Scott Mc Morrow’s play, (before) The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam, will be part of Pegasus Theater’s TAPAS short works Festival, starting May 21 and running through June 13, 2010. It’s in lovely Rio Nido California – what better excuse for a day away!
Molly Holcomb, featured in Jump!’s recent Springboard V as Jolie in Nomy Lamm’s play Embroiled, is next appearing in TERRORiSTKA, a new play by Rebecca Bella.
TERRORiSTKA tells the true story of a young Chechen woman who attempts to flee her war-ravaged country by joining a rebel faction that trains her as a suicide bomber.
Jessica Holt (Three Wise Monkeys) is directing the play for Threshold;theatre on the verge, a new Berkeley-based theatre company that she says “was founded on the shared belief that theatremaking is alive with risk, alive with language, metaphor, material bodies, and emotional expression.”
We’re delighted to announce the world premiere of Hunter’s Point by Elizabeth Gjelten, directed by Christine Young and featuring Carlos Aguirre, Christine Rodgers and Eula Janeen Wyatt. Hunter’s Point runs for 3 weekends only beginning September 16, 2011 at St. Boniface Church Theater in the Tenderloin.
Hunter’s Point is play with music and bicycles, about fierce outsiders, the complicated love of sisters, and the meaning of home.
The play is being produced by Strange Angels Theater, in co-partnership with St. Boniface Church, the Gubbio Project (which runs a homeless shelter within that church), the University of San Francisco, and Jump! Theatre, with generous support from the Langendorf Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and from Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H Grant program.
All performances will be by donation only (no one turned away for lack of funds), and all proceeds at the door will go to support the work of the Gubbio Project.
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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.
We’ve had a very busy year behind the scenes here at Jump! – plenty of updates on our activities below!
First, congratulations to Nena St. Louis and Gaetana Caldwell-Smith on the publication of Nena’s play “Do You Want To Buy My Brain?” and Gaetana’s “Peas Porridge.” These plays are two of the first works presented by Jump! in our Springboard series of New Works, and the chapbook is avialable for $8 by emailing
Next up, Jump! is delighted to announce a reading of The Dream in Which I’m Dying, by Nicholas C. Pappas, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco. Directed by Rebecca Longworth , Nick’s play is an exploration of one soldier’s experience in Iraq and the moral questions he must confront upon his return. The play premiered at SF State’s Greenhouse series last spring, and we are thrilled to be in a partnership with Nick around developing his play.
As for production news, we are also delighted to announce the upcoming production of Hunter’s Point by Elizabeth Gjelten in June 2011 at St. Boniface Theater in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Those of you who supported the reading in March 2010 will be especially gratified to learn that this play will now have a 3 week run in June. Directed by Christine Young, Hunter’s Point is a play about bicycles, the fierce love between sisters and “moral treatment” of mental illness. Stay tuned to our website for further news and dates.
Thanks to all our supporters who have been waiting for news of our activities and who have been hanging in with us for the past few years. 2011 will NOT disappoint!
After the success of the Springboard reading of Hunter’s Point, we are doubly-triply-quadruply delighted to announce that Hunter’s Point has been chosen to be part of the Playwrights Foundation’s Bay Area Playwrights Festival in July! Congratulations Liz – we look forward to a wonderful summer working with you on the play!
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