Ophelia's Jump Productions

Ophelia's Jump Productions Ophelia’s Jump focuses on producing works that engender thought and spark conversations.
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Conceived of and founded by veteran actor, director, and teacher, Beatrice Casagran, and actor Caitlin Lopez, Ophelia’s Jump is a theatre company 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 awar

d 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.

June 1st a truly unique, world class performance is coming to the OJP Music Lounge.  Mezzo-soprano, Audrey Babcock and F...
05/22/2024

June 1st a truly unique, world class performance is coming to the OJP Music Lounge. Mezzo-soprano, Audrey Babcock and Flamenco guitar virtuoso, Andres Vadin partner to bring you Beyond Carmen-- an homage to Bizet's Carmen that explores Carmen's Sephardic roots.

Don't miss this musical night to remember!

Tickets at: https://opheliasjump.org/ojp-music-lounge/

This is happening to arts in CA.  https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=848181220673736&set=a.554510640040797
05/22/2024

This is happening to arts in CA.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=848181220673736&set=a.554510640040797

🚨📣 Breaking News! Governor Newsom proposes a 58% cut to arts program funding in 24-25 May revise of California budget. Arts Advocates Launch Campaign Urging Governor Newsom to Reverse Arts Funding Cuts Proposed in May Revise.

While Newsom shared that “core services are protected” his proposal includes decimating 100% of the funding for implementing SB 1116, the Performing Arts Equitable Payroll Fund ($12.5 million) and 38% ($10 million) of the state arts agency or California Arts Council’s $26 million in grants to arts nonprofits.

For too long, California’s artists, tradition bearers, cultural organizations and creative businesses have carried the weight of the state’s preeminence as a cultural producer and creative economy on their shoulders alone, without adequate sustained public investment. Access to arts, culture and creative expression is a core service that delivers a multitude of public impacts. These opportunities weave the social fabric of our communities, empower individuals, engage youth, vivify places, bond groups, bridge differences and transform lives, building community health while driving over 8% of the state’s economy, supporting 847,688 jobs and generating 7.3% of state tax revenue.

California Arts Advocates with coalition partners Actors' Equity Association and Theatre Producers of Southern California will work alongside creative industry leaders and statewide advocates to urge the Governor and Legislature to recognize the drastic nature of these cuts and the destabilizing threats they pose to the livelihoods of the creative workforce and to the promise of core California values.

TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Find out more: https://www.caartsadvocates.org/news/press-release-reverse-arts-funding-cuts-proposed-in-may-revise
Send a Letter to your Reps: https://secure.everyaction.com/jDPLaTbm-0C59oel6RQxRQ2

Celebrating the best of theatre at the OC Theatre Guild Awards held at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. OC Theatre Guild ...
05/18/2024

Celebrating the best of theatre at the OC Theatre Guild Awards held at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. OC Theatre Guild

Did you know OJP's June Jump Gala "Blue Bayou" is coming up on June 15th?  Huge cuts to arts funding means your support ...
05/16/2024

Did you know OJP's June Jump Gala "Blue Bayou" is coming up on June 15th? Huge cuts to arts funding means your support is more important than ever. Come on out for a really fun night (we are entertainers, after all) and support award winning theatre in our community. ❤❤❤❤🙏

We are looking for sponsors and folks willing to donate items for our silent and/or live auction. We will promote your business on our website and tell everyone how wonderful you are!!!!

A huge thank you to our Title Sponsor-- Claremont Lincoln University!

Ticket includes.

Sunset Wine, Beer, & Cocktail reception on the Balcony at Claremont Lincoln University.
Three course dinner by Gourmet Gourmet
Silent & Live Auctions
Linda Ronstadt Retrospective Concert with performances by

Molly Billman
Janette Combs
Christopher Bryan Gomez
Caitlin Lopez
Randy Lopez
Candida Celaya
Jenny Lockwood
Liana Veratudela

Tickets are available at https://opheliasjump.org/whatsupnext/

05/16/2024

Dear friends, OJP has its June Jump Gala coming up and boy are we in need of it doing well. Reaching out into the sphere to see if there are any artists out there who would be willing to donate a piece of art for our silent or live auctions. As some of you might know, the Governor has just proposed to take back all the funding that we had gotten for SB 1116 and almost half the funding for California Arts Council which is our major source of grants so times are tough. We have to turn to each other for help. I you are willing to donate a piece, please reach out to me via pm or at [email protected].

The theater gods giveth and the theater gods taketh...We've unexpectedly lost the actor cast as Ariel/Yemayá and must re...
05/15/2024

The theater gods giveth and the theater gods taketh...We've unexpectedly lost the actor cast as Ariel/Yemayá and must recast this role for our production of La Tempestad (the Tempest). This is an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest in the original English with Spanish interlaced. The play is set on Isla de Pinos, Cuba and will feature original live music by Arturo Stable and Andres Vadin and choreography by Kati Hernández. Directed by Beatrice Casagran

Rehearsals begin May 28 and general run Mon-Thurs 10-3pm and Sat/Sun 11-4pm. Schedule differs a bit in the week prior to opening. Show runs July 12-20 at the Sontag Greek Theater in Claremont.

Casting-- woman, 25-40, Latina/x/e. Caribbean/Afro-Caribbean is a plus. Must speak Spanish, Sing, and be able to move well. Experience with afro-Cuban or Latine dance is preferred.

This is a paid position. Open to union and nonunion. Local hires only. We cannot pay transportation or lodging.

If you are interested please submit your headshot and resume to [email protected]. We will be scheduling individual audition times in the next two weeks. Sides will be provided and you will be asked to sing.

Please feel free to share. Please note most rehearsals will take place in Claremont (some dance rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles).

We are ecstatic to announce that Kati Hernández will choreograph Ophelia's Jump's Production of La Tempestad which will ...
05/15/2024

We are ecstatic to announce that Kati Hernández will choreograph Ophelia's Jump's Production of La Tempestad which will open this July 12 as part of the OJP Midsummer Shakespeare Festival in Claremont.

Below is Kati's bio borrowed from the LA Phil website. Tempestad is going to be great!

A native of Cuba, Kati Hernández grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and Afro-Cuban dance traditions. Her dance studies included Afro-Cuban and international folklore, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. These shaped her into the electrifying choreographer, educator, and dancer of today. Her knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer nationally and internationally. She launched her international career at an early age, touring throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas with renowned Cuban productions, musicians, and visual artists.

In her hometown of Los Angeles, Kati is a central figure in a large dance community. She was recently presented with a Community Leader of Excellence 2023 award honoring her artistry, work, and leadership. She is dedicated to spreading the treasures of her Afro-Cuban roots in the US. Her nationally acclaimed signature program Oricha Dance Therapy, which she is currently touring with, is a language of expression through movements and rhythms of the rich Afro-Cuban Dance diaspora. Hernández is founder of a pioneering online dance, and music program that preserves and promotes Cuban culture worldwide to create vibrant cross-cultural communities. She is also founder and artistic director of Kimbambula Cuban Dance and Music Ensemble, and co-founder of Kimbambula Productions. The latter serves as a platform to promote Cuban culture in LA where she produces annual events such as “Essence of Cuba” a paramount reunion of Afro-Cuban masters, Kati’s Cuban Ganga, and The Cuban Social.

Kati has led successful Afro-Cuban “Jam Sessions” at both Grand Park and the Ford Theater, where she served as lead choreographer for several of their programs and has also co-hosted dance workshops with the acclaimed Afro-Cuban rock band, Síntesis. More recently, Kati was artistic director for the joint production “Cuba Antes y Ahora,” at Grand Park and the Getty Museum, as well as the choreographer and cultural advisor of “Tentacion” a new production at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for LA Philharmonic’s Pan-American Youth Initiative. She has choreographed and performed in music videos including “Un Poquito de Amor Every Day” with world renowned Colin Hay and San Miguel Perez, and Iris Sandra Cepeda’s “Vete Por Donde Vinistes.”

She was featured in Spotify’s Latinx Heritage Month 2021 campaign “Aquí Siempre - Retratos de una comunidad en movimiento” spotlighted in Times Square, and is currently part of the American Heart Association’s worldwide P.S.A. “Get Down with your Blood Pressure” featured in the NY Times, national American and Spanish tv, and multiple print ad campaigns. She just finished shooting as one of the actors for short film “72” which centers around a search to belong, and the ways in which immigrants find sanctuary in community, breaking away from the pervasive limited narratives about Cubans, Latinx folks, and immigrants in general.

Kati also flows between public and academic venues, teaching dance classes, intensives and lectures at colleges, dance studios, and congresses around the country. She has worked with dance and music departments like CalArts, UC Irvine, University of Oregon, Pomona College, and is a yearly guest instructor at the top Cuban dance festivals in the nation. Kati’s work is a true illustration of her heritage and an endless celebration of Cuban Culture.

Thank you, OC Theatre Guild for a wonderful evening and recognition!
05/14/2024

Thank you, OC Theatre Guild for a wonderful evening and recognition!

The audience settles into their seats at the 2024 OCTG Theatre Awards. (Photo by Steve Leiken)Productions of “Ride the Cyclone,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Clybourne Park,” “Yellow Face,” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Garner Top Nominat...

Yep, I’m sleeping with this tonight. Thanks, OCTG colleagues for recognizing our work on this piece that I love so much....
05/14/2024

Yep, I’m sleeping with this tonight. Thanks, OCTG colleagues for recognizing our work on this piece that I love so much. OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL— NEVERMORE- the imaginary life and mysterious death of Edgar Allen Poe.

05/14/2024

Our fearless founding Artistic Director and Director of Nevermore: Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe accepting the 2024 OCTG award for Outstanding Production of a Musical!

2024 OCTG Theatre AwardsTonight, OJP walked away for two incredible awards for Nevermore: Imaginary Life & Mysterious De...
05/14/2024

2024 OCTG Theatre Awards

Tonight, OJP walked away for two incredible awards for Nevermore: Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe:

⭐️Outstanding Costume Design
⭐️Outstanding Production of a Musical

We were honored to have been nominated along side theaters that we admire, but to be awarded by our peers is the most prestigious award of all. Thank you, OCTG voters!

OJP produces high quality theatre, come support live theatre!

Thank you Alligator Wine, Both Sides Now and Kim Eberhardt for a great time at the OJP Lounge. Thanks for everyone makin...
05/12/2024

Thank you Alligator Wine, Both Sides Now and Kim Eberhardt for a great time at the OJP Lounge. Thanks for everyone making it another bright night of music and fashion!

Celebrating LA Theater and receiving a Production Design Award for our production of Sealed Orders at the 2024 Stage Raw...
05/08/2024

Celebrating LA Theater and receiving a Production Design Award for our production of Sealed Orders at the 2024 Stage Raw Theater Awards.

Coming up on May 11-- Alligator Wine and Both Sides Now!  Our friends Steve Siegel and Kim Eberhardt are teaming up in a...
04/26/2024

Coming up on May 11-- Alligator Wine and Both Sides Now! Our friends Steve Siegel and Kim Eberhardt are teaming up in a benefit concert for OJP! Thanks guys!

This is going to be a super fun night to raise money for the OJP Music Lounge, OJP Theatre and OJP College Internship programs. Tickets are only $15 (plus one drink minimum).

Wear your Tye Dyed clothing and get a free popcorn!

Tix at opheliasjump.org

We celebrate your birth today good sir!Happy birthday, Guillermo!    😁Today on Shakespeare's Birthday, we introduce you ...
04/23/2024

We celebrate your birth today good sir!
Happy birthday, Guillermo! 😁

Today on Shakespeare's Birthday, we introduce you to our fab cast for La Tempestad!

Tickets on sale now at opheliasjump.org


04/22/2024

Hey theater friends. I am looking for a choreographer for La Tempestad to choreograph afro-Cuban dance and movement. Can you point me to a wonderful Latine/a/o/x choreographer?

TONIGHT'S CONCERT WITH LISA SANDERS AND BROWN SUGAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE ROTTEN COLD BUG THAT HAS STRICKEN SEVE...
04/22/2024

TONIGHT'S CONCERT WITH LISA SANDERS AND BROWN SUGAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE ROTTEN COLD BUG THAT HAS STRICKEN SEVERAL OF US.

LISA AND BROWN SUGAR WILL BE PERFORMING AT OJP ON JULY 27 AT 7:30PM AND WILL BE PLAYING MUSIC FROM THEIR UPCOMING NEW ALBUM! TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT OPHELIASJUMP.ORG!

Coming up this Friday 4/26 7:30pm at the OJP Music Lounge!
Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar! These women got it going on!
Tickets are only $15 (plus one drink) for a great night of music.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1AJedIPtMxdnj2J06jW5up?si=B3QEXrBsSpabkN-i0i0kTA

What a show! Andrés Vadin Trio with Manuel Gutierrez
04/22/2024

What a show! Andrés Vadin Trio with Manuel Gutierrez

Couple of cancellations means we'll have a handful of tickets at the door.  First come first served.  We open a 5pm for ...
04/21/2024

Couple of cancellations means we'll have a handful of tickets at the door. First come first served. We open a 5pm for drinks and snacks. The main event starts at 6pm. See you at the OJP Music Lounge!

We are going to have a blast tomorrow evening!
04/20/2024

We are going to have a blast tomorrow evening!

Congrats to our Founding Artistic Director, Beatrice Casagran on her nomination. OC Theatre Guild
04/16/2024

Congrats to our Founding Artistic Director, Beatrice Casagran on her nomination. OC Theatre Guild

We love this.
04/14/2024

We love this.

We're honored and congrats to our fellow nominees!
04/12/2024

We're honored and congrats to our fellow nominees!

Here are the nominees for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical for 2024 OCTG Theater Awards. Congratulations to The Wayward Artist, Curtis Theatre, Ophelia's Jump Productions, and Chance Theater!
Don’t miss and get your ticket now and also don’t forget to use earlybird discount!

https://www.octheatreguild.org/octg-awards-event

Andres Vadin and his trio are fabulous.  Add Manuel Gutierrez and electricity happens.  Don't miss this unforgettable ni...
04/12/2024

Andres Vadin and his trio are fabulous. Add Manuel Gutierrez and electricity happens. Don't miss this unforgettable night of music and dance at the OJP Music Lounge on April 21st at 6pm.

Tix at opheliasjump.org

Manuel Gutierrez (Baile)Jose Cortes (cante)Andres Vadin (Guitarra)Diego Alvarez (cajon)

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Upland, CA
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