Nutshell Playhouse is honored to work with truly amazing talent. Our performers bring with them a vast variety of experiences, cultivating a dynamic and creative environment. Working with a simple theatrical set, our actors transform the performance space. Within a landscape of sparse dialogue and lyrical movement, our actors travel along side imaginary creatures that are guided by music and often punctuated by the soft contours of puppets.
FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Don Jordan taught and performed with Teatro Studio and I Gesti di Roma throughout Europe for fifteen years before being invited to perform with Mummenschanz on Broadway. He directed the Pan Twilight Circus’s 1995 production Creatures of the Lawn and served as Artistic Director of the Pickle Family Circus. In addition Don held the position of Assistant Professor in the MFA Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University for five years, and has taught as adjunct faculty at Smith College, Berkshire Community College, Shakespeare and Company, Barnard College and the Juilliard School. Don’s vast experiences are a gift to his young audiences and have shaped the interactive nature of the performances crafted by the Nutshell Playhouse ensemble today.