Today, we’d like to introduce you to Devane Boyd. Devane was introduced to us by the brilliant and talented Reggie Haynes.
Hi Devane , we’re so thrilled to have you sharing your story with us today. Maybe we can kick things off by having you introduce yourself to our readers? We’d love to have you go into your story and how you got to where you are today.
I originally started by taking part in classes and theatre shows at my local theatre “The Oxford Playhouse.
From there I took part in my theatre productions around town till I eventually joined the National Youth Theatre and shortly after auditioned for drama school and offered a place.
Since Than I’ve been a working actor mostly having working Actor doing various shows and tours around the UK & Europe.
Alright, so we’d love to learn more about your acting career. What should we know?
Having spent 2 out of the 5 years since I graduated touring I have definitely grown in terms of my ability to adapt and perform anywhere at anytime in a whole variety of spades. Being in a foreign language country too also changed how conscious I am of my vocal communication to the audience and how you convey a story to a forge in audience as opposed to one in your home country. When it comes to acting I love the experience of creating a character and taking from all roads of life whether that be art I’ve seen, people I’ve met, historical figures music, etc and amalgamating this all into a performance that brings a unique fictional individual to life.
Reggie Haynes has been a great friend to us and I know you’ve got a great relationship as well. Maybe you can tell our audience a bit about Reggie and your experience with them.
I met Reggie while working on a project with his wife’s theatre company “Khem Productions and what struck me throughout the filming of that project and when Reggie told me about this one was his enthusiasm and clarity of vision. You see enthusiasm like that and you want to be part of that’s persons vision and do your best to bring it to life in the best way possible.
It was attractive and important to me to take place in this project as, I wanted to challenge myself as an actor giving a performance in a mask and having to convey emotions and expression more Through my body and voice than through my facial expressions and I wanted to be part of a project that represented black people in a sci fi/fantasy action genre which has happened more often recently but I still feel there are many unexplored stories to be told from black creatives in these genres that we were typically excluded for so long, soo will always take the opportunity to bring one of them to the screen or stage.
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