Jump

Jump is about flickering lights, vapes that fall from the sky, old homes, and a young woman who finds solace on a bridge.
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Jump

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  • National New Play Network:
    15 Jan. 2019
    Jump by Charly Evon Simpson is receiving a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are Playmakers Repertory Theatre (Chapel Hill), Milagro & Confrontation Theatre (Portland), Shrewd Productions (Austin), and Actor's Express (Atlanta).
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    4 Jan. 2019
    This play is gorgeous from beginning to end, it's no wonder it's being produced around the country. Simpson pulls you in immediately through her sparse and poetic dialogue, the rich relationships, and the deep character development. This is a play for sisters, for anyone who's ever lost someone, for people who walk on bridges, and for everyone who's considered what it'd be like to jump. I hope very much that it gets produced in a theater near me, I would love to see it fully staged.
  • Quinn Xavier Hernandez:
    3 Aug. 2018
    Breathtaking and vibrant, JUMP cycles through death, life, paranoia, certainty, grief, joy, hope, and despair seamlessly. There is such a delicate balance of poetry, visual magic, sound, and humanity that makes each page a delight. It’s full of wonder, dreamlike, and mesmerizing. If you’re looking for a play that deals intimately with human connection then look no further. #PlaywrightPlug #PlaywrightSpotlight

Character Information

  • FAY
    28,
    Black/African-American
    ,
    woman
    younger sister, hooked on her vape now that she doesn’t smoke cigarettes
  • JUDY
    31,
    Black/African-American
    ,
    woman
    older sister, still smells the lingering cigarette smoke & likes the color blue
  • HOPKINS
    late 20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    man
    a fellow bridge walker
  • DAD
    50s-60s,
    Black/African-American
    ,
    man
    lonely

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Azuka Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Chautauqua Theater Company
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Hunter College MFA Program
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    MFA Playwrights Workshop at the Kennedy Center
    ,
    2017

Production History

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship
,
2017