JORDAN

Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, I am a storyteller to my core, fond of harrowing tales that challenge the status quo, provoke uncomfortable discourse, and convey the human condition through an unexpected lens. 

 

While earning my BFA in Acting at Marymount Manhattan College, my authentic sense of artistry was truly lit aflame, inspired by the legacies of titans such as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Brecht, Shaw, Molière and Aphra Behn; as well as those of American origin, like Suzan-Lori Parks, Lynne Nottage and August Wilson – almost all of whom I’d never heard of prior to attending college.   

 

Upon my graduation, I’ve continued my work as a thespian, performing professionally all across the country – directing when I can. Moreover, having lived and worked in Manhattan for eight vigorous years, equitable diversity is one of my core tenets, and will be at the forefront of my work going forward.     

 

Due to the global pandemic, I have moved back home to Syracuse. While I’m here, it is my hope to serve and better my community, engaging artists and audiences that have otherwise been ignored. 

 

The fun stuff: I am Greek, English, Irish, Welsh, and French – but I was raised and baptized Greek, and am connected to that heritage. A lover of the abstract, I’m an ENTP Gryffindor whose favorite color is crimson; Storm has always been my favorite superhero (whose powers I would love); and my sun, moon, and Mercury can all be found in Leo.

 

Current musical obsession: Fugitive Songs by Miller & Tysen

Current play obsession: An Octaroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Current book obsession: Jesus, Son of Man by Khalil Gibran

I am actively seeking representation as both an actor and author. 

Jordan Russell Westfall © 2020

Website designed by Lauren Sageer

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