JASON GWEN, 29, born in Viet Nam and grew up in the Netherlands and Canada. He acts in English, Dutch, Vietnamese and occasionally in basic German. After studying the actor’s program at the Vancouver Youth Theatre (Vancouver, CA) and the dancer/maker program at the Arnhem institute of the arts (Arnhem, NL), he is now in his eight season as an actor, producer and director, when creating personal work, under the foundation of ARNHEMS Work.
As an actor he is continuously in search of new performing realities. From performing over a live video connection in Guilty Landscapes of DRIES VERHOEVEN, to standing on Utrecht Central Station for 3 months straight in SANDER BREURE & WITTE VAN HULZEN’s How can we know the Dancer from the Dance?, and living and touring in a moving train in Heimweh nach Hong Kong of DAS LETZTE KLEINOD.
In film he has worked with directors like Hanro Smitsman, Erwin van den Eshof, Jon Karthaus, Dennis Overeem and Marco Grandia. And on TV he was seen in series like Villa Achterwerk, Spangas and Het Mysterie Van.
Other works included T.R.A.S.H, United Cowboys, Scapino Ballet & Ellen ten Damme, Gotra Ballet, So You Think You Can Dance, Laurent Flament, Theatergroep DOX, Jonas Staal & Vincent van Gerven Oei and Nicoline van Harskamp.
THE UPCOMING SEASON he will be a part of the international shorts FALSE HOPE (Thor Braun), FIRST STEP TO INDEPENDENCE (Niels de Vries), and the new thriller feature CLOTHED FEMALE NAKED MALE (JW Breure) and will DEBUT with his music this summer -PEOPLE OF THE FUTURE on July 29 House of Vineyard Stage/Milkshake Festival and July 30 Milkshake Live/Paradiso, in Amsterdam. CUM! Xx