Content Warning: Discussion of sexual and domestic violence, please listen with care.
In Episode 59, we talk to USC alum Jordan Broberg about staying creative during the pandemic, finding a voice in poetry, and coming into her own as an artist and a person.
Jordan Broberg is an American actor, director, poet and playwright. Her primary concentration is in the theatre, but she has crossed all mediums and has enjoyed every minute doing it. Broberg is a 2019 magna cum laude graduate of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and she thoroughly enjoys the exploration of off-kilter, vibrant and unparalleled ways to tell stories. From stage-managing Off-Broadway, to finessing her way to production assisting for Aaron Sorkin, Broberg has worn every hat. She is a SAG-Eligible actress and a proud member of Includiance, a new production division of Schmengie Inc. that has partnered with GLAAD to increase the representation of LGBTQIA+ in commercial spaces. She has just released her first book titled, I Forgot My Parachute This Time – A Collection of Poetry In Three Acts, which can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers. Please visit iforgotmyparachutethistime.com for more information. Her theatrical/film work is located at jordanbroberg.com.
People and Texts Mentioned in the Episode
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- I Forgot My Parachute This Time: A Collection of Poetry in Three Acts by Jordan Broberg
- Aaron Sorkin
- The Trial of the Chicago 7
- Nadia Ackerman (Natchie)
- Aimee Herman
- The Vagina Monologues
- Ask Me About My Uterus by Abby Norman
“You get tired of being down on yourself…I can just choose to say I’m awesome…I’ve found great power in that.” @JBrobergTweet
“It took a while to really find the joy of creating just for the sake of creating.” @JBrobergTweet
“You do not need anybody’s permission to make art.” @JBrobergTweet
“A big part of me coming into who as I am, just as a person but [also] as an artist, is every poem I wrote is me, and it’s the scariest thing I’ve ever done.” @JBrobergTweet
“I really just tried to write for the love of writing, and that’s the only reason this book is happening.” @JBrobergTweet
“Writing was definitely a big surprise in my life, something I didn’t expect to wake up every morning and want to do.” @JBrobergTweet
“This was my way of just taking my voice back.” @JBrobergTweet
This episode was recorded on April 19, 2021. CW: medical abuse. Because we recorded via Zoom, there may be occasional audio hiccups. Our theme song is “4 am” by Makaih Beats. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher and follow us on Twitter @WritingRemixPod.