Jonny Cotsen was born in Cardiff, Wales. Jonny is a qualified graphic designer and teacher but has left his professional career to develop himself as a performance artist, facilitator and consultant for inclusion in the arts. Jonny developed and wrote the Arts Council Wales Toolkit for venues and theatre companies, which provides a guidance on how to improve access for D/deaf, deafened and heard of hearing audiences in Wales. Jonny also runs inclusive drama workshops and is a Deaf Equality trainer for people with and without disabilities, and is a trustee for Disability Arts Cymru. Jonny is currently an artist residence with Pervasive Media Studio based at the Watershed, Bristol working on a new immersive theatre piece which is designed for social change. He does public speaking and enjoys being on panel discussions on access provision in the arts with Unlimited Connects and at other events. He completed a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with ‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’, produced and directed by Mr and Mrs Clark and will be touring* across the UK and Europe in 2020/21. [* currently cancelled because of COVID-19]. His other performing credits include: ‘English' (Quarantine and National Theatre Wales), ‘Ways Of Being Together’ (Jo Fong), Cardiff: City Road Stories (Sherman Theatre).