Off-Broadway's Jordans Gets 2nd Extension | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Off-Broadway's Jordans Gets 2nd Extension

The world premiere from Ife Olujobi opened April 24.

Toby Onwumere and Naomi Lorrain in Jordans Joan Marcus

Ife Olujobi's Jordans is getting a second extension to its world premiere run at The Public Theater, where the work will now remain through May 19 at the company's LuEsther Hall. The production began previews April 11 and officially opened April 24—read the reviews hereWhitney White is at the helm.

The new play takes place at an overwhelmingly white workplace that hires a new employee to improve the company's image and so-called "culture." Olujobi, who makes their Off-Broadway debut with the production, began work on the play while part of the Public's 2018-2019 Emerging Writers Group.

The cast includes Brontë England-Nelson as Emma, Naomi Lorrain as Jordan, Brian Muller as Fletcher, Toby Onwumere as 1.Jordan, Matthew Russell as Tyler, Ryan Spahn as Ryan, Meg Steedle as Maggie, and Kate Walsh as Hailey. Rounding out the company are understudies Britt Faulkner, Quinn M. Johnson, Devin Kessler, and Kai Tshikosi.

The production also features scenic design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Qween Jean, lighting design by Cha See, sound design by Fan Zhang, hair and wig design by Nikiya Mathis, special effects design by Lillis Meeh, prop management by Claire M. Kavanah, intimacy direction by Kelsey Rainwater, and fight direction by UnkleDave's Fight House.

Nissy Aya serves as dramaturg, with Rachel Denise April as production stage manager and Eloia Peterson as stage manager.


Photos: Jordans at The Public

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