Ophelia’s Jump Productions

Leap Into Theatre!

Ophelia’s Jump is a non-profit regional theatre company based in Claremont and performing in Claremont and Upland. Ophelia’s Jump Productions was founded in 2012 by women and queer artists and educators who believe that the purpose of theatre is to create unending conversations, spark imagination, incite conscience, and elicit a visceral response. OJP aims to invigorate the creativity and intellect of our community by working with local and regional artists to tell compelling stories and educate new generations of theatre lovers. OJP believes in centering the stories of diverse voices and the work of diverse artists. OJP believes that presenting under-represented points of view promotes empathy between people of differing backgrounds, engenders critical thinking, and encourages creative problem-solving. We want to cultivate our community’s cultural landscape by opening meaningful access to theatre for all by removing or reducing socio-economic, physical, and language barriers.


OJP Board of Directors

CEO/CMO – Randy Lopez

President – Karen Fagan

Vice President – Duane Bidwell

Secretary – Jean Collinsworth

Treasurer – Chuck Thompson

Kimberly Hall Barlow

Jay Faisca

Judd Johnson

Iraj Isaac Rahmim

Sonja Stump

Beatrice Casagran, ex oficio

Caitlin Lopez, ex oficio



Chair– James Weaver

Andy Dale

Krista Carson Elhai

Robert Fass, Jr.

Charles Doskow

Emily Moultrie


Beatrice Casagran

Producing Artistic Director



Caitlin Lopez

 Associate Artistic Director


Ophelia’s Jump’s THEATRE FOR GOOD program seeks to partner with local non-profits to help them raise funds. This March, OJP was able to raise $778 through per seat contributions and donation collections conducted at performances of “Wit” by Margaret Edson. Megan’s Wings supports families with children who have cancer providing financial, in kind and quality of life assistance.



OJP in Our Community

Theatre for Good

Through the Theatre for Good Program, OJP partners with community organizations to help raise funds for a variety of important causes.  

  • In 2017, Ophelia’s Jump donated over $2700 in tickets and merchandise to 12 different educational and community organizations in Claremont, Upland, and the surrounding communities. Recipients included but are not limited to Claremont High School, Sycamore Middle School, Diamond Bar High School, Uncommon Good, Inland Valley Repertory Theatre, Upland Community Foundation, Claremont Kiwanis, Upland Women’s Club, Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Casa Colina, and Foothill Aids Project, Relay for Life and Claremont Community Foundation.
  • Each summer Ophelia’s Jump provides free tickets to the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival to underprivileged families and students.
  • Ophelia’s Jump provides educational presentations and information about producing Shakespeare’s works, running a non-profit theatre and related topics for local clubs, educational institutions and community organizations.
  • Ophelia’s Jump mentors students from the Integrated Business Program at the University of La Verne.
  • Ophelia’s Jump hosts workshops and meetings in its studio for community organizations.
  • Ophelia’s Jump partners with other non-profit organizations and educational organizations to distribute materials, provide advertising and engage in fundraising for causes connected to the production season and/or to OJP’s artistic and educational mission.
  • In 2014, Ophelia’s Jump founded the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival which has become a summer tradition and brings visitors from Southern California and several states to Claremont each July.
  • Ophelia’s Jump provides theatre education classes and workshops to community youth and adults.
  • Each summer Ophelia’s Jump provides free booth space for community non-profits who want to participate in the Shakespeare Festival pre-show picnic and events.
  • During the summers of 2016 and 2017, Ophelia’s Jump hosted Priceless Pets at the Shakespeare Festival and showcased their work at a festival adoption event.



August: Osage County

by Tracy Letts  



Season 1

[title of show]

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen Book by Hunter Bell

Time Stands Still

by Donald Margulies

Clybourne Park

by Bruce Norris

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia

by Edward Albee


Season 2



Boston Marriage

by David Mamet


by Sarah Ruhl


by William Shakespeare

Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

33 Variations

by Moisés Kaufman 


Season 3

Ruthless! the Musical

Music by Marvin Laird, Book & Lyrics by Joel Paley

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus

by William Shakespeare


by Greg Kalleres


Season 4

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike

by Christopher Durang


by Nina Raine


by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

The Electric Baby

by Stefanie Zadravec


Season 5


by Barbara Damashek & Molly Newman

A Behanding in Spokane

by Martin McDonagh


by Lyle Kessler

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare


by William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield

Building the Wall

by Robert Schenkan (staged reading)


Season 6

In the Next Room

(or the vibrator play)

by Sarah Ruhl


by Margaret Edson

To Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens

by Tennessee Williams

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet

An ASL Love Story

by William Shakespeare

Short People 

by Caitlin Lopez, Samuel Forbes, Janelle Kester, Alex Herrera, & Brandon Thresher

The Anarchist

by David Mamet

Bad Jews

by Joshua Harmon



Season 7

Venus in Fur

by David Ives

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

by John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett

Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare


by William Shakespeare

Stupid Fucking Bird

by Aaron Posner

It’s a Wonderful Life the Radio Play

by David Mamet



Season 8

Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf

by Edward Albee


The rest of our wonderful 2020 season has been canceled due to COVID 19.

Red by John Logan

Sick by Zayd Dhorn

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse

We look forward making live theatre again when it is safe for our audience, our artists, and our staff.  Stay well.