Proud Stories: Jordan Tyson (she/her)
Q: What kind of performance artist are you?
Q: When did you first know that you wanted to be a full-time artist?
In high school when I started considering what kind of program I wanted to apply to... I knew I wanted to pursue music but was completely sure I didn't want to be a teacher. At the time, teaching seemed like the only option for me aside from theatre. So, I took a chance to study musical theatre.
Q: How are you keeping yourself inspired to create during this unprecedented time?
RESTING. Consuming a lot-- interviews and following the whole works of individual artists I admire... And believe it or not, zoom collabs. They are more fueling than I initially thought they could be!
Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as an artist and how did you overcome it?
I feel like it’s an ongoing obstacle—it's all to do with self worth. The understanding and confidence that my voice is worth using, my story is worth telling, and that it is beneficial to the world to hear me. I work through it little by little every day. I have a meditation/spiritual practice that has connected me to strong sisterhoods who uplift me and hold me and remind me to go further, dig deeper, cry a little, and love myself. I also TALK about it. I talk all the time about my frustrations and excitement with people I trust deeply. This unlocks the space to create solutions and a clearer vision of what would feel good to me and what it is time to let go of. Likeeee BYE shame, HELLO abundant creativity!
Q: What are you most proud of in your career thus far?
Honestly, I'm really proud of my developing process. It is fluid and changes based on the demands of each gig, really. Each audition is unique, each performance is unique, and so my flexibility is something I have worked hard at. It's a vulnerable place to be so often.
Q: Is there anything you are working on now that can be shared and supported?
Catch me in:
- VAMPIRES VS THE BRONX on Netflix -- Representation, especially for our Bronx Black & Latinx Community 💛
- THE CHAIR on Netflix, starring Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass (coming soon)
- New Music/Covers/Virtual Concerts-- Original music by Jordan Tyson & Derek Walsh-- Follow my IG for updates @curlybroad jordantyson.com