Auditions: Jump

by Charly Evon Simpson
Produced by: David Marshall
Directed by: Kandace Crystal

Audition Dates & Times: Sunday Jan. 30 and Monday Jan. 31, 7pm-9pm
Audition Venue: Via Zoom
Callbacks, by invitation (if needed): Feb. 6

Rehearsals dates to be determined based on cast availability
Tech week: April 2-7

Performances: April 8-24 (Fri-Sat @ 8 pm, Sun @ 2 pm)
Venue: Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S Kalmia St.

This is a non-equity, volunteer position.

In order to ensure the safety of the production, we are requiring that everyone involved be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Patio Playhouse encourages diversity and prioritizes safety in their productions. For more info please read our Policies and Procedures on Diversity, Inclusion, and Consent:

Audition Preparation: Submit headshot and resume via email to Please also provide a list of schedule conflicts between auditions and show opening. Please also give a preferred time for audition. You will be sent a time and date along with a Zoom link for your audition. Please have prepared a dramatic contemporary monologue from a published play.

Note: This is an ensemble piece. Cast will be on stage throughout the show; including moving lightweight set and prop pieces as appropriate.

As Fay copes with the death of her mother and loss of her childhood home, she seeks solace by visiting the bridge her mother took her to as a child. There she meets Hopkins, who walks the bridge as a balm for his own grieving. JUMP is a play full of flickering lights, vapes that fall from the sky, and the magic of hope in the midst of loss.


2 black woman, 1 black man, and a man of any race

28, Black, woman, younger sister, hooked on her vape now that she doesn’t smoke cigarettes
Can be played by: Age: 20s, 30s Race/Ethnicity: Black, African, Caribbean, or African American 
Gender: Female

31, Black, woman, older sister, still smells the lingering cigarette smoke & likes the color blue
Can be played by: Age: 30s 
Gender: Female

Late 20s-30s, Any, Male A fellow bridge walker.
Can be played by: Age: 20s, 30s
Race/Ethnicity: Any race/ethnicity 
Gender: Male

50s-60s, Black, Male. Lonely.
Can be played by: Age: 50s, 60s. 
Race/Ethnicity: Black, African, Caribbean, or African American. 
Gender: Male

COVID-19 Notice:
The health and safety of our volunteers is the utmost priority of Patio Playhouse. All cast and crew will follow procedures and guidelines to ensure their safety.

Jump is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.