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A multimedia,theatre production investigating the global interest in the Golden Gate Bridge as a suicide destination.
66 backers pledged $3,940 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO WE ARE:

We are an interdisciplinary group of artists developing an expressionist multimedia, theatre production investigating the global interest in the Golden Gate Bridge as a suicide destination. Jump: A Love Story, inspired and devised by the works of William Shakespeare, resurrects Ophelia, Juliet and Cleopatra as a triad of seagulls highlighting the poetic stream of consciousness of an unnamed man determined to take the jump.

To learn more about who we are,  visit us at http://jumplovestory.wordpress.com/

To watch our production videos, visit us at http://vimeo.com/user5518495/videos

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jump-A-Love-Story/191452540890869

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jumpalovestory

WHERE YOUR DONATIONS WILL GO:

In a perfect world theatre would be free to produce, but unfortunately this is not the case. Please know that your money contributions will provide our design team with a budget for costumes, props, lights etc. If not for the designers, please consider the poor starving actors of the world. It would be quite an accomplishment if we could at least feed them from time to time. 

Funding is all-or-nothing, so we must raise our full $3,500 in 90 days to move forward with this project! If we don't make our goal, any and all donations will not be charged.

Excerpts from: The Decision to End it All

Though suicide is historically a universal phenomenon, hundreds of the self-destructive seem to flock to specific locations. One such location is the Aokigahara forest located behind Mt. Fuji in Japan. Also known as the “sea of trees.” Since it opened to the public in the 1950’s, the Aokigahara forest has been the site of approximately 500 suicides, ranking it as the second most popular suicide landmark in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge, since its completion in 1937, has been the site of an estimated 1,300 suicides. Statistically, the ratio of male jumpers to female jumpers is 3:1. In the last fifteen years alone, the Golden Gate Bridge has seen the death of four accountants, two custodians, a welder, a child psychologist, and a funeral director. -Nelene DeGuzman

Unanswerable Question:

What responsibility do we bear as artists and as a community to expose the act beyond a statistic reference? Are the Golden Gate Bridge suicides occurring because of impulsive haste (i.e. accessibility), or are the suicides perhaps only the symptom of a greater and unanswerable phenomenon?

CREW

Mario El Caponi Mendoza: Director, Writer 

Alandra Hileman: Assistant Director, Stage Manager 

Julien Elstob: Set Design, Lighting Design 

Jessie Chaffin: Set Design, Prop Design

Nelene DeGuzman: Director's First Dramaturg

Nick Poulos: Sound Design, Multimedia Design 

Liz Weston: Costume Design 

Alex Peri: Marketing, Assistant Playwright 

Elizabeth Ware-Martin: Assistant Stage Manger 

Michael Miller: Photography, Videographer 

Evan Winchester: Creative Consultant 

CAST

Casey Robbins - The Young Man

Dennice Cisneros - The Animatronic Voice

Pasi Eltit - Juliet

 Molly Rose Kathleen Clancy - Ophelia

 Sam Jackson - Cleopatra

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