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. The support included a development budget, space and a Go & See fund to see lots of performances.
Jordy is an Edinburgh-based artist who works between Edinburgh and Glasgow creating performance-based work that specialises in health and queer art. His work looks at identity and persona in the art of drag and fantasy vs reality. His work also examines social norms and perception of self.
For this residency, Jordy worked on a new idea called My Mum and Dad said...
My Mum and Dad said... (working title)
A piece of interactive, drag theatre for young people exploring different families and people with no judgement.
Jordy's work has included most recently Wasted Youth (January 2019), a one man show looking at Cystic Fibrosis and Drag; the Making Space programme in collaboration with SYT, creating "Love, Delta F508" (April 2019), a piece about lung transplants, and will be creating "My Mum and Dad said..." which focuses on the conventions of family life.