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Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco presents Sorya! 2014 for its 35th Anniversary

As one of the few female artistic directors of any size theater, Yuriko Doi was an innovator beyond the carefully scripted, East-West fusion work she brought to Western audiences at Theatre Of Yugen. As one of a very few classically trained female Noh and Kyogen expert practitioners, Ms. Doi developed her signature work involving the blending of other cultures with Japanese traditional theater styles in such works as Blood Wine, Blood Wedding, a Kabuki-Flamenco collaboration; Bright and Gifted, in partnership with the experimental playwright Erik Ehn and her groundbreaking Noh Christmas Carol, a Company staple for many years.

Now retired as Founding Artistic Director of the company she established in San Francisco in 1978, Doi returns to Theatre of Yugen this spring to perform in the Company’s annual SORYA! Festival. This year’s event marks the Company’s 35th year, and is presided over by the Company’s current Artistic Director Jubilith Moore.

Performers for this year’s festival are Sheila Berotti, Sheila Devitt, Yuriko Doi, Alexander Lydon, Karen Marek, Jubilith Moore and Lluis Valls.

Performance Dates: March 15-24


Posted by Roberta on March 14th, 2014 :: Filed under News

Many, many thanks!

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Huge shout out to our many generous donors for Springboard VI!
Jump! Literally could not have produced this event without the help of our wonderful donors. A.C.T. generously provided the performance space at no cost if Jump! paid for insurance. The donors below made it possible for us to purchase the insurance and use our other financial resources to pay the artists participating in Springboard VI.

Associate Executive Producer:
Kevin Kearney


Deborah Black
Gaetana Caldwell-Smith
Joanne Hudson
Carol Lashof
Rebecca Longworth
Markley Morris
Jennifer Roberts
Elizabeth Spreen

Posted by Roberta on February 8th, 2014 :: Filed under News

Closing event for Springboard VI – new play reading

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Closing event for Springboard VI – Reading of a new musical by Roberta D’Alois
Jump! is pleased to announce the final event of our 2013 Springboard VI Series of New Works.
On November 3, 2 PM Jump! will host the first public reading of a musical by Roberta D’Alois, titled If You Do, If You Don’t
The play focuses on a therapist and her deeply disturbed client, who may or may not be a serial killer.
The reading features the fine talents of
David Abad
Terry Amara Boero
Melissa Claire
and Robert Nelson
This is a reading WITHOUT music.
Admission is free and there will be a brief talkback after.
Very light refreshments will be served so please come down and join us!

Sunday Nov 3
2 -4 PM
(time change – set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!)
Costume Shop
1117 Market St at Civic Center
San Francisco CA

Posted by Roberta on February 8th, 2014 :: Filed under News

Springboard VI – 2013!

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We’re delighted that after a hiatus we’re back in November 2013 with Springboard VI, our Festival of New Works.

This year’s Festival will feature

“Applesauce” by Company member Gaetana Caldwell-Smith; “Saturday Night Man” by poet/performer Jeanne Lupton; “The Only Alone Monologues” written by Cameron Galloway and performed by Cameron and Amanda Ortmayer, and excerpts from the new performance piece “Call Me Ishwhale” by Andrea Mock, performed by Andrea Mock and Lily Weiner-Mock.
New piece to be announced later – stay tuned!

Dates are:

Friday Nov 1 2013 at 7 PM

Saturday Nov 2 2013 at 7 PM

AT ACT’s Costume Shop

1117 Market Street

San Francisco CA 94102

Posted by Roberta on February 8th, 2014 :: Filed under News

New projects for 2012

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Coming in 2012 – keep an eye on our web site for details of our next events, including new work by Scott McMorrow and Jump! member playwright Gaetana- Caldwell-Smith.

Posted by Roberta on August 3rd, 2011 :: Filed under News