Jordana Belaiche
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Jordana Belaiche

Writer, Dramaturg, Theatre DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Jordana Belaiche

Writer, Dramaturg, Theatre DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Emerging theatre director, writer and dramaturg based in London. My work focuses on the intersection of class and gender and often includes elements of the occult, folklore and mysticism. I have been published in Red Pepper Magazine, Palm Sized Press and Samfiftyfour literary magazine. I am 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. I have written for theatre since 2017. Most recently a short extract from a piece I wrote called 'Beneath' about the Ponds was selected for MultiStory Productions new podcast. My play 'Living Alone' about the housing crisis and the construction of class was due to debut last July and I am now adapting the piece for film. Works currently in progress include: 'Vine Press', about queer occultists and 'Sycorax' about Algerian identity and colonisation. I am producer, co-host and editor of 'Hitched on the Astral', a podcast dedicated to matchmaking through the lens of natal astrology. I produced and edited the entirety of Season 1 which debuted in March 2021 and am due to start recording Season 2 at the beginning of July.
Projects
  • 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.
  • Firebird
    FirebirdShort film dir. Beth Buxton and Aaron Bevan-Bailey, produced by Jemma Foster/Mama Xanadu/Wild Alchemy. A re-imagining of the classic Russian Folktale and investigation of the alchemical element of Fire through movement, visual and sound.
  • Hitched on the Astral Podcast
    Hitched on the Astral PodcastThe podcast exploring matchmaking through the lens of natal astrology.
  • Theatre is Dead
    Theatre is DeadA performance protest based on occult ceremonies, mourning rituals and funeral rites following the trajectory of life/death/life cycles and journeys to the underworld exploring the loss, joy and anger the theatre community has endured while theatres were unable to open and providing a lens through which we can open dialogues about existing hypocrisies and oppressions within the theatre industry in order to transform it.
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Work history
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    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.
Skills
  • Writing
  • Text Editing
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Budget Management
  • Decision-making
  • Devising
  • Problem Solving
  • Theatre Directing
  • Theatre Performance
Education
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    The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama logo
    MA Theatre Criticism and DramaturgyThe Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BA PoliticsSOAS
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Best New WritingLondon Student Drama Festival