Off-Broadway World Premiere of Ife Olujobi's Jordans Extends at The Public Theater | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Off-Broadway World Premiere of Ife Olujobi's Jordans Extends at The Public Theater

Plus, get a first look at rehearsal photos from the production.

Naomi Lorrain Joan Marcus

Before beginning performances April 11, the world premiere of Ife Olujobi's Jordans has extended by one week at The Public Theater Off-Broadway. Opening night is set for April 24, and performances will now continue through May 12 at the company's LuEsther Hall. Whitney White directs. 

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

Check out photos of the company in rehearsals in the gallery below. 

Photos: Jordans Rehearsals at The Public Theater

The piece 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 production 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 is serving as dramaturg, with Rachel Denise April as production stage manager and Eloia Peterson as stage manager.


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