Jordy Deelight

  • Jordy Deelight c. HKA Productions

Jordy is an Edinburgh-based artist from Leith who works between Edinburgh and Glasgow creating performance-based work. His work looks at identity and persona in the art of drag, exploring themes of disability, gender and mental health by using fantasy vs reality.

Jordy's work has included Wasted Youth (January 2019), a one man show looking at Cystic Fibrosis and Drag; The Honeymoon Period (January 2020), a play about lungs transplants and the assessment process of them; and a digital YouTube series entitled Jordy’s Juice, discussing various topics. Jordy started his career with a recent BBC documentary called “Jordy’s 65 Reasons to Live”, working alongside Glasgow’s Solus Productions. This documentary featured on BBC Scotland on several occasions, and BBC iPlayer for a year and documented Jordy’s career in 2019 in the build-up to his first production, Wasted Youth. He is currently studying an MA at Edinburgh College of Art in Contemporary Art Practice, which was funded by the Edinburgh International Festival with the help of Sir Ian McKellen.

Jordy also works with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as an activist for young people with Cystic Fibrosis, and was featured as part of My Passion Keeps Me Well & their Text Yellow campaign.

Jordy was selected following a call-out in 2019 in partnership with Birds of Paradise for an Imaginate residency at BOP Artists. The residency supports a disabled artist to develop a new performance idea for young audiences. For this residency, Jordy worked on a new idea called My Mum and Dad said..., a piece of interactive, drag theatre for young people exploring different families and people with no judgement.