Jump/Cut

by  Neena Beber

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

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 Dave into a documentary. The camera is on 24 hours a day, capturing up-close images of his jags and torpors and their responses. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    L. Arnold Weisssberger Award for Playwriting

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Three bright urbanites want to make their mark on the world. Paul, a master of irony and distance, is a hardworking filmmaker on the rise. His girlfriend, Karen, a grad student, must get on with her thesis or find a life outside of academia. Dave, a lifelong 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 Dave into a documentary. The camera is on twenty-four 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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Accolades

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

Reviews

REVIEWS

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

"Could not be more timely [...] Fearlessly dives into provocative issues and ideas." - The 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

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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Casting

2m, 1f

PAUL
DAVE
KAREN

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Authors

Neena Beber

Neena Beber’s plays include Jump/Cut, The Dew Point, Tomorrowland, and

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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 

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