Olwen Davies Performance Maker, Actor and Writer

Olwen Davies



Olwen Davies is an emerging performance maker, artist, writer and actor. Olwen collaborates with performance companies and artists along side making solo work. Olwen acts in external theatre and film productions.

Olwen is co-founder of the performance company Southpaw Junction, and has devised and performed original work since 2009, presenting at the Hatch festival in both Nottingham and Leicester and the IUTA 8th world Congress. With an interest in the repossession of cultural images on screen, comedy and the uses of recorded and live moments in performance, Olwen creates work that explores the audience’s relationship with the screen and with each other.

Olwen graduated from De Montfort University with a Drama Studies degree in 2010 and completed her MA in Drama in 2012. In 2011, Fridge Logic Olwen’s first solo performance was shown at the Circuit Festival and the Hatch:Fresh festival. Since then she has shown the work in Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham. The Hatch festival provided Olwen with an artist residency at the Broadway in Nottingham. Here she worked on her performance Inside Neverhood and presented a work in progress of the project in November 2012.

Following a mentorship with performance company Zoo Indigo, Olwen continues to work with the company in the devising of their performance Blueprint. Olwen also collaborates with the Artist Ollie Smith on his project Cat in Hell. Hive Films cast Olwen in 43 Pounds, a feature film due to be released in 2013. Olwen also can been seen in Zenith Film’s Episode, a short film featured at the Raindance film festival in 2012.


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