Anna Jordan


Anna Jordan



My art is storytelling in service to an audience.

I want to put pressure on social issues in classical and contemporary work, and aim to empower young people to use theatre and storytelling to learn empathy and self expression. In doing so, I am interested in creating spaces for work and characters outside of a binary, and to challenge societal expectations.

I strive to embrace the human condition while celebrating the unique and diverse identities of my collaborators and audience.


Photo by Chris Holtmeier for    Foton-Foto   . Courtesy of Nebraska Shakespeare.

Photo by Chris Holtmeier for Foton-Foto. Courtesy of Nebraska Shakespeare.

All’s Well That Ends Well

JUNE 20-23, JULY 5 & 7, 2019
Shakespeare On The Green is a three-week celebration of Shakespeare that includes two plays that run in repertory, nightly forums, and activities for all ages. Performances have earned national recognition for consistently high-quality productions set in beautiful Young park and performed for enthusiastic audiences.

Juno’s Swans, Nebraska Shakespeare’s all-female performance program, will dive into a world of mistruths, betrayal, and deceit, born of one woman’s obsessive love. This production will explore Shakespeare’s characters and text through the feminine experience and perspective, posing the question “Is All Well That Ends Well?”

Directed by Sarah Brown, Scenic Design by Erik Diaz, Costume Design by Jenny Pool, Lighting Design by David Krupla, Sound Design by Bill Kirby, Properties Master Carrie Velez, Assistant Directed by Ezra Colón.


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Strangemen Theatre Company’s The Woodsman

MAY 16 – JUNE 16, 2019 

2016 Obie Award Winner

Based on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman tells the origin story of the Tin Man from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This hauntingly beautiful love story is told through original music, physical storytelling, and innovative puppetry. Members of Strangemen Theatre Company re-create their Obie Award-winning experience with an ensemble of Omaha professionals. Follow ‘Nick Chopper’ on a magical adventure filled with dangers and wonders that are breathtaking to behold.

Featuring: Matt Olsen, Anna Jordan, Stephanie Jacobson, Barry Carman, Be Louis, Caulene Hudson, Moira Mangiameli, Michael Burns, and Beau Fisher.

Directed by Claire Karpen and James Ortiz, with Movement Director Will Gallacher and Puppet Master Amanda A. Lederer, Set and Puppet design by James Ortiz, Lighting design by Jamie Roderick, Costume Design by Jennifer Pool, Scenic Painting by Craig Lee, Stage Management by Meghan Boucher, and Strangemen Company Management by Amanda A. Lederer.