On the Couch with Jordan Fraser-Trumble

Jordan Fraser-Trumble AAR On the CouchWho is Jordan Fraser-Trumble?
Jordan Andrew Rathlin Fraser-Trumble is many things, amongst them an actor, a producer and a creative. He’s the product of the people who have guided him through life and the result of many ups and downs and deep learnings that have come along the way.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Everything! I always love learning new things. I love the unique things that people do and think and feel and the journey that has taken them to where they are at a given moment. When I was a child, I asked my mother if it was possible to be a marine biologist AND a ballet dancer – She said “Absolutely!” For now, I’ll be an actor and enjoy the tiny window I get into someone else’s experience.

Who inspires you and why?
I feel inspired by people around me all the time, especially those who fight for human rights and look beyond the dominant discord or seek something greater than personal accomplishment. Often it’s friends, family, people I work with or mentors, and sometimes it’s just people that I have a chance encounter with.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I believe that the work we do as creatives, the stories we tell and the people’s lives we represent make a difference in the world. I believe that is the true role of artists and truth tellers. Alongside my acting, I work with people at risk of homelessness with their mental health. The people with whom I work overcome incredible hurdles every day and teach me the deep value of community and belonging.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I would have to say Sri Lanka. I have been lucky enough to visit several times now. It has it all; rich culture, beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, delicious food and the most beautiful people. I will never grow tired of exploring this unique island.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I love taking friends to the theatre! It reminds me of my first experiences as a young person coming to Melbourne from country South Australia, sparking the glorious dream to one day be a part of the bright lights and rich culture that is Melbourne. I also love taking my 6-year-old nephew to the Aquarium when he visits, because it blows his mind every time!

What are you currently reading?
My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa, The Body Never Lies by Alice Miller and scripts, scripts, scripts!!!

What are you currently listening to?
I’ve recently dusted off the vinyl’s and been re-listening to Bob Dylan’s live album Hard Rain, but (admittedly) Blink-182 has been getting a fair bit of air-time as I prepare to relive my ‘skater boy’ youth in the front of the mosh pit at the upcoming gig!

Happiness is?
That special moment when, as though standing on the edge of a cliff, you ‘jump’ into a performance – striving to truly be in response with those opposite you, trusting that all the work is inside you. It takes tremendous courage as a performer, but when you are truly inside the work, there is nothing more exhilarating. This is my happy place.

What does the future hold for you?
I’m currently performing in the phenomenal play Every Lovely Terrible Thing at Theatre Works with the most amazing creative team – I can’t wait for people to see it! After that I’m back in front of the camera working on a film and a limited series. Then I continue with this wonderful creative life with all its unique experiences and special people.

Jordan can be seen as Lachie in Every Lovely Terrible Thing by Adam Fawcett at Theatre Works, St Kilda from 29 February – 16 March 2024. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au or www.labkelpie.com for details.

Image: Jordan Fraser-Trumble (supplied)