Jan is a native South African theatre maker and dramatist. He has worked extensively in the entertainment industry since 2009 earning him a number of years of hands-on, practical experience ranging from set and lighting design, to acting and producing, but with a significant emphasis on directing and writing. This experience has also placed him at the head of the classroom, training secondary and tertiary level students the fundamentals of theatre. His expertise brought him to stages all across South Africa portraying roles in local and international classics and contemporary pieces. His work has also been awarded a number of times, most recently with the Best Upcoming Talent award for his role in Lungs in 2016 and The Award for Best Debut Production for Sarah in 2017, which Jan wrote. Before leaving for Hong Kong, Jan specialized in the creation of educational theatre aimed at teaching primary school children poetry, prose and communication skills through the medium of theatre. He now calls Hong Kong home and hopes to impart some of his experience to a younger generation of theatre lovers.

- Noel Coward

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