Springboard V will showcase 2 programs of original works selected by Jump! during a call for artists throughout the Bay Area. Program 1 (Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24 @ 8 PM) features excerpts from Luna Negra by Scott Mc Morrow, which explores one woman's experiences with seeing psychic auras; Odile by Gaetana Caldwell-Smith, a play about an alcoholic family's dysfunction; and Submission, by Sarah Schwitkis, an engaging monologue on the challenges and joys of recovery from bipolar disorder. Program 1 also features performances of Embroiled by Nomy Lamm, a play with music about a father and his lost daughterand The Ballad of 423 and 424, Nick Pappas' short play about a reclusive writer and the woman who answers his knock.
Program 2 is the closing night of Springboard V (Sunday April 25 @ 7 PM) will feature a staged reading of Elizabeth Gjelten's Hunter's Point, directed by Christine Young, for which Jump! recently received a generous grant from the Theatre Bay Area's CA$H Program.
Hunter's Point is a multi-media play that asks: What is 'moral treatment' of the homeless mentally ill, and what prevents our society from providing it? The play layers music and video projections, 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.
Hunter's Point is an innovative, ambitious project for Jump! and was developed as a result of outreach to experienced mainstream artists with experience in developing theater with underserved populations.
All of the selected plays bring fresh voices to the theater and we are delighted to offer these works in Springboard V.
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