John Owens


John is the Studio Principal for Charcoalblue's New York Studio, running the day to day operations and business development in liaison with the UK senior management team. In addition, John provides project management and consultancy on all aspects of theatre design, specialising in sound and communications systems.


After graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, studying Stage Management and Technical Theatre, John went on to teach as a visiting Tutor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the Sound Design and Engineering department. He was also a visiting Tutor at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in Sound System Design.


John has spent twenty-five years working in technical theatre, mainly as a production sound engineer and sound designer. 


He was the co-founder of Aura Sound Design Ltd (1998 – 2004), which specialised in offering sound design and consultancy services to theatres and producers all over the world.


Charcoalblue CV - John Owens