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 2013 by artists and educators who believe that the purpose of theatre is to create unending conversations, spark imagination, incite conscience, and elicit a visceral response. We aim to invigorate the creativity and intellect of our community by working with local emerging artists to do just that. OJP believes strongly in the communal power of great stories, dramatic ideas and the sincere engagement that audiences find in these theatrical events.  At OJP, we also believe that theatre can teach young people to empathize with others, think critically, and problem solve creatively. To us, drama is literature on its feet. Theatre uniquely combines every other art form (i.e. music, conceptual art, movement, visual art, dance, sound, etc.). We want to cultivate our community’s cultural landscape by opening access for youth to interactions with theatre as audience members, participants, and dare we even say it… critics.

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OJP Board of Directors

CEO/CMO- Randy Lopez

President- Karen Fagan

Secretary- Kimberly Hall Barlow

Treasurer- Sonja Stump

Julie Pedroza

Tom Thomas


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