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Jump/Cut - Full Length Play, Drama

Jump/Cut

Neena Beber

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573628764

Dave, whose brilliance is being consumed by increasingly severe episodes of manic depression, is camping on Paul's couch. Paul and Karen decide to turn Paul into a documentary. The camera is on 24 hours a day, capturing up close images of his jags and torpors and their responses. How far will love, friendship and ambition take this hip trio?

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

L. Arnold Weisssberger Award for Playwriting

WINNER - L. Arnold Weissberger Award 2000
NOMINEE - Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical 2004

Three bright urbanites want to make their mark on the world. Paul, a master of irony and distance, is a hardworking film maker on the rise. His girlfriend Karen, a grad student, must get on with her thesis or find a life outside of academia. Dave, a life long buddy whose brilliance is being consumed by increasingly severe episodes of manic depression, is camping on Paul's couch. Paul and Karen decide to turn Paul into a documentary. The camera is on 24 hours a day, capturing up close images of his jags and torpors and their responses. How far will love, friendship and ambition take this hip trio?


REVIEWS

"A remarkable, absorbing, complex and intelligent play."-Variety, Read More

"Could not be more timely.... Fearlessly dives into provocative issues and ideas." -Washington Times, Read More

"Savvy, solid play ... about our fascination with victims and voyeurism, ... friendship and ambition, striving and its worth. Beber builds her characters ... carefully with efficient and graceful layers of personalities and ideas.... An accomplished piece of work structurally sound, snappily written and shot through with humor."-Washington City Paper, Read More

"Fresh and compelling ... clever and witty."-Arlington Weekly News, Read More

"A sharp, funny, heartbreaking play that just pulls you in."-Montgomery Community Television, Read More


Jump/Cut was co-produced by Theater J and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C. It premiered on February 24th, 2003 under the direction of  Leigh Silverman 
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

PAUL
DAVE
KAREN

Author
Neena Beber

Neena Beber

Neena Beber’s plays include Jump/Cut, The Dew Point, Tomorrowland, and A Common Vision, all published by Samuel French; her one-act Misreadings premiered at the Humana Festival and has been produced around the world. Recipient of an Obie Grant, a Weissberger Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, an A.S.K. Exchange to The Royal Court Theatre in London, a Sloan Commission from Cleveland Playhouse, ... view full profile

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