"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." - Aristotle
Conceived of and founded by veteran actor, director, and teacher, Beatrice Casagran, and actor/improv comedienne, Caitlin Lopez, Ophelia’s Jump is a new theatre company in the Inland Empire that focuses on producing highly regarded, award winning works that leave audiences asking questions and discussing big ideas- theatre that invites you to leap into the drama. Our goal is to produce both creative new interpretations of classical and award winning works, and also new works by talented local and regional artists.
Ophelia’s Jump's educational mission includes developing workshops for educators in incorporating performing arts and drama into the curriculum to increase student engagement and learning.
2014 Season Brings Huge Leap Forward for Ophelia's Jump Productions!
Ophelia's Jump is proud to announce its partnership with the Pomona College Theatre and Dance Department. Beginning this 2014 Season, Ophelia's Jump will be the resident professional theatre company at Pomona College providing students with internship and master class opportunities.
Four of Ophelia's Jump's productions will take place at Pomona College venues including Seaver Theatre, the Sontag Greek Theatre, and the Allen Blackbox Theatre. The Sontag Greek Theatre, will host OJ's Midsummer Elizabethan Festival featuring The Merry Wives of Windsor and Macbeth performed in repertory by Ophelia's Jump talented company of actors. The Festival will also include crafts, roving performers, workshops and other Elizabethan fun, opening nightly 3 hours prior to each performance.
This partnership ends OJ's nomadic ways and gives it an opportunity to produce its shows at venues that match the artistic and technical needs of it's ambitious 2014 season.
The collaboration also affords Ophelia's Jump artists and Pomona College Theatre Arts faculty the opportunity to collaborate on projects and community outreach thus making Claremont a hub of serious theatrical production and innovation for the east San Gabriel and Inland Empire regions.
Ophelia's Jump will also continue its strong partnership with the iconic and venerable dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. OJ's first show of the 2014 season will take place at its new dA Blackbox Theatre space. In addition, OJ will continue to produce its Readers' Theatre Series which focuses on bringing lesser produced works to the public on a "pay what you can basis", as well as other more experimental and community based projects such as the all-female sketch comedy of Feminine Mystake, Ma at the dA, theatre for younger audiences, and new pieces by young local and regional artists.
Please visit the Upcoming Shows & Tickets page or call (909) 624-1464 to find out about the fabulous line-up of shows for 2014 and to learn how you can become a part of the most exciting theatre in the San Gabriel Foothills/IE area.
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