What He Does
Jordan Jaffe, from Asia Studies major to model to founding Black Lab Theatre
Jordan Jaffe founded Black Lab Theatre in 2011 while still an undergraduate at Rice University. On the day we spoke, he was preparing for the opening night of Black Lab's most recent play, Chinglish to be shown at Asia Society Texas Center through May 26.
"I bring new, interesting plays to Houston," he said, before rattling off a plethora of other tasks, from choosing the theater's seasons to working with marketing and development. "I kind of basically do it all."
"I also usually take a creative role, either acting or directing, but with Chinglish, it's been so massive, I am only producing."
Jaffe didn't start out in the theater, though. He originally started school as an Asian Studies major, until a chance encounter turned him onto theater.