Jordan Stovall

Jordan Stovall

JORDAN STOVALL is the current Manager of Creative Affairs at The Dramatists Guild of America. He will be pursuing an MFA in Writing for the Stage & Broadcast Media at Royal Central School for Speech & Drama in London, Class of 2019 starting Fall 2017. His first play, Corpus, was produced in the Manhattan Reading Competition (part of the Venus Adonis Festival), the Midtown International Theatre...
JORDAN STOVALL is the current Manager of Creative Affairs at The Dramatists Guild of America. He will be pursuing an MFA in Writing for the Stage & Broadcast Media at Royal Central School for Speech & Drama in London, Class of 2019 starting Fall 2017. His first play, Corpus, was produced in the Manhattan Reading Competition (part of the Venus Adonis Festival), the Midtown International Theatre Festival in March, 2016, and is a finalist for American Stage's new play development program. He is the co-founder of the Writers Work (www.writerswork.org) Dramatic Writing Group, which provides emerging playwrights a platform to exhibit and experiment with excerpts of new work. The group has their first public reading at the Jefferson Market NYPL on August 6th & 13th. He is currently developing two new plays, titled Hash House and STUN. Outside of playwriting, he completed the sketch comedy & improv core curriculums at Upright Citizen's Brigade, holds a BA in Performing Arts from the University of Tampa, was previously educated at Marymount Manhattan College and can be seen performing around the city and in regional theatres. Recent shows include Higher Colors: A Night with Stevie & Cyndi at The Duplex Theatre, The Food Chain at The PIT Loft, The Rocky Horror Show, Avenue Q, Master Harold... And the Boys, Eurydice, and more. Website: www.jordanstovall.com

Plays

  • Stun
    Inspired by iconic works examining gay culture such as The Velvet Rage and Paris is Burning, Stun follows four drag queens – Charmaine, Honey Pot, Misty Tension, and Chastity, all of the house D. Luxe – as they navigate the polarizing labyrinth of family, approval, and self-actualization.
  • The Shades
    Old friends sit around a bonfire in the backyard they spent many of their formative years in together making shadow puppets, talking about dead pop singers, and nostalgically catching up with pre-loaded knowledge from social media. As the night unfolds, the question arises: how great have the rifts between them become, and can they ever get back to the closeness they once had? (Note: The actor playing Ren...
    Old friends sit around a bonfire in the backyard they spent many of their formative years in together making shadow puppets, talking about dead pop singers, and nostalgically catching up with pre-loaded knowledge from social media. As the night unfolds, the question arises: how great have the rifts between them become, and can they ever get back to the closeness they once had? (Note: The actor playing Ren should be fluent in ASL, and the actor playing Keith should identify as a deaf actor)
  • Corpus
    ​“The city air in February is thick with loneliness, I’ll tell you something.” In a run down New York health spa, Renata, a brash fifty year old Serbian widow, finds an unusual kinship with Matthew, a twenty something who believes he’s being visited by a dead lover. Their contrasting battles with loss shed light on the human condition of grief as they battle ghosts from their past to find freedom.
  • Straw Bear
    Ten Minute Play: In the small town of Whittlesey, England, a mother, daughter, and son prepare for the Straw Bear festival after the daughter (Isla, late teens) is chosen to be the Straw Bear for the year.
  • The Butterfly & The Astronaut
    Ten Minute Play: A bus stop sometime before sunrise in Long Island, NY. Summer. A young ballet dancer, an overweight nurse, and a transgender high wire artist anxiously await a bus that doesn't seem to be coming.
  • Huron
    Ten-Minute Play: Ezra (37) visits his childhood home in Oakland County, Detroit to help his mother, Chava (64), take pictures of her two-story lake house which has gone into foreclosure. Chava clings on to the house's history, memories of her late husband, and makes it clear that she won't go without a fight.