Sam Reynolds is a London-based performance artist.
His first foray on to stage was co-founding and co-running experimental theatre company Wind-Up Collective, before becoming a Resident Artist at the Roundhouse and founding and running the venue’s resident cabaret and performance art troupe Cushion Collective. He was also in Soho Theatre’s Comedy Lab and Writers Lab.
He has performed internationally from the UK to Australia via the Philippines, in various settings and contexts and both solo and collaboratively, at venues and events as diverse as Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Glastonbury Festival’s Block9, Bestival, Southbank Centre, The Glory, Brighton Dome, Pineapple Lab, Summerhall, Dive Queer Party, National Theatre Studio, Traumfrau, TUC Congress House, and Homotopia, and was in The Miss Behave Gameshow at Underbelly Festival’s London Wonderground and Darwin Festival as Siri.
He closed the Cabaret Arena on the Saturday night at Latitude Festival closing Duckie’s headline show, performed in Duckie’s Twenty First Century Music Hall at The Citadel in St Helens on Duckie’s twentieth anniversary weekend, performed alongside David Hoyle in the original run of The Prime of Ms David Hoyle as part of Chelsea Theatre’s SACRED, and was the special guest artist performing at the Grand Opening of Carnesky’s CFS Soho.
Despite having no formal training or studies in performance, he has performed at Goldsmiths, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, Central Saint Martins, and the University of Westminster.
He has also worked in traditional theatre, joining the Arcola Queer Collective and performing in a rare adaptation of Mae West’s controversial play The Drag at the Arcola Theatre, adapted and directed by Peter Darney.
He has worked and performed with artists and companies such as Miss Behave, Marisa Carnesky, Lara Clifton, Lisa Lee, Ursula Martinez, Mark Whitelaw, Lois Weaver, Timberlina, David Rosenberg, Fani Parali, Queens of the Underworld, The Invisible Circus, and London Warehouse Events. He was one of Tammy WhyNot’s WhyNets at the Wellcome Collection’s Institute of Sexology, and is a drag family member of Dickie Beau’s House of Strange Loops.