Downs Hall Theatre
Laurel Jordan has made the conscious effort to portray characters in some kind of socially underprivileged group - the abused, the LGBT, the imprisoned. In preparing to play these characters, Laurel has chosen roles that challenge her acting abilities and are also appropriate audition materials for professional theatres. Her hopes with her recital is to show her audience that these fictional characters are based in truth. Through the ribbon, caring for humanity and the world, Jordan believes we can feel empathy for the characters and change our view-point of real people in these different groups and situations. Currently in a country filled with hate and disdain for anyone different from ourselves, Jordan believes that theatre can be an effective medium to put on display the lifestyles and challenges that many audience members may be unfamiliar with, but could also inspire positive change. After selecting pieces from thirty-six different plays, across a plethora of genres and eras, Laurel will be performing pieces from Machinal (Treadwell), Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Vonnegut), The Trojan Women (Euripides), and others. Laurel hopes to bring a variety of women to life that will capture your attention.