Performance & Events
Upcoming Performances & Events
DRAG KING BILINGUAL STORYTIME!
INKubator Artists Present Family-Friendly Fun
Jump-Start Performance Co. is proud to present Los MENtirosos, San Antonio’s eminent drag king troupe who “Pack Puro San Anto Pride” as they continue a favorite project – offering storytime performances that include reading from a beloved, award-winning children’s book. This time, it’s We are Water Protectors. All ages are welcome! The show will take place on Friday, April 21 at 7:00 PM and Saturday April 22 (Earth Day) at 3:00 PM and will last about an hour. Jump-Start Theater is at 710 Fredericksburg Road at the corner of Ashby Place. Tickets are choose-what-you-pay at $0, $5, $10, $15 or $20 and are available at www.jump-start.org. For more info, call 210-227-JUMP(5867).
Dancing, Reading, Arte y Ganas are each part of the experience which begins as Artistic Director SirGio leads everyone in Joyful Movement. Then the children can dig into their Swag Bags which contain, among other goodies, musical instruments to be used during the performance. After a short, original poetic story and “La Indita”, a New Mexican folk song, everyone settles in for Storytime, when the book reading is brought to life by actors, dancers and musicians. As the story ends, the audience is invited to join the performers onstage for a Dance Party!
As this season’s Jump-Start INKubator guest artists, Los MENtirosos have taken advantage of the theater space by creating a visually-rich set for their show, while co-directors Joyous Windrider Jimenez and Nacho Marx bring all the theatrical elements together. Author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade, both Indigenous women, collaborated on We Are Water Protectors, an encouraging prompt to save a precious resource from harm. Their work was inspired by the Standing Rock action. The book is a Caldecot Medal winner.
Los MENtirosos promote body positivity, inclusion, self-awareness, the protection of Mother Earth and pride in Mexican and Indigenous cultures and languages. Along with counting and learning shapes and colors, pronouns and the concept of gender identity are introduced. Parents have been overwhelmingly appreciative of the sweet, simple way everything is presented. According to founders, Nacho and SirGio, “Los MEN could not be happier with the success of our mission to awaken and cultivate strength in community by engaging our youngest family members with Dancing, Reading, Arte y Ganas”.
INKubator is a Jump-Start program in which the company invites a San Antonio artist or arts collective to create a performance work, offering support in the form of a rehearsal and performance space, technical assistance, a modest stipend and the Critical Response Process.
INKubator Drag King Bilingual Story Time with San Anto’s Drag King Artists Los MENtirosos! April 21 – 22
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
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.