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Jordan E. Cooper


Jordan E. Cooper

Showrunner, Creator & Executive Producer The Ms. Pat Show // Writer and star of AIN’T NO MO’, premiering on Broadway this year

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In 2022, Jordan E. Cooper became the youngest Black American playwright in Broadway history, at the age of 27, for writing the Obie Award-winning play, Ain’t No Mo’, which made its Broadway debut this year. Ain’t No Mo,' a New York Times Critic’s Pick, is a comedic play that wonders what Black Americans would do if the U.S. government gave them one-way tickets to Africa. He has not only written the play but also stars in the lead role, Peaches. As if that weren't enough, Cooper is also the creator and executive producer alongside comedian Patricia Williams of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated BET+ series, The Ms. Pat Show. In both of Cooper’s major productions, he highlights the complexities of the Black community. You may have also seen Cooper as MC Tyrone in the final season of FX’s series Pose. In 2019, Cooper was chosen as one of OUT Magazine's 100 “Entertainers of the Year”.

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