2019 is just getting started, but it’s also March I guess, and what is time??? I couldn’t be more excited for what’s ahead! I launched this website and journal 2 years ago, really using this space mostly as an archive of my work. But in that time my artist practice, my business practice and my identity as an artist have really shifted. My first post was a brief introduction to me, but I’ve grown a lot in the last few years and as such, a reintroduction is due.

WHO I AM

Anna Jordan. she/her/hers. I am an actor specializing in contemporary works, movement, Shakespeare, puppetry and theatre for young audiences. I also am a teaching artist and aspiring director. I’m always looking to grow in my craft and learn from my collaborators, and have been extremely lucky to work professionally in my home-base-town of Omaha, Nebraska.

WHERE I’VE BEEN

See my About section and first journal post for more info on my background, and check out my News section for info about my recent projects—but since last we spoke, I took part in an 8 week seminar called Artist INC where I set short and long term goals for myself in my business and artist practices, and realized I am ready for things that I didn’t feel like I could ever do before. I think this experience in particular has jump-started my motivation to tackle my goals head on and embrace challenges.

The last few years have been life changing, with amazing opportunities for growth and learning, and some very real struggles. My biggest takeaway—a new mindset of how I deal with conflict and obstacles, newfound motivation to take myself far out of my comfort zone, and further self reflection and a healthy critique of myself—as an artist and human. I’m starting to find my voice and my place in the world.

WHERE I’M GOING

I know what I want my next 5-10 years to look like, vaguely, and I am excited to work towards that. 

I just finished the run of I and You at the BLUEBARN Theatre—which was fulfilling and challenging and an extraordinary experience, and up next I’ve got Winnie the Pooh at The Rose, and The Strangemen Theatre Company’s The Woodsman at the BLUEBARN. I hope to see you there!

Photo by Zach Storz.