Howl Yuan (原承伯) is a Taiwanese, Bristol-based performance maker, writer, curator, researcher and alternative podcast host. He holds a Master’s degree in performance (theatre) from University of Chichester, and is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Exeter. His practices focus on cultural identity, mobility, migration, sites and places. His works and projects have been presented in numerous venues and festivals across Taiwan and the UK, such as Camden People’s Theatre, The Wardrobe Theatre, Marlborough Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, Spill Festival, Migration Matters Festival, and Chinese Arts Now Festival in the UK; and The Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre, The Pier-2 Art Centre, Acid House, Taipei Contemporary Art Centre, and Taroko Arts Residency Project in Taiwan.
Howl also curates and initiates different projects. One of them is Artists Home Swap, a performance arts exchange program between Taiwan and the UK. AHS highlights crossing cultural values in artistic influence to communities; and aims to open up the intercultural dialogues by artists and artworks. In addition, he is the guest curator in Migration Matters Festival 2020-2021.
Howl’s writing appears on Performing Arts Forum (Macao), LAC studio (China), and Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Australia). He is also one of the core members and host for the performing arts podcast Ming Strike.
Click through to read about Howl’s reading session: Time reflection: What have you read in the lockdown?