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JORDANS by Ife Olujobi | The Public Theater
LuEsther Hall April 11 - May 19, 2024 2 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission

World Premiere

By Ife Olujobi
Directed by Whitney White

A bitingly funny, wildly imaginative new play by The Public’s Emerging Writers Group alumnus Ife Olujobi, JORDANS is a piercing exploration of assimilation, racial capitalism, success, and survival. At an overwhelmingly white workplace where appearance is everything, a long-suffering receptionist finds herself in personal, professional, and psychic jeopardy when her ruthless boss hires a hip new employee in an effort to improve the company’s image and “culture.” Suddenly, the two young, Black social climbers are forced together and torn apart by their race, ambition, and otherworldly circumstances. JORDANS is a story of identity mistaken, power subverted, and rage unleashed. Don’t miss this bold new play directed by Obie Award winner Whitney White about what it takes to stay on top.

JORDANS contains sexually explicit content, nudity, vomit, violence, and blood. This production also uses herbal cigarettes, haze, and strobe lights. We encourage you to contact us ([email protected] or 212.967.7555) if you have questions about any production.


No tickets are available. Please be sure to check back on the website every day as tickets are frequently released throughout the run. Active Public Partners may be able to secure access. To donate & become a Public Partner, email [email protected].
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Tickets are $65*, and $70 May 14 and beyond
Public Supporter and Partner tickets are $45, and $50 May 14 and beyond.

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Accessible Performances
  • Open Caption performance Saturday, May 4, 1:30PM
  • Audio Description performance Sunday, May 5, 1:30PM
  • American Sign Language performance Saturday, May 11, 1:30PM
  • Mask Required performance Sunday, May 12, 1:30PM

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Content and Production Effect Warning

Production effects and content sensitivities vary from person to person, and we encourage you to contact us ([email protected] or 212.967.7555) if you have questions about any production. JORDANS contains sexually explicit content, nudity, vomit, violence, and blood. This production also uses herbal cigarettes, haze, and strobe lights.

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Brontë England-Nelson

Emma and others

BRONTË ENGLAND-NELSON Broadway credits include The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (James Earl Jones Theatre), Three Tall Women (understudy, Golden Theatre). Other New York credits include The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (BAM), Acolyte (59E59), and McCourt (The Chain). England-Nelson has also performed at The Public, Rattlestick, and La MaMa. Regional credits include Detroit Red (ArtsEmerson), Cadillac Crew (Yale Rep), Kleptocracy (Arena Stage), and Henry IV, Part I (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Television: Blindspot (NBC), FBI: Most Wanted (CBS), Law and Order: SVU (NBC). She has a BA from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. 

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Britt Faulkner


BRITT FAULKNER (she/her) is thrilled to join the cast of JORDANS. She can be seen on Netflix in “Kaleidoscope,” Apple TV in “Invasion” and “WeCrashed,” SyFy network in “Happy!,” CBS in “FBI” and “The Good Fight.” Film credits include Irrational Man directed by Woody Allen. Previous theater credits include Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life (Ars Nova, dir. Whitney White), A Lie of the Mind (Trinity Repertory Theater) and Snow White (Berkshire Theatre Group). Faulkner received her MFA from Brown.

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Quinn M. Johnson


QUINN M. JOHNSON (he/him) Regional credits include Clyde’s, Godspeed (Denver Center of Performing Arts); Clyde’s (Studio Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Our Town (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Short North Stage) International credits include The Bacchae (International Festival of Greek Drama); Mother Courage and Her Children, The Changeling, and The Revenger’s Tragedy (RADA). Johnson has been featured in “FBI.” He received a degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 

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Devin Kessler


DEVIN KESSLER Based in New York City, Devin Kessler is a recent graduate of  the Grad Acting program at NYU ('23). Her credits include School Girls: Or the African Mean Girls Play (Hangar Theater); Aida (Axelrod Performing Arts Center); Mirror Mirror (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Pipeline, Three Sisters, and The Tempest (NYU). Love and Thanks to God, my Mommie, My Nana, My reps and my tribe for their continuous trust and support. Asé. 

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Naomi Lorrain


NAOMI LORRAIN is an actor and playwright, overjoyed to be making her Public Theater debut. Theater credits include Daphne (Lincoln Center Theater); LA Race (Page 73/WP);Mark It Down, Song for a Future Generation (Williamstown Theatre Festival);Behind The Sheet (Ensemble Studio Theatre, AUDELCO Award Nomination); and What to Send Up When It Goes Down (The Movement Theatre Company). TV includes “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Elementary” (CBS), “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access), and “Madam Secretary” (CBS All Access). Lorrain is a member of the 2023 Page 73 Writers Group. She is a 2021 National Playwrights Conference Finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She also moonlights as a Research Assistant at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Lorrain has an MFA from NYU and a BA from Yale.www.naomilorrain.com 

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Brian Muller

Fletcher and others

BRIAN MULLER is thrilled to be making his Public debut! He recently starred in the Ed Burns written/produced/directed series “Bridge and Tunnel,” which just ended a two-season run on EPIX. Other include the feature Dating & New York, as well as various roles on “The Deuce,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “Chicago PD,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Code,” and “Instinct.” He also co-hosts The Red Flags, a comedy podcast about Formula 1. 

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Toby Onwumere


TOBY ONWUMERE is proud to be making his Public Theater debut in JORDANS. He will next be seen in the feature film The Instigators directed by Doug Liman, as well as Das Licht directed by Tom Tykwer. Other feature credits: A Good Person directed by Zach Braff and The Matrix Resurrections directed by Lana Wachowski. TV: Sense8, Reasonable Doubt, and “Empire. Onwumere received his BFA from the University of Evansville. He has an MFA from UCSD. 

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Matthew Russell

Tyler and others

MATTHEW RUSSELL (he/him) previously performed at The Public in Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge (ERS) and Free Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing. Broadway credits include The Inheritance. Off-Broadway credits include Help. Regional credits include The Tempest, By the Queen, Hand to God, Taming of the Shrew, The Grapes of Wrath, Cymbeline, and The Seagull. Film credits include Working Man, Some Freaks, Twist, Man & Witch. TV credits include “Westworld.” Russell has performed with Elevator Repair Service and the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble. He received his MFA from Brown/Trinity Rep. 

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Ryan Spahn

Ryan and others

RYAN SPAHN (he/him). Off-Broadway credits include Merry Me (NYTW); Good Enemy (Audible); Jane Anger (New Ohio); Mr. Toole, How To Load A Musket (59E59); Daniel's Husband (Westside); Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow (MCC); Summer & Smoke (CSC); Still at Risk (TFANC); Exit Strategy (Primary Stages); and Gloria (Vineyard). TV credits include “Zero Day” (upcoming), “AHS: Delicate,” “Succession,” “Modern Love,” “The Bite,” “Chicago P.D.”, “The Blacklist.” Spahn co-wrote the film He’s Way More Famous Than You while getting his BFA from Juilliard.

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Meg Steedle

Maggie and others

MEG STEEDLE is making her Public debut. Theater credits include world premieres of David Ives' The Heir Apparent (Shakespeare Theatre) and Ken Ludwig's Fox on the Fairway directed by John Rando (Signature Theatre). TV credits include HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series), Mr. Mercedes (Peacock), and Mysteries of Laura (NBC). Steedle received a Cine Golden Eagle Award for Narrative Short Film (2018) and was a 2019 finalist for Screencraft Film Fund (Pop Screen, an original musical film). meg-steedle.com 

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Kai Thomani Tshikosi


KAI THOMANI TSHIKOSI Theater credits at Trinity Rep include Sweeney Todd, black odyssey, The Prince of Providence (understudy), and By the Queen (assistant director). Brown/Trinity Rep MFA credits include The Book of Lucy, Mr. Burns; A Post Electric Play, Angels in America, Much Ado About Nothing, Bathhouse.ppt, and On the Y-Axis. Selected Regional credits include Romeo and Juliet (Huntington Theater Company), Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), black odyssey boston (Front Porch Theater Collective/Central Square Theater), Macbeth, Equivocation, The Tempest, (Actor’s Shakespeare Project), Franklin (Boston Playwright’s Theatre), Colossal, (Company One), Cyclops: A Satyr Play (OBERON/ART). Tshikosi has an MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity Rep. Other: Tshikosi is proud to reprise his role as the best son of the best mama in the whole universe. tshikosi.com. IG: @thesupremekai. 

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Kate Walsh


KATE WALSH is widely known for playing Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Her theater credits include Mary Stuart (Perth International Theatre Festival); The Other Place (Fremantle Theatre Company); If I Forget (Roundabout; Drama Desk and Drama League Award Nominations); Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic); Born Guilty, Moon Under Miami, and Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare Rep). Other TV Credits include “Emily in Paris” (Madeline Wheeler), “Sprung” (Paula Tackleberry), “The Umbrella Academy” (The Handler), and “13 Reasons Why” (Olivia Baker). Film credits include Honest Thief, Almost Love, Sometime Other Than Now, Girl’s Trip, #RealityHigh, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Angel’s Crest, and Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Walsh has had additional series regular roles on “The Mike O’Malley Show, “The Mind of a Married Man,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Bad Judge,” “Fargo,” and “Legion.” Walsh is also the founder of the award-winning lifestyle beauty company, Boyfriend®. 


Ife Olujobi
Whitney White
Matt Saunders
Scenic Design
Qween Jean
Costume Design
Cha See
Lighting Design
Fan Zhang
Sound Design
Nikiya Mathis
Hair and Wig Design
Claire M. Kavanah
Prop Management
Kelsey Rainwater
Intimacy Direction
Fight Direction
Nissy Aya
Production Dramaturg
Rachel Denise April
Production Stage Manager
Eloia Peterson
Stage Manager


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