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

Recommended by

  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    6 Aug. 2019
    An incredibly theatrical play that does what only plays can do! This is a play about sisters and loss and family and grief and how we manage what we have to manage. There is a driving poetics at work here that thrills me on every page.
  • Maddie Thomas:
    22 Jun. 2019
    This is an absolutely beautiful piece - I was crying my eyes out by the time I was finished reading.
  • LaDarrion Williams:
    12 May. 2019
    Very beautiful and poetic. Loved every minute of it reading it. I've become a huge fan of Charly Evon Simpson.

Character Information

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