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 – Kimberly Hall Barlow

Vice President– Karen Fagan

Secretary – Chuck Thompson

Treasurer – Sonja Stump

Julie Pedroza

Beatrice Casagran, ex oficio

Caitlin Lopez, ex oficio

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair– James Weaver

Krista Carson Elhai

Robert Fass, Jr.

Charles Doskow

Emily Moultrie

Sal Guerrero 

Karen Rosenthal

        

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.

2012

 

August: Osage County

by Tracy Letts  

 

2013

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

2014

Season 2

 

 

Boston Marriage

by David Mamet

Eurydice

by Sarah Ruhl

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

33 Variations

by Moisés Kaufman 

2015

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

Honky

by Greg Kalleres

2016

Season 4

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike

by Christopher Durang

Tribes

by Nina Raine

Othello

by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

The Electric Baby

by Stefanie Zadravec

2017

Season 5

Quilters

by Barbara Damashek & Molly Newman

A Behanding in Spokane

by Martin McDonagh

Orphans

by Lyle Kessler

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

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)

2018

Season 6

In the Next Room

(or the vibrator play)

by Sarah Ruhl

Wit

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

 

2019

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

Pericles

by William Shakespeare

Stupid Fucking Bird

by Aaron Posner

It’s a Wonderful Life the Radio Play

by David Mamet

 

2020

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.