Jordan Stovall

Jordan Stovall

JORDAN STOVALL (they/them) is a playwright, arts administrator, and drag artist. They currently serve as the Manager of the Regional Rep and Ambassador Programs at the Dramatists Guild of America, the foremost organization of its kind advocating for the authors of new dramatic works across the nation.

As a playwright/writer, they most recently completed studies for an M.F.A. in Writing for the...
JORDAN STOVALL (they/them) is a playwright, arts administrator, and drag artist. They currently serve as the Manager of the Regional Rep and Ambassador Programs at the Dramatists Guild of America, the foremost organization of its kind advocating for the authors of new dramatic works across the nation.

As a playwright/writer, they most recently completed studies for an M.F.A. in Writing for the Stage and Broadcast Media at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London, UK, expected graduation December 2019. Prior to that, they have had the opportunity of studying with Tina Howe, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Michele Lowe, Gary Garrison, and Stefanie Zadravec at the Dramatists Guild Institute, where they also previously served as Executive Administrator on the founding administration. Their newest play, Stun, was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neil Playwrights Festival 2018, received its first reading at The Dramatists Guild in New York City, a second reading in his hometown, St. Petersburg, FL, and a third as part of the "New Stuff" program at The Cockpit Theatre in London, UK in April 2018. They were a resident of the Hamilton Project IX at the Barn Arts Collective. Their play, Corpus, premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (NY) following a public reading at the Manhattan Reading Competition.

As a drag artist (Wanda Whatever), they perform regularly in London and beyond. They host a regular club night called FUSSY, and BOULANGERIE: A Queer Variety Show, giving platform to queer artists of all gender expressions, identities, and forms of artistic expression. They performed in Bushwig NYC 2019 and Bushwig Berlin 2019. They were a finalist in The Gold Rush Season 1, going on to win the special Christmas Edition hosted in December 2018 at The Glory. They have performed at the Sink the Pink Street Party, Top Shop Oxford Street, Concrete Shoreditch, Outside Pride, The Karaoke Hole, Cybil's House, Bar Wotever, The Glory, VFD, and more.

As a performer with a background in musical theatre, favorite roles include Princeton/Rod (Avenue Q, GA), Master Harold (Master Harold... and the boys, FL), and Leaf Coneybear (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, GA). They have appeared in cabarets at The Duplex (NY), New World Stages (NY), The West End (NY), and more.

B.A. in Theatre (Performing Arts) from University of Tampa, 2011.

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...
    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.