Meet CYC Act Leader Andy Reeves

Thu 20 Dec 2018
Side shot of CYC Act Leader Andy Reeves directing

CYC Act is led by our Youth Community Practitioner Andy Reeves who is a vastly experienced Youth Theatre Director.

Find out more about Andy Reeves below.

Tell us something about you and your practice:

I’ve spent most of my career working with young people on all kinds of theatre projects, usually in non-theatre spaces like church halls, libraries, schools, parks and on one occasion a football stadium full of 20,000 people! I’ve been with Curve since January 2018 so now I get to make work here- but you’ll still find me in all those kinds of places too!

What can people expect when they join CYC Act?

The chance to be part of high-quality professionally produced productions, delving deep into both classic and contemporary texts. We have fun, but it is the kind of fun derived from working hard towards a common creative goal. It’s not a social club-though lasting friendships are usually made along the way!

What are you looking for from your students?

I like actors- of any age- who are not afraid to bring creative ideas of their own to the process. We meet once a week so it’s vital people come knowing how to turn on their focus and concentration-even after a full day at school or college.

What is the best thing about working with CYC?

Allowing young people a voice and a high-profile outlet for their creativity and talent- and welcoming people from all kinds of backgrounds into this process.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

Professionally, a project called ‘Grandpa’s Garden’ which was a big installation-based thing, turning school halls into a vast interactive garden world which was the set for a week-long theatre adventure… Personally, it would be being a (hopefully good) Dad.

What’s your favourite joke?

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: The Fish….

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