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 has completed a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with ‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ (which will be performed in The Hague in collaboration with STET). His other performing credits include: ‘English’ (Quarantine and National Theatre Wales), ‘Ways Of Being Together’ (Jo Fong), Cardiff: City Road Stories (Sherman Theatre).