Performance & Events

Upcoming Performances & Events

MinuVistas Open Call for One Minute Messages – June 2021.

Jump-Start Performance Co. is launching a new video streaming series, MinuVistas.  Company member and lead artist Lisa Suarez is conducting an open call for one-minute-long videos “with a message.”  Submissions are open to local and out of town communities, guest artists, friends, family, and pretty much anyone who wants to accept the challenge of creating a one-minute video. 

Videos must be family-friendly and no more than one minute long. An online MinuVistas entry form will need to be filled out. The entry form and link to submit a video can be found at 

Submission Deadline is 5 P.M, June 10, 2021.

Hosted by Suarez and Zoom director and collaborating artist Barbie Hurtado, the selected videos will be streamed on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. CDT.

To Who It May Concern, June 2021.

Jump-Start Performance Co. announces this season’s INKubator artist, Giovan Lugo, and his project, To Whom It May Concern. The show is performed by an ensemble cast led by Lugo, and will be streamed online Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, 2021 at 7:30 P.M CDT.  Admission is “choose-what-you-pay”: $0, $5, $10, $15, $20. A Zoom link to watch will be emailed after the purchase is complete. Tickets are available at For more info, call 210-227-JUMP.

To Whom It May Concern is an expression of healing by letting go of circumstances that constantly hold us back. Included is a collection of short personal videos, each written and performed by a member of the ensemble. A performance by Lugo, as Duva Lynn, tops off the show.

 Giovan Lugo (or just “Gio” because it’s short and sweet like him) is a 22-year-old 5’2” brown gay guy who has lived his entire life in San Anto. Gio puts his heart into everything he does and loves to incorporate the people he loves into his performance artwork. He believes that you can’t be your best self without your chosen family, because they will believe in you just as much as you ought to believe in yourself. That’s why Gio has incorporated his chosen family into To Whom It May Concern.  

 The cast and crew of To Whom It May Concern, include the following artists (and members of Gio’s chosen family): Jump-Start company members Sarah Tijerina and Lilith Tijerina, guests Paige Rodriguez and Rachel Ditzig, and Gio Lugo, appearing as Duva Lynn.

Regeneración: ¡San Antonio! <<< Say it like a curse by Marisela Barrera July 2021

Better Butter created by Clint Taylor August 2021

MinuVistas – One Minute Videos, 2021 pop-up showings TBA

Past Performances & Events

Pop-Up Poetry Production April 2021

Visiting Guest Artist Dennis RedMoon Darkeem April 2020 (Bronx, NY)

Performance Party XXX6: Tradionally Untriditional Jan. 2021

Brunch of Champions Dec. 2020 

Allerseelen Nov. 2020

I’ll Remember For You Sept. 2020

8 x 8 Cabaret Du Jump en Noir Aug. 2020

Tejana Rasquacha July 2020 

She Wears Bells (INKubator June 2020)

Model Talks Mar. 2020

Jessica St. John: Memories of a Drag Queen (On & Off Fred. Rd. Studio Tour Feb. 2020) 

Performance Party 35 Jan. 2020

Tejana Atomica Oct 2019

Brunch of Champion Oct 2019

Connected by Teletextile (INKubator Sept. 2019)    

8 x 8 Cabaret Du Jump – August 2019

Gaylord’s Last Happy Hour by Chuck Squier – June 2019

Payasos on Parade – April 2019

Flatbed Teatro – Westside Walkout – March 2019

On & Off FREDericksburg Rd. – February 2019

Guest Artist: Judith Sloan (Queens, NY) – February 2019 

Semana de Sueños by Eraina Porras – January 2019

Performance Party 34 – January 2019

Tejana Rasquacha by Marisela Barrera – December 2018

Brunch of Champions – October 2018 


Family Endeavors – October 2018 – September 2019
Woodlawn Elementary – October 2018 – June 2019
Bonham Academy – October 2018 – July 2019
Guest Artist: Judith Sloan – February 2019

Community Series

THE COMMUNITY SERIES (work by guest artists in our theater) includes:
INKubator, in which we select a San Antonio artist or company to create and produce a new work

ON & OFF FRED, when we present the work of a visual and/or performance artist as part of a neighborhood studio tour and art walk

8 X 8 CABARET DU JUMP, eight 8-minute performances by guests and company in an 8-foot cube

A special GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY that includes their performance and presentation of workshops for the company and community.

JUMP-START-AT-LARGE (performance that takes place anywhere but our theater) includes:

STILT-WALKERS AND PERFORMANCE ARTISTS OF JUMP-START who appear at Fiesta San Antonio parades and other surprise locations; and

FLATBED TEATRO, which brings a fresh show on a flatbed trailer to libraries, parking lots and fields around San Antonio.