Performance & Events

Upcoming Performances & Events

ALLERSEELEN  November 6-7, 2020 at 8pm (pronounced al-er-ZEE-len) is a German term for All Souls’ Day. Company member Sheila Sisler-Currie explains, “On this day, having cleaned and decorated the gravesite, we honor our dead by sharing a big feast of the departed’s favorite foods, including a tasty adult beverage or two. The entire family relives happy memories.” ALLERSEELEN is presented from the point of view of the recently departed Mama whose spirit visits the celebration to look back on moments of significance and joy.

PERFORMANCE PARTY 36  January 2021 Jump-Start company and guest artists present 30-plus short performances in many disciplines to celebrate 36 years of performance!

ON & OFF FREDERICKSBURG ROAD STUDIO TOUR  February 2021  The work of a guest artist is exhibited at Jump-Start Theater. A performance is created in collaboration with the artist.


Past Performances & Events

Connected by Teletextile (INKubator 2020)                                                   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; and

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.