Meet Jordan & Lexey, a Performer and the Costume Designer for My Name is Loofa Tutu, our upcoming production for very young children ages 0-6!
Jordan Mills (Performer)
Jordan is always marching to the beat of her own drum, whistling her own tune, and dancing to her own melody. She makes friends with anyone who is willing- bonus points if they are also a little weird! Jordan can be a bit stubborn, she’s never afraid to say NO and mean it. What she admires most about Loofa Tutu is that she always stays true to herself in her journey of self discovery.
Lexey Jost (Costume Designer)
Lexey wears many hats at the Lawrence Arts Center. She likes teaching kids to use power tools, playing disco classics while working in the shop, and finessing Excel spreadsheets in her downtime. You’ll find her in almost every nook and cranny, designing costumes, lights, and sets for the shows at the LAC, writing and performing in thePANTSco.’s 30 Plays in 60 Minutes shows, and singing very loudly in places she believes no one can hear her.
So what is My Name is Loofa Tutu?
My Name is Loofa Tutu is part of our Theatre and Dance for the Very Young series. Nicholas Kryah made a script full of pictures, rather than lines for actors to read, so we started with that visual story to create this performance. We showed the pictures to children ages 2-6 in our Play Labs. During these Play Labs with the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten and collaborating caregiver/child pairs, we used imaginative play, dance, and music to explore what Loofa Tutu’s adventures entailed. My Name is Loofa Tutu will be performed by adults based on our interactions in Play Labs that bring the script to life. The performance involves live music, moments of interaction, and scenic art by Taro Takizawa, our Printmaking Artist-in-Residence, and costumes by Lexey Jost, as Loofa Tutu formulates her opinions on trying broccoli, swimming through the sea, finding treasure, and more.