Bethan trained as an actress at Webber Douglas Academy before discovering her life as a writer. She also travelled and volunteered abroad before realising that she could combine her need to work with unheard communities with her writing. She is driven to write by people’s stories- their journeys, their experiences and their way of surviving in the world. Her process involves working very closely with unheard groups on the fringes of our society to create productions where their voices are heard loudly, honestly and creatively. Her proudest works are the site-specific interactive theatre productions she created by collaborating with the LGBT community of Swansea (“A Queer Christmas”, Mess Up The Mess) and residents of a council estate in North Wales (“C’laen ta!” Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru) and her verbatim musical “Nurses” (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru). She loves to test boundaries and is a bit of an adrenaline junkie which probably explains why she’s had a fair few “firsts” in her career.
She created the first Welsh language online drama (for BBC).
She wrote the first Welsh language verbatim play (for Sherman Theatr and Theatr Gen).
She wrote the first musical verbatim to come out of Wales (for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru).
Bethan is originally from North Wales, writes in both Welsh and English and lives with her wife and two young children.