William Joys (b.1989) is an actress based in London. Through channelling characters he arouses suspicion around theatre’s, and the arts in general, claim for authenticity in favour of ‘artificial’ construction. 

Recent shows:

Masterclass, Hubris, Civic Room and Glasgow International, 2021

William Joys: A one man show at Kunsthalle Muenster, Germany (in the context of Christiane Blattmann’s Un-break my Walls)  and Kunstraum London, 2019

Whitest Walls In Town at the Glasgow School of Art, 2018 


Selected Performances/exhibitions:

Jack on the track, Hi ventilation 20 Jahre Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, DE (2019)

Performance Club TV, Raven Row, London (2019)

You do you with Thank You Very Much, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2018)

The Great David Dale Dionysia, David Dale gallery, Glasgow (2018)

A Prototype Court Room, as part of Villa Design Group*, we call it Ludwig, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016) 

Tragedy Machine, as part of Villa Design Group MIT List centre, Cambridge, MA (2016)

The Bernard Natan Centre for the Arts, as part of Villa design group, MUMOK, Vienna (2015). 


*Villa Design Group was founded in 2011, its members are Than Hussein Clark, James Connick and William Joys