JORDAN STOVALL (they/them) is a playwright, arts administrator, and drag artist. They currently serve as the Regional Programs Manager at the Dramatists Guild of America.
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 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 their 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.
Dramatists Guild Committee Work: Regional Affairs, Devised Theatre, Festival & Contest Submissions Guidelines.
Stun Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference (2018) Finalist, 21st Century Voices at American Stage (Florida, 2017) Development History RESIDENCY: Barn Arts Collective (Maine, 2017) READINGS: The Cockpit Theatre (New Stuff Program; London, 2018), The Dramatists Guild of America (New York, 2017), Subcentral at Iberian Rooster (Florida, 2017) The Shades Development History READINGS: The Dramatists Guild of America (New York, with assistance by New York Deaf Theatre, 2016) Corpus Finalist, 21st Century Voices at American Stage (Florida, 2016) PRODUCTIONS: Midtown International Theatre Festival (New York, 2016) Development History READINGS: Manhattan Reading Competition (New York, 2016), University of Tampa (Florida, 2011)