Jordyn Coats

Writer and Creative Developer for Screen, Stage, & Game

 
 

Education
Appalachian State University (2008-2012) Bachelor of Science in English, Secondary Education
University of East Anglia (2016) Further Studies in Screenwriting
New York University - Tisch School of the Arts (2015-2017) Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing (GMTWP)
East Carolina University (2018-Present) - Master of Science in Criminal Justice

 

Screen and Stage Work Experience - Writing, Directing, and Producing
Various written work performed and featured in and around New York City and Los Angeles at
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing ArtsPlaylight Theatre CompanyThe DuplexTwo River Theatre, The Green Room 42and Goodspeed Musicals (2015-Present)

Jordyn is an "ARTIST" within the Mycelia Foundation, a foundation created by Imogen Heap which helps to establish the ethical, technical, and commercial standards required to run a fair-trade music ecosystem. Click here or on the Mycelia tab on the navigation menu to find out more! (2018-Present)

 

Theatrical Work Experience

Title of Event: IN YOUR COMPANY (full-length musical production)
Location: New York University’s Black Box Theatre (New York, NY)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: An Evening of New Musical Theatre Songs
Location: A Little New Music @ The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles, CA)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE - IN YOUR COMPANY
Location: The Duplex (New York, NY)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: IN YOUR COMPANY
Location: Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: SONGWRITERS NIGHT - MILK IN THE CARTON
Location: Playlight Theatre Company (New York, NY)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: LOOK WHAT WE MADE - LETTERS HOME
Location: The Green Room 42 (New York, NY)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: PARADISE IS WAITING
Location: Two River Theater (Red Bank, NJ)
Role: Writer (Book & Lyrics)

Title of Event: THE POKEMUSICAL
Location: Feinstein’s 54 Below (New York, NY)
Role: Concert Photographer

 

General Work Experience
English Teacher with Varsity Tutors (2015-2017)
English Teacher with Harnett County Schools (2012-2015)
English Teacher (Internship) with Caldwell Early College (2011-2012)
Campus Manager with Education First College Break (2008-2012)
Tennis Instructor at Methodist University and Self-Employed (2008-2010)

 

Volunteer Work

 

Founder of a non-profit organization in Boone, NC: Appalachian Roller Derby (2009-Present)
Photographer for Gotham Girls Roller Derby (2017-Present)
Teacher and PR Representative at the Harnett County Literacy Organization (2008-2009)
Teacher at Gentry Primary School in Erwin, NC (2008)
Battalion Commander of Triton High School's Junior Reserves Officer’s Training Corps (2004-2008)

 

Licenses, Memberships, and Certificates
North Carolina Teacher’s Licensure and BS English, Secondary Education Degree (2012)
Member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) (2015-Present)
Member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) (2015-Present)
Member of Ring of Keys (2019-Present)