2022 Fellow

Doriette Jordan (She / Her)

Actress, Playwright, and Director

Meet Doriette Jordan

Doriette Jordan is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and is no stranger to The Union for Contemporary Art. Doriette has made her debut as Production Assistant for Kumbaya: A Juneteenth Story by Rose McGhee. Doriette has been essential to stage productions such as: Stage Manager for The Divine Order of Becoming by Carla Stillwell, and The Journey, A Story of Aaron Douglas by Peggy Jones. Doriette has had the opportunity to Assistant Direct Tell Martha Not to Moan by Clinnesha D. Sibley and Ain’t Mis Behavin at The Omaha Community Playhouse. During the pandemic, she participated in Play Zoomers, an online Theater Company in When I Leave This Place Behind by Thomas W. Stevens.

Doriette most recently made her debut at the Omaha Community Playhouse as “Church Lady Doris” in The Color Purple. Doriette has been cast in lead roles such as “Chelle” in Domonique Morriseau’s play, Detroit 67, Shout I and Shout II, a Salem Baptist Church production, Just Jan Productions’ Sistah Girl, Carole Terrell’s All I Want for Christmas as well as ensemble member in Once on This Island at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and many others. In addition, Doriette has been cast for the reading of The Bystander by Kim Whiteside, The Seeds of Everything, The Cream of Darktown’s Night Life, Three - Strand Twist, Spunk by Zora Hurston, Even Flowers Bloom in Hell by Franky D. Gonzalez, Cave Canem by Emmanuel Leadon, It Starts With Me, and as a peer educator for the Douglas County Health Department’s REACH OUT, H.E.A.R.T AND T.E.A.M health education.

Doriette was elected as a Omaha Community Playhouse Director Fellow in 2021 and was a cohort for Great Plains Theater Commons First First Draft. Currently, Doriette serves on the Board of Anastasis Theatre Company and has taken on the role of Co-writer for an upcoming documentary. Additionally, she recently served as a volunteer at the House of Afros Capes and Curls as a guest reader. Doriette is the founder of #Vent It Out! 501c(3) and is a recent playwright #Vent It Out! An Empty Chair Experience.

"Love is the why you can’t live without. " -Doriette Jordan

Portrait of Doriette Jordan

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