John Wilson

John Wilson has a short story, The Dice Players, in What Meets the Eye? The Deaf Perspective.

John Wilson was born deaf. He is a freelance consultant working in the field of Deaf Arts and British Sign Language, with a wide range of experience as a deaf arts practitioner, a theatre and television actor, a creative signer, and a director of numerous productions ranging from devised performances to BSL translations of Shakespeare. His work as a sign poet and performer has been well received, and John has been part of several projects both in the UK and internationally to promote creative sign through the medium of BSL. John works with several major museums and galleries across the UK, including the Tate Galleries, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. He leads BSL tours at London Zoo and works as an accredited BSL guide at Hampton Court Palace and Highgate Cemetery. Since 2017 he has been curator of a programme of BSL tours at the Royal Academy of Arts –the first profoundly deaf person to hold such a role. Likewise in 2020 he was the first profoundly deaf person appointed as External Examiner by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. John is a Trustee of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust which makes films and TV for the deaf community in BSL.