It’s old news by now, but we wanted to let you know that Jump! was awarded a 2009 Theatre CA$H Grant from Theatre Bay Area. We’re honored! We’ll be using this grant to produce Liz Gjelten’s new play, Hunter’s Point, a play about fierce love and bicycles that asks: What is ‘moral treatment’ of the homeless mentally ill, and what prevents our society from providing it? True to Jump!’s aesthetic, the play will layer music and video projections to create a multi-media theatre experience that’s deeply rooted in our hometown of San Francisco.
What better way to celebrate than to gather together and drink a toast at a local watering hole? Here’s the crowd:
Jumpers gathered in fall 2009 to celebrate receiving a CA$H Grant to produce Hunter's Point.
From the left (standing), that’s Gaetana, Roberta, Bob (Roberta’s husband), Rebecca, Justin (Rebecca’s husband), Nena and Mike. Seated are Paoli (holding Lulu) and Liz — the playwright and guest of honor!
We’re looking forward to a reading of the current Hunter’s Point script on April 25, 2010 as part of Springboard V.
Tickets are on sale now!
We had our first all-company production meeting last week and hammered out a lot of details. Mike Lewis our tech director figured out an awesome way to build doors in the space which will amaze you!
We also figured out rehearsal schedules, finished casting and made sure we could fit enough chairs in the Meridian space to fit everyone who wants to attend.
The directors had paid a visit to the space earlier in the week and it’s just as beautiful as we remembered.
Keep an eye out on this space for more details as they happen. And mark your calendars for April 23, 24 and 25 when Springboard V will be upon us.
Jump’s website in undergoing some major changes… including the addition of a WordPress blog that will keep everyone up-to-date on what’s going on with Jump! Keep an eye out for posts from our members, associate artists, and the playwrights & directors involved in Springboard V, coming April 23-25 to the Meridian Gallery, San Francisco.