Meet the Playwright: Jordan Seavey
Get to know Jordan Seavey, whose play THE TRUTH WILL OUT premieres as part of this year”s XYZ Festival of New Works.
Jordan Seavey is Co-Artistic Director of NYC theatre company CollaborationTown (CTown), a member of the 2009 Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theater, and a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop. With CTown, he’s presently the inaugural recipient of the 2-year Archive Alliance Residency at The New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater developing their newest devised piece, HELP ME TO MAKE IT.
His other plays include LISTENING FOR OUR MURDERER, THE THIRD THING (OR, THE BP OIL SPILL PLAY), WHO’S AFRAID OF GEORGE C. WOLFE?, THE FUNNY PAIN, THE TRUTH WILL OUT, CHILDREN AT PLAY, 6969 and THIS IS A NEWSPAPER. Plays co-created with CTown include THE MOMENTUM (2012 GLAAD Media Award nomination), THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER: THE CATHARSIS OF PATHOS (text by Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell), THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD (text by Book Killebrew), LET’S GO, TOWNVILLE, THEY’RE JUST LIKE US (text by Boo Killebrew), THE ASTRONOMER’S TRIANGLE and THE TRADING FLOOR.
His work has been developed with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Rattlestick phpaide.com Playwrights Theatre, The Old Vic (UK), Lark Play Development Center, Oslo Internasjanole Teater (Norway), Robert Wilson”s Watermill Center, 59E59 Theaters, The New Ohio Theatre, IRT Theater, The Amoralists, Orlando Shakespeare, Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, hotINK Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, The MacDowell Colony, The Orchard Project, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Dartmouth College, NYSAF/Vassar, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies from Boston University.
About THE TRUTH WILL OUT
It”s Valentine’s Day and on his famous cable news show “The Truth Will Out,” celebrity journalist Whittemore Walter is about to cover the one-year anniversary of the hate-inspired murder of 15-year-old Ronnie Principe. The newsroom is swarming with love: Whittemore and his female co-anchor have a romantic past to wrestle with, his mother loves him (almost) unconditionally, and his producer – and semi-secret boyfriend – has given him a life-changing ultimatum: come out of the closet. As Whittemore confronts his very notion of what it means to love, his reality unravels and he must face Ronnie – and himself.