Jordan Ramirez Puckett

Jordan Ramirez Puckett

Jordan Ramirez Puckett is a Chicana playwright and lighting designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She often writes about being caught between two identities and our intrinsic desire for human connection, no matter how brief. She most recently participated in the 2018-2019 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series. Her work has also been produced and/or developed by 2Cents Theatre Group (Los Angeles, CA),...
Jordan Ramirez Puckett is a Chicana playwright and lighting designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She often writes about being caught between two identities and our intrinsic desire for human connection, no matter how brief. She most recently participated in the 2018-2019 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series. Her work has also been produced and/or developed by 2Cents Theatre Group (Los Angeles, CA), Abingdon Theatre Company (New York, NY), Custom Made Theatre Co. (San Francisco, CA), Goodman Theatre (Chicago, IL), Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre Company (New York, NY), Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, National Winter Playwrights Retreat (Creede, CO), Playwrights Center of San Francisco, San Francisco Playhouse, among others. Her plays include To Saints and Stars, A Driving Beat, Las Pajaritas, Restore, and Inevitable. She has designed lights for the world premiere productions of Bauer by Lauren Gunderson, 77% by Rinne Groff, and 1 2 3 by Lila Rose Kaplan, among others. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the former Associate Artistic Director at San Francisco Playhouse. She is currently pursuing her MFA in playwriting at Ohio University. Website: www.jordanramirezpuckett.com

Plays

  • To Saints and Stars
    To Saints and Stars is a full-length play about the intersection between science and faith. It follows the lifelong friendship of Sofía, a NASA astronaut, and Zoe, the wife of a Greek Orthodox priest. Sofia and Zoe have been friends since they were children and not a day has passed where they have seen or spoken to each other. Their lives and friendship are changed forever when Zoe becomes pregnant with her...
    To Saints and Stars is a full-length play about the intersection between science and faith. It follows the lifelong friendship of Sofía, a NASA astronaut, and Zoe, the wife of a Greek Orthodox priest. Sofia and Zoe have been friends since they were children and not a day has passed where they have seen or spoken to each other. Their lives and friendship are changed forever when Zoe becomes pregnant with her first child and Sofía is chosen for the first manned Mission to Mars. As the day of Sofia’s departure to Mars and Zoe’s due date approaches, their relationship becomes more strained as each woman is forced to re-evaluate what they each have prioritized in their own life and the indelible impact that they have made on each other.
  • A Driving Beat
    2,000 miles, a cross-country car ride
    adopted son and mother travel side by side
    white woman, brown son in the same space
    9 states to the hospital, the teen’s birthplace
    4 days, if all goes according to plan
    5 nights, of doing all that they can
    to find his birth mom, identity, or home
    but by the end of their journey
    will any answers be known?
  • Las Pajaritas (formerly titled Pajarita)
    Lita, Anita, and Taylor are three generations of Chicana women who live in the same apartment together. And as much as they can fight about everything from religion to dating, there isn’t anything that one wouldn’t do for another. But there will always be a division in their relationship because Lita’s and Anita’s brown skin and Taylor’s white skin have affected how they are each able to move throughout the...
    Lita, Anita, and Taylor are three generations of Chicana women who live in the same apartment together. And as much as they can fight about everything from religion to dating, there isn’t anything that one wouldn’t do for another. But there will always be a division in their relationship because Lita’s and Anita’s brown skin and Taylor’s white skin have affected how they are each able to move throughout the world. And when Taylor returns from her first year at college, she finds that something has shifted in her childhood home. Lita goes missing for days on end with flimsy excuses for her absence. Anita and Lita whisper in the middle of the night about a secret that must be kept from Taylor at all costs. And the truth is a far too common example how America’s poorest populations are being exploited around the country.
  • Restore
    What happens when young raw passion goes terribly wrong? Five characters grapple with how to find justice in the aftermath of an unthinkable event.
  • Inevitable
    What would you do if you could stop time? In Evelyn’s desperate attempt to make sense of her life she grasps at the impossible: halting the inevitable ticking clock. But the cost of this seeming impossibility may be destroying the family she has worked a lifetime to create. Fantasy and memory collide in this family drama that examines questions central to the human experience. What does it mean to die? And when...
    What would you do if you could stop time? In Evelyn’s desperate attempt to make sense of her life she grasps at the impossible: halting the inevitable ticking clock. But the cost of this seeming impossibility may be destroying the family she has worked a lifetime to create. Fantasy and memory collide in this family drama that examines questions central to the human experience. What does it mean to die? And when you do, what is the legacy that you want to leave behind?