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Jade Gordon

My Barbarian

Visual Arts, 2012



Jade Gordon is a faculty member at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She holds a BA in theater and an MA in applied theater arts from the University of Southern California. In addition to her work in My Barbarian, Gordon has studied at Augusto Boal’s Center for the Theater of the Oppressed in Rio De Janeiro and leads Theater of the Oppressed workshops in low-income housing facilities, high schools, community counseling centers and art spaces. Some of her professional acting credits include TV’s That 70s Show; artist Vaginal Davis’ film, The White to be Angry; and director Allison Anders’ films Grace of My Heart, Things Behind Sun and Sugar Town, for which she was nominated for an IFC Independent Spirit Award in 1999. In 2010, she collaborated with Berlin- and Seoul-based artist Haegue Yang on a solo performance at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. Jade is also co-owner of Wombleton Records, a collectible vinyl record shop in Highland Park, CA.

www.mybarbarian.com

Awards and Accomplishments

2014:

My Barbarian participates in the 2014 Whitney Bienniel in New York 

2013:

My Barbarian received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant