Jon-Luke Goodman MA Drama Directing

Jon-Luke Goodman

MA Drama Directing


Jon-Luke is a Midlands and South West based Writer and Director who champions stories that focus on family dynamics and hope. Working across theatre and film, his work investigates modern living seeking to find an aesthetically bold form for each unique story. Authenticity is at the core of his work, grounding stories in characters that feel reflective of the here and now. He is drawn to bold reimaginings of classic texts, rousing new writing and exploring interdisciplinary approaches to storytelling.

As a creative with chronic health conditions and being from a working-class background with care responsibilities, Jon-Luke places great value in the importance of empathy, kindness and connection within his work.

During his Masters at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Jon-Luke has directed Jez Butterworth’s The River, assisted on a production of Twelfth Night and directed a collaboratively written piece for The BOVTS New Writing Festival at Bristol Old Vic. 

Outside of BOVTS, Jon-Luke has directed Gristle, a scintillating exploration into the perception of ‘fatness’ in society and male body image, The Glass Wall, a poignant dive into the realm of online dating and authenticity and The Arden of Faversham, a darkly comedic Jacobean romp.

As a student, the most important aspect of a course is putting into practice what you've been learning, and we do that constantly. I cannot recommend BOVTS enough - my showreel has never looked better! April Storm Perry, MA Screen Acting Student