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February 8, 2014

Springboard VI – 2013!

Filed under: News — Roberta @ 2:21 pm

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

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August 3, 2011

New projects for 2012

Filed under: News — Roberta @ 10:50 am

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.

New projects and continuing work for 2011-2012

Filed under: News — Roberta @ 10:43 am

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.

For tickets or more information on performances and dates please go to


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.

January 15, 2011

Jump! starts 2011 with a bang!

Filed under: News — Roberta @ 8:38 am

News from Jump! Theatre for 2011

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!

Roberta D’Alois

Producing Artistic Director, Jump! Theatre

May 13, 2010

Hunter’s Point by Jump! Member Liz Gjelten to be featured in Bay Area Playwrights Festival!

Filed under: News — Roberta @ 1:26 pm

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!
For more info and details (to be posted soon) go to


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