Jowan is an actor and writer from Penzance. He feels lucky to live and work in Cornwall as he loves the sea and the unique and wonderful theatre scene.
He has just played Jingles in Coppice Theatre’s Jack’s Frosty Stories 4: Adventures around the world. It was his first time working with Coppice and he loved it.
His other work as an actor has included playing Hugo Leigh in Mark Jenkin’s BAFTA winning film ‘BAIT,’ and working with companies like WildWorks, Scary Little Girls and The Minack. He is also part of the traveling storytelling troupe, The Story Republic, whose songs, stories and poems are deeply rooted in Cornish culture and identity.
As a writer Jowan started out as a performance poet, writing personal and political pieces that he performed at festivals and venues like The Great Estate and SproutSpoken. His recent work has included, ‘The Thirteen Joliff’s’ a short film by KEAP, as well as poetry and stories for WildWorks, The Little Story Seekers and Coppice. He is currently taking The National Theatre’s scriptwriting for young people course and is working on ‘Floren,’ his first play. He is also developing an interactive poetry show called Seagull Soup that he trialled on Zoom as part of The Command Fringe Festival. The show shares his work whilst getting people to write raw, honest and personal poetry.
He is looking forward to more exciting work with Coppice in the future.