Jordan & Skinner are a theatre company who want to see a world in which women take up space*.
We are based in Scotland and lead by performer Melanie Jordan and director Caitlin Skinner. We make joyful performance about the stuff that makes us angry. Our style is a mix of physical theatre, clown, dance, politics and visual metaphor with an unapologetically militant intersectional feminist agenda.
In 2018 we were awarded a fellowship with the Barbican and ArtWorks Alliance to develop our participatory practice. We are doing this in partnership with Platform where we are Associate Artists 2018 – 2019.
*by women we mean– trans, cis, non binary, gender non conforming, femmes, females, girls and more;
“Sharp, witty and vivid” The Scotsman
Melanie Jordan- Performer
Melanie is a Gaulier trained performer, director and theatre maker based in Glasgow. Recent performing credits include Valentina’s Galaxy by Frozen Charlotte, At A Stretch by Jordan & Skinner (Three Weeks Editors’ Award winner), Flutter by Tortoise in a Nutshell, Sanitise by Jordan & Skinner (Fringe First Award winner), Selkie by Kay Singh (David MacLennan Award winner). Melanie also writes and performs in various clown and cabaret acts and is co-founder of Scotland’s Clown Cabaret.
Melanie is Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge where she has directed, choreographed and performed in a number of their productions including Beautiful Bones, Galoshans Play and Them Peasants as well as running Scotland’s largest street theatre festival, Surge Festival. Melanie is currently directing Slug! by Visible Fictions and is co-creating and performing in Nino by Tidy Carnage.
Caitlin Skinner- Director
Caitlin Skinner alongside her work with Jordan & Skinner, Caitlin is Director with new writing touring company Pearlfisher and is Associatre Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Caitlin is former Artistic Director of acclaimed new writing pub theatre company Village Pub Theatre.
Recent directing credits include: Melody and Sam: Record Breakers (Edinburgh Science Festival) Propeller (SDTN/Pleasance Futures), The Sunnyside Centre (Village Pub Theatre) Woke (Apphia Campbell, FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER) At A Stretch (Jordan & Skinner, THREE WEEKS AWARD WINNER) Hair of the Dog with Village Pub Theatre (Village Pub Theatre/Traverse Theatre) The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde (Lung Ha Theatre Company), Sanitise (Jordan & Skinner, FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER) Selkie and The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s Life (A Play, A Pie and A Pint) and Noye’s Fludde (Lammamuir/McOpera). Caitlin was dramaturg on Animals and As the Crow Flies (Greg Sinclair/Imaginate) and The Hall (Bullet Heart Club,New Zealand).
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