A Senior Lecturer in Acting at the University of Northampton, Theatre Director and Creative Practitioner based in North London, Owain is a graduate of the MA Actor Training and Coaching programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a former professional actor. He received his initial actor training from the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.
Owain has 20 years of experience as a performer, director, acting coach and educator. His teaching practice is influenced by Stanislavski, Hagen and Meisner and nurtures the need for actors to be both impulsive and disciplined; best described as ‘freedom within a framework’. Most recent production credits include: A Modest Little Man at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, The Count of Monte Cristo (for which he also wrote the adaptation) at the Little Wood Theatre, Water, Water at the Park Theatre (Script Accelerator programme), brand new musical (for which he also co-wrote the book), Musical of the Year at the LOST Theatre, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Little Wood Theatre, Misterman by Enda Walsh at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and Silence by Moira Buffini at The Bull in Barnet.
A graduate from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s Actor Training and Coaching MA, and the University of East London’s Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Post Compulsory Education and Training. He also holds a fellowship of Higher Education Award.
Owain is primarily a practices researcher. Utilising phenomenological reflections and qualitative data within the actor training he delivers, to research and develop his body of work in the field of performance arts.