Jump! Theatre Company theatre company producing new works addressing mental illness

March 16, 2010

Hunter’s Point by Elizabeth Gjelten

Filed under: — Rebecca @ 2:21 pm

The closing night of Springboard V will feature a staged reading of Elizabeth Gjelten’s Hunter’s Point, directed by Christine Young.

Jump! recently received a generous grant from the Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H Program to develop and produce Hunter’s Point, and the full production is scheduled for 2011.

Hunter’s Point is a multi-media 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? Layering music and video projections, Hunter’s Point juxtaposes realistic dialogue with the language of dreams, and grounds poetic and experimental theatrical techniques in an accessible story with vivid characters and settings that are deeply rooted in San Francisco.

Please join us at Springboard V on April 25 at 7pm to share your thoughts on this work-in-progress, and enjoy a special evening of light refreshments.  All proceeds will benefit Jump!’s ongoing work to develop new plays telling authentic stories of mental illness from a variety of perspectives.

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