Albany Civic Theater announces auditions for “Jump” by Charly Evon Simpson. Directed by Ellen Cribbs.

Audition dates: Monday, Nov 7th and Tuesday, Nov 8th at 7pm at Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave, Albany

Show dates: February 3rd – 19th 2023 (Friday – Sunday performances)

Rehearsals will start in December, with a long break for the holidays.

Roles available:

FAY – a 28 year old black woman working through the mourning process after losing her mother.

JUDY – a 31 year old black woman. Fay’s older sister.

DAD – a 58 year old black man. Fay and Judy’s Dad, who is not doing well.

HOPKINS – a man in his late 20s who is working through depression. Open ethnicity.

Synopsis: 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 that touches on grief, depression, suicide, and the magic of hope in the midst of loss.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play. If you would like to see the audition sides before auditions, please email the director, Ellen Cribbs, at for digital copies. 

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