Wholehearted Production Co. (WPC) was founded by Jordan Rawlings and Lex Brown, two Chicago transplants and University of Idaho alumni. The company was created as a space to write, produce, and support both fiction and compassionate non-fiction centered around the concept of love.
WPC works to question and challenge the definitions of what love looks like in modern media- exploring the ways that humans try and fail and try again to treat each other with care- and the inherent value of that act in all its manifestations. We believe we have a responsibility to use our platform to hold space for people of all cultures, races, sexualities and genders (or lack thereof), and all those facing societal and cultural oppression in our exploration of art, mental health, and love in all its forms.
We all have stories to share, and it is our goal to share them, because stories are what connect us all in this wild, unpredictable, wonderful world.
Meet our Crew
Jordan Rawlings, co-founder
Jordan Rawlings (she/they) is an actor/writer/theatremaker, and ensemble member of Chicago’s Paper Th*atre. Originally from Eastern Washington State, she earned her BFA in Performance from the University of Idaho, where she met Lex, and studied abroad at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia before moving to Chicago. When not on stage or in front of an overly-complicated Excel spreadsheet, Jordan can be found frosting cakes cakes, talking herself out of picking up the bari sax again, or hanging out with her cat, Ned. More of her work can be found at jordanrawlings.co.
Lex Brown, co-founder
Lex Brown (she/they) is a writer, artist, and comedian who has an opinion about most things and is ready to fistfight over everything. Hopping around from Michigan to Indiana to Idaho for school, Lex earned a BA in International Studies, MA in Anthropology, and a Sociological Certificate in Diversity & Stratification along the way from Taylor University and University of Idaho, respectively. Now based in Chicago, Lex dedicates a large part of their time to making things and watching Letterkenny with their cat Rootbeer.