Performance & Events

Upcoming Performances & Events

Summer Workshop Series July – Sept. 2022

Summer Workshop Series info:

Rhythm and Rhyme with VOCAB and Nick Blevins. Fri – Sat. Aug. 26 – 27, 2022.  6:30 – 9:00 PM

Two sessions of creative writing workshops that include performances by the lead artists, a break out session of brainstorming on topics that include overcoming trauma, anecdotes about heritage and family rituals, or personal stories of identity that include upbringing and rights of passage. Participants will create narratives written in the style of poetry and prose set to music composition and recited in spoken word performance.

Better Butter – The Writing Workshop with Sarah Tijerina and Clint Taylor. .

Sept. 21 – 22, 2022, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Tap into and write in your most authentic voice. Participants will pull from their lived experiences and create and perform their own original work that will be devised in the workshop

Fundamental Elements of Femme Vogue Performance with Antonio “AKASHA” Padron, July 13, 2022, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

A dance workshop going over the fundamental elements of vogue femme performance and ballroom history. Participants will also learn a short choreographed routine.

8 X 8 Cabaret du Jump: Meteoros  Aug. 13, 2022

It’s back, baby! This year the eight foot Cube features 8 eight-minute creative performances back on the Jump-Start stage. The show will take place on August 13, 2022 at 8:00 PM during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The meteor shower gets its name from Perseus, the constellation where the meteors seem to originate from. And, while it might be difficult to watch the shower from your front porch, you can catch a smashing performance of 8 Shooting Stars taking the Jump-Start stage.

As one of our longest traditions in the company, 8×8 serves as a platform for San Antonio’s finest community legends and up and coming artistas. We are thrilled to be showcasing a night of teatro, performance, drag, dance, music, y quien sabe que! The evening will be hosted by Duva Lynn and feature: Karma Korture, Florinda Flores-Brown, Jac Que, Robin and Carlos Bernal, Holly Nanes as Sofia the Clown and Sal Salcedo, Elias Flores III with Sweet Paloma and Zombie Bazaar Panza Fusión. 8 X 8 CABARET DU JUMP 2022 is curated by company members Clint Taylor, Sarah Tijerina, Lilith Tijerina and community artist Gio Lugo. 


Senior Play: Growing Old Ain’t for the Faint of Heart by Kimberlyn Montford and Chuck Squier Oct. 30 – Nov 6, 2022

SENIOR PLAY follows four residents and their art therapist in an assisted living facility as they each navigate frailties, frustration and love.

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.