Jordan Lage

Jordan Lage

Jordan Lage is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company and has been on faculty at the Atlantic Acting School since 1990. He has taught Script Analysis, Repetition/Moment-to-Moment, On-Camera, and Writing Performance Workshop (Sketch Comedy) classes in both the Undergraduate NYU program as well as the Part-Time program at Atlantic.

As an actor, he has performed extensively in theater (Broadway, Off-Broadway, & regionally), film, television, and on the radio. He has performed in over 100 productions with the Atlantic Theater Company.

Jordan is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Barrymore Award, and has been nominated for Drama Desk, AUDelco, and Connecticut Critics Circle Awards for his work. Having studied acting with playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy during his undergraduate years at New York University, Jordan is proud to be passing on the craft he learned from them to current students at the Atlantic Acting School.

Jordan has had a long association with the works of Mr. Mamet, having appeared in numerous productions of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s plays, including American Buffalo (three productions), Glengarry Glen Ross (two productions), RACE (two productions), The Old Neighborhood, SPEED-THE-PLOW, The Woods (two productions), Edmond, Revenge of the Space Pandas (two productions), The Poet and The Rent, Mamet’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, The Water Engine, The Blue Hour, Yes, But So What?, Vermont Sketches, Cross-Patch, Home, In A Linguistics Class, Keep Your Pantheon, and Prairie Du Chien. He has appeared in the Mamet films THINGS CHANGE, HOMICIDE, THE SPANISH PRISONER, STATE AND MAIN, and the television production of “THE WATER ENGINE.”

He has directed productions & readings of the Mamet plays REUNION, LONE CANOE, FAUSTUS, and several of his short plays. Jordan is the author of the one-act plays “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning,” “Alums,” and the full-length plays “Matriarchate” and “Mona Wants.”

His essay “Boot Camp With David Mamet” appeared in American Theater magazine on the 20th anniversary of the Atlantic Theater Company’s founding. “Hearing the Music We Don’t,” an essay on the language of David Mamet’s plays appeared in Performances Magazine in 2005. A blog detailing his experience performing the role of Teach in the Baltimore CenterStage production of AMERICAN BUFFALO can be found at
For a full list of acting credits, go to and his page on IMDB.