• Leah Kirby

    (CYRO)

    They/Them

    Actor and Drag thing

     

    Represented by:

    RedShaw Management

     

    Bio.

    I am a graduate of East 15 Acting School with a BA in World Performance .

     

    I utilise skills in my work that go beyond most western training. I am very used to working with directors and practitioners from around the world and revel in learning and being part of new and intercultural work.

     

    I create theatre that incites change and incorporates non-western techniques. To explore social economic and political issues through a non traditional format.

     

    Alongside performing as an actor in Film, Theatre, Cabaret Host/Singer, I also perform as a Drag artist CYRO. Using with spoken word, movement, composition, Lip syncing and storytelling.

     

     

    Inciting change through art as a call to action.

     

     

  • Training.

    Currently on Soho Theatre's Writers Lab 2020

    Scholarships, Degrees & Courses

    Cabaret & Drag Lab at Soho Theatre 2019

     

    Awarded the Pinecone Fellowship Scholarship for LDTI - 2018

    The London Devised Theatre Intensive is a two-week workshop for maverick theatre makers

    who are creating their own work, seeking international collaborators,

    and ready to take control of their artistic practice.

     

    2012 - 2015 BA World Performance East 15

     

    2010 - 2012 Extended national Diploma Colchester Institute

    Musical theatre

                            

    Skills

    African dance, Balinese dance drama, Ballet, Butoh, Djembe, Indian dance, Jazz singing, Kecak, Mezzo soprano, Pianist, Puppetry, Storytelling, Commedia del arte, tap dance, Classical singing, Suzuki, Bharatanatyam, MC/ Cabaret Host.

  • Showreel 2019

    Take a look and enjoy!

  • Selection of Theatre Credits

    For full CV including Film and Voiceover work see downloadable CV.

    Vaults Festival 2020,
    Edinburgh Fringe 2018, The Rosemary Branch Theatre January 2019,

    Company: Cold Dinner Theatre

    Directors: Holly Barnard

    Character: Gee

    Divine Proportions 2018-2019
    The Vaults

    Company: Shotgun Carousel
    Directors: Celine Lowenthal
    Character: Dionysus

    Psychopomp 2018
    Camden Peoples Theatre 

    Company: Fen Theatre

    Directors: Maisie Newman

    Character: Nike

    Her Not Him 2018

    Theatre 503

    Company: Lughnacy Productions

    Directors: Amy Lawrence

    Character: Ellie

    Bridges Y Puentes 2017
    Theatre Royal Stratford East, Hull Freedom Festival

    Company: Ragroof Players
    Director: Marion Duggun
    Character: Hana

    Burglar Bill 2016-2017
    UK Theatre Tour
    Simply Theatre: Geneva

    Company: The Pied Piper Theatre Company

    Director: Tina Williams

    Burglar Betty

    Glaucoma 2016-2017
    Basic Space Festival
    Etcetera Theatre
    Camden Peoples Theatre 

    Company: CapaTaro Theatre Company

    Devised by Leah Kirby, Ines Sampaio, Alice Wolf-Whitehouse, and Eleanor Hurrel

     

    ☆☆☆☆☆ "An incendiary ‘call-to- arms’ of a production"

    - Fading Polaroids

    Hippolytos 2016
    Cockpit Theatre

    Company: Thiasos

    Director: MJ Coldiron

    Nurse & Chorus

  • CYRO.

     

    CYRO is a Queer, Non-Binary, DRAG THING! Bringing strength, beauty and awareness to the stage with a fresh new acts like 'run rabbit' exploring the struggles of gang induction and violence within black communities. And 'I am not your' a piece delving into black masculinity within a non-binary body showing the beauty it can exude by stripping back the facade.

     

     

     

    After Draguating from the Soho Drag and Cabaret Lab in March 2019 CYRO went on to perform in 'Moll and the Future Kings' at the Samwanamaker Theatre at Shakespeares Globe.

     

    Since then they have been touring in Fantabulosa! A public space performance, created by an ensemble of drag artists telling queer children's stories.

     

    They have performed across the UK and Abroad Including recently as the Closing performance at Drag World 2019

     

    They Have performed at RVT, The Glory, Bar Wotever, The Chateau, CRAMPS, The Globe, Soho theatre, Hello Sailor, Drag to Watch out for 2, LESE MAJESTE, Elrow (Ibiza), Wiltons Music Hall, Boomtown 2019, Hey Gurl, Glastonbury 2019 (Williams Green Stage), Fantabulosa! (UK Tour), Queer Voices, The Glory, Drag World Olympia, Non binary Cabaret, Phantasmaglorious, Lese Majeste, The Village (Birmingham), The Fox (Birmingham), Birmingham Bullring and Grand Central, etc

     

     

  • CYRO & The Drag Tingz

    Gender Fuckery and soulful musical funk taking you on a psychedelic drag exploration by Cyro and the Drag Tingz!

    The Drag Tingz are made up of some extremely talented and innovative Actor-Musicians currently training on the prestigious Actor-Musician course at Rose Bruford. Together with CYRO they bring style, gender fuckery and funky soulful jams to the stage. They put no limit on Gender or Music instead combining to create a rich musical happening.

     

    Next performance a night of psychedelic summoning, Neo funk/soul music, Live bands, Drag, DJ's, Guest Artists and more?
    Catch us on lucky Friday 13th of March. We'll be waiting 🐊🍷

    Ticket link below:

    http://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/corinthians/

     

    Available for Bookings email

    leah_kirby@hotmail.co.uk

  • Contact

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    @Cyrodragthing

    @Leahskirby

    Email
    leah_kirby@hotmail.co.uk
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