Our People

Jon Barton


Jon was one of the writers of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays, and also appeared at the Old Vic New Voices Festival. In 2013, Jon was selected for the Kudos/Bush Theatre Writers’ Scheme and recently developed his first feature film with the BFI and Creative England. Jon is a writer who has been a victim of funding cuts. Whilst his plays have previously been optioned for production by several theatres, they are yet to be produced for lack of finances and the general risk of producing new plays. Jon’s play tells the story of a Liberian woman and her relationship with a nurse during the 2014 Ebola Outbreak, detailing the fallout and the recovery of their relationship during this time, with a focus on the future for both women now that the crisis is over.