Jordana Belaiche

Jordana Belaiche

Writer, Dramaturg, Theatre DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Jordana Belaiche

Jordana Belaiche

Writer, Dramaturg, Theatre DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Jordana Belaiche is a British-Algerian writer and performer based in London. Jordana trained as a dramaturg at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy course and at SOAS, University of London. Jordana began writing for stage in 2017, when her first play Knowledge is Power won the Best New Writing prize at the London Student Drama Festival and went on to receive a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the same year. Since then, their work has been received in several London theatres including the Pleasance, the Courtyard, the Almeida and the Golden Goose. Last autumn Jordana's play get it off yer chest received a debut performance at the Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays. Their drag character, Little Lord Fondleroy, was developed as part of the Soho Theatre Drag and Cabaret lab in 2020, they regularly perform with Interlude choir and are a member of musical theatre improv troupe, Adlibretto. Jordana has been published in Red Pepper Magazine, Palm Sized Press and Samfiftyfour literary magazine and is co-founder of Don't Tell the Village Elders Collective, a network of BPOC and queer spiritual practitioners looking to reclaim practices from capitalism and colonialism. She was producer, co-host and editor of the first season of 'Hitched on the Astral', a podcast dedicated to matchmaking through the lens of natal astrology, with Lucy Porter. She is an active member of the Last Breath Society, established by Martin O'Brien and is part of Complicité's Grief Chorus. Current projects include: 'Summoning Sondheim', a musical theatre seance. WIP showing at The Glitch as part of A Pinch of Vault, 14th & 16th February 2024 'Vine Press', a play about queer occultists, Golden Goose Theatre Peckham in March 2024 'The Apollonian', a climate crisis musical in collaboration with Kat Pegler 'Merry Men & the Belly of the Beast', an immersive, interactive walkabout performance with Pure Imagination, due to debut Summer 2024 Performing credits include: Little Lord Fondleroy (The Space), Abigail's Adventures in Boston (Theatre Deli), Blue Eyed Hag (Almeida), Common as Muck (Ivy House) Billy Bonker and the Everlasting Knobthrobber (Bonkers Bar), W*nkers (Theatre Deli), Bulldogs (Edinburgh Fringe), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward), Les Miserables (Sondheim), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium).
  • Abigail's Adventures in Boston!
    Abigail's Adventures in Boston!On the outskirts of Boston, runaway rebel and instigator of the most slay girl cult Salem will ever see, gaslighting girlboss Abigail Williams makes a run for it. With a rudimentary grasp of witchcraft learned from Instagram reels, a single Lost Mary vape pen on its last legs, two gal pals and the all powerful presence of the Goddess Babylon she has only her former identity to lose- which should be easy, right? Featuring REAL witchcraft performed by REAL witches, this is 'The Crucible' as you've
  • Common as Muck X Pure Imagination
    Common as Muck X Pure ImaginationIn collaboration with Pure Imagination, working class led ensemble Common as Muck, hosted a series of cabarets as drag dinner ladies and 'The Regulars', a drag ensemble of old men in their regular haunts ie the local pubs. Together we playfully explored repressed sexuality, male loneliness and gambling.
  • 2.4 Degrees! The Musical
    2.4 Degrees! The MusicalFollowing on from the stonking success that was 'Apocalypse Boyfriend', this project aimed to expand on themes of climate crisis and musical theatre explored in that work. '2.4 Degrees! The Musical' was an absurdist musical comedy set at the end of this century in a fictional theatre. I wrote the book and lyrics, Danny Lev composed music for this project, Ro Gearty, Fai West and Mallika Joy created costumes, puppetry and set pieces and Jack Hoban was our sound designer. During a residency with
  • Blue Eyed Hag
    Blue Eyed Hag'Hast thou forgot the foul witch Sycorax, who with age and envy was grown into a hoop?' Sycorax is stuck, banished, abandoned. Alone and stranded on a remote and unfamiliar island, she'll need all her magical acumen to commune with the elements if she is to survive. Forced into solitude, apart from the occasional conjuration and appearance of air bound spirits, she contemplates what it means to leave everything you've known behind and forge a new, brutal and unapologetic existence. Loosely base
  • Apocalypse Boyfriend
    Apocalypse Boyfriend'2030. The world is 5 degrees warmer and at the end of a burning world......are you really still fucking single?'
  • W*nkers: Mischief Night
    W*nkers: Mischief NightHouse Red and House White descended on Bonkers Bar Dalston for Pure Imagination's Halloween cabaret.
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Work history
    EducatorDifferent Level
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I am currently a lecturer on the online platform Different Level, which aims to make the arts more accessible by hosting a range of lectures about overlooked topics and global trends in art and performance. My duties include preparing materials to enable me to give clear, concise and informative communication during the talk, carry out research using a variety of sources and prepare an accessible and engaging presentation and deliver an engaging talk live to an online audience. My most recent series of lectures were centred around global feminism, environmentalism and activism.
  • Writing
  • Text Editing
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Budget Management
  • Decision-making
  • Devising
  • Problem Solving
  • Theatre Directing
  • Theatre Performance
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    MA Theatre Criticism and DramaturgyThe Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA PoliticsSOAS
     - London, United Kingdom
    Best New WritingLondon Student Drama Festival