to be in Broken Silence ands InterACTion and I’m a Makaton trainer.

Also, I work as a (paid) Office Assistant at Enfield Council and volunteer as a Steward at Enfield Football Club.

What would you like to do in the future?

I’m really not sure what my future will hold, but soon I want to retire and spend more time at the library and supporting Chelsea FC.

Contact Face Front by emailing info@facefront.org or phone 020 8350 3461 to find out more about our Supported Artists Scheme.


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