Portrait: Damien Frost
JORDAN STOVALL/WANDA WHATEVER (they/them) is a playwright, arts administrator, queer events producer, and drag artist based in London, UK. They presently serve as the Regional Programs Manager for the Dramatists Guild, where they have worked for the last six years. Their plays have been shortlisted and selected as Finalists for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Festival and Relentless Award, among others. They have studied playwriting and have received artistic mentoring from the likes of Tina Howe, Tanika Gupta, Ola Animashawun, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Michele Lowe, Stefanie Zadravec, Gary Garrison, and more. Stun premiered at The Cockpit Theatre in London, UK after several developmental public showcases in the US and UK; corpus premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (NY) following its showing at the Manhattan Reading Competition; Aviary premiered at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after a showing as part of LGBTQ+ Tiny Shows at Omnibus Theatre. Resident of the Hamilton Project IX at the Barn Arts Collective. As a drag artist, they are the founder and executive producer of Time Out London Award-Nominated “Boulangerie: A Queer Variety Show,” and FUSSY, a bi-monthly ongoing party and series of queer community gatherings/arts-focused events at Dalston Superstore (formerly in residence at The Yard Theater, Hackney Wick). They can be seen on upcoming miniseries “Pistol” on FX directed by Danny Boyle, and “Meet the Richardsons” (BBC Studios). They have performed in Bushwig NYC and Bushwig Berlin festivals, Sink the Pink, were a finalist in Season 1 and winner of the Christmas edition of drag competition The Gold Rush at The Glory, regularly perform in multiple venues across London (Dalston Superstore, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, The White Swan, etc.), as well as New York venues such as The Rosemont, Hardware, Club Cumming, Metropolitan, The Duplex, The West End (UWS), and more. MFA Writing in the Stage and Broadcast Media, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2019; London, UK), BA Theatre/Performing Arts, University of Tampa (2011; Tampa, FL). Program Manager for the New Visions Fellowship. Founding Co-Administrator for End of Play, National Playwriting Month. Founding Executive Administrator, Dramatists Guild Institute. Dramatists Guild Committees: Regional Affairs, Best Practices, Festival and Contest Submissions Guidelines, Devised Theatre.