Hywel John

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a British freelance creative writer, specialising in scripting, story, dialogue, character and general copy. I am a professional playwright, published in both the UK and USA, and my work has been staged in London, New York, Wales, Edinburgh, Helsinki, and Suffolk. I have written copy for documentary television, advertising and marketing. I love working with others, but I really love working with words. I look forward to hearing from you.


5 Years
Book Author
5 Years
5 Years


Arts & Humanities
17 Years
11 Years
15 Years


2 Years
Advertising, client side
5 Years
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Joneses Voiceover Agency (6-10), Dramatists Play Service USA (1-2), Nick Hern Books (1-2), SkyWorks Ltds (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Wales in London (10+), Lyncu Ltd (3-5), MahWaff Theatre Company (3-5), Hatching Dragons Ltd (1-2)

Other Work History

I have worked as a professional actor since 2004, working at the highest level in stage, screen and voiceover work. I have performed in London's West End, on Broadway, as well as throughout the world. A separate resume is available on request. I have also taught acting, drama, playwriting, creativity and literacy to ages 8-18. Beyond that, in my younger days, I did my fair share of all other sorts of rent-paying work... research, interning, bar work and manual labour etc.

Technical Skills




Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Mac OSX.


Mac Powerbook laptop, Zoom H5 Digital Microphone

Work Permits & Visas

Green Card (permanent resident)


Josh Halil Editor Skyworks Ltd T30 Tideway Yard 125 Mortlake High Street London SW14 8SN T: +44 20 8878 1177 / +44 7771 933 862 E: josh.halil@skyworks.co.uk


Best Show Award & Best New Play Award (Adelaide Festival 2006)


The Players Club NYC (Board of Directors).



My debut play, PIECES, published by Nick Hern Books (UK). Staged by Theatre Clwyd (UK), and 59E59 Theatres (Off Broadway NYC). "Terrific…makes Harold Pinter seem benign in comparison…this is a contemporary fairytale whose psychological surety will leave you in pieces." -Guardian (London)
The American published edition of my debut play, PIECES. USA premiere at 59E59 Theaters, Off-Broadway, in November 2010. "Spine-tingling…exquisitely nuanced…Hywel John's first play is a fascinating piece, always gripping, often very funny, beautifully paced." -The Stage (London)
My second play, ROSE. Published by Nick Hern Books (UK). Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival (2011), and subsequently at Svenska Teatern, Helsinki (2014). "Hywel John's subtle and compelling script… tremendous fun with this exuberant and idiosyncratic language... a gem." - LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Double-bill of two short plays, staged at The Last Refuge, the Bussey Building, London, 2012. JOE originally commissioned and performed at the Lyric Theater, Hammersmith, London, 2012. BOY commissioned by We Were Here Productions.


I formulated the original creative ideas for the branding and marketing for Hatching Dragons Ltd, a new bilingual English-Mandarin Nursery Education start-up. I created an ongoing creative narrative for the company, titled 'George and his Dragon', a playful twist on the traditional English myth.


Copywriting and branding for marketing and promotional material for the award-winning UK theatre company.
Initial branding and start-up copy for Lyncu, a new UK based online platform bringing local businesses to a global audience.
Writing regular voiceover scripts for this long running travel documentary series. Involves researching the program content and then writing a 30 minute script to the final edited content.


Short film, slated for production July 2015. Director: Angus Jackson.
A loving spoof of the now infamous viral 'First Kiss' film.