Quick Wit: Jordan Roth
The producer of The Donkey Show has a mid-spring evening's chat with Christina D'Angelo.
24-year-old Jordan Roth has begun his commercial producing career on a high note with the critical smash hit The Donkey Show, a knee-slapping, foot-stomping, tongue-in-someone-else's-cheek disco club retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, currently playing Off-Broadway at Club El Flamingo. Roth, who is also the son of producer extraordinaire Daryl Roth, has had quite a journeyman career, whether as assistant director to Michael Wilson for the Off-Broadway play Defying Gravity or serving as Assistant General Manager for New York Stage and Film. As an actor, Roth appeared in the feature film I Think I Do and in the Off-Broadway play The Man Who Was Peter Pan.
A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where he received degrees in philosophy and theater, Roth serves on the Board of Trustees of the Horace Mann School, is a member of the Steering Committee of the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center Theater, and is a board member of Project 400 Theater Group, which developed The Donkey Show. Future plans include additional productions of The Donkey Show in Las Vegas, London, and Germany, as well as several new "hybrid" experiences that combine theater and nightlife.