Jon works as a freelance playwright and theatre director.

He trained at Exeter University.


Recent directing credits include: ‘Kilminorth:Assemble’ for Play It Again Theatre, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ for UnTamed Theatre, ‘A Christmas Carol’ for Plymouth City Council and ‘Attempts On Her Life’ for Barbican Theatre Company B.


Jon also directed the puppet show ‘The Weeping Tree’ for Jo Hruby Arts which was performed at the Little Angel Theatre in London.

Some recent writing credits include ‘RopeWalks’ for Plymouth Museum, ‘Why Would You?’ for DCON/Plymouth Universities and ‘The Door’ for Dreadnought.


"I first became involved with Broken Puppet through the Barbican Theatre. I have previously worked with their Creative Director Clare, and was really drawn to both the style (puppetry) and content (invisible illness awareness) of the project. I was keen to get involved, firstly supporting the writing and development of the shows. 

My role in the company grew as I became dramaturg, as well as supporting the writing /storytelling and physical creation of the shows. I will be directing ‘Ephelant’ and also working in multiple hats for ‘Broken:Live’! I will also hopefully get to do a little puppetry and performance too!

I’m looking forward to bringing the characters and stories to life and following their journeys from the page to the stage. Also - as has already happened - the chance to meet a wide range of extraordinary people all in the name of a good cause is very exciting."

Jon Nash


If Jon was a puppet, he would probably be...
"...A big cuddly monster of some kind, or something very clever made of paper that could fold into lots of different things"