Jordy Pordy
Growing Up Jordy Pordy explores the inner life of a young Jewish man teasing out the shape of his religious identity, the complexities of family relationships, and the inner workings of life as a baseball team mascot. The performance is a radically honest confession on the part of a remarkable young man.”
Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman, Congregation B’nai Emunah, Tulsa, Oklahoma

“Fantastic! One of the best shows I have ever seen. Herskowitz has a real winner on his hands.”
Ken Levit, Executive Director, The George Kaiser Family Foundation

Growing Up Jordy Pordy is a stunning one-man show of Herskowitz’s life. Amid a tumble of recollections, we learn about Herskowitz’s family and particularly his brother, Richie. We discover his ambition to be a mascot, share his many humorous life moments and warm to his memories of his younger brother. I would recommend this play to people of all ages. It’s a true to life testament of transplantation and organ donation and what it means to be a family.”
Samantha Volschenk, Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa

“I loved every second of Growing Up Jordy Pordy—I loved it even more the second time I saw it!”
Ann Zimmerman, Wall Street Journal

“I am awed by Herskowitz’s creativity, maturity, poise, and professional talent.”
Professor Marguerite Chapman, The University of Tulsa
“Herskowitz’s commitment, vision, and mission are models to others.”
Mike Seely, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank

“What makes Growing Up Jordy Pordy so remarkable is that it takes the themes we all struggle with—religion, family, the future—and turns them into a cohesive story. It is acceptable now to admit to these incoherent daily puzzles, and you leave inspired to create your own masterpiece from the rubble as eloquently as Herskowitz does.”
Sophie Simkin, Northamptom, Massachusetts

Growing Up Jordy Pordy is a production full of heart. From start to finish, Herskowitz fills the stage not only with wonderful storytelling but with charisma, comedy and sheer emotion. I had the pleasure of working with Jordy Pordy Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009, and production company’s success lies in its founder, whose dedication and unfloudering passion has meant that in two short years he has achieved successful shows in the US, UK and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I have no doubt that Herskowitz will continue his mission with great success.”
Katie Harper, Event Coordinator, 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Growing Up Jordy Pordy is organized, witty, hilarious, informative, tear-jerking, enlightening, inspirational, and well-executed.”
Ndumiso Khumalo, Johannesburg, South Africa

"Growing Up Jordy Pordy is a triumph. The acting is phenomenal and the performance is  poignant, funny, and moving. I am proud of Herskowitz for this professional milestone in his life."
Rabbi William Gershon, Congregation Shearith Israel, Dallas, Texas