By Inda Craig-Galván
Directed by Jade King Carroll
April 10 – May 5, 2024 | World Premiere

Leslie Wallace is a promising Black writer who has just landed her first deal with HBO. Her celebration is cut short when she gets a surprise visit from Andrew, a white man from her grad school cohort, who accuses her of plagiarizing his script. Their confrontation—and eventual uneasy alliance—forces a reckoning on representation, privilege, and who gets to tell what kinds of stories. Full of humor and complex characters, A Jumping-Off Point is a sharp and electric new play from rising star playwright and screenwriter Inda Craig-Galván. (Part of the National Capital New Play Festival)

 

Thank you to our sponsors:
The 2023-2024 Season is sponsored by Linda Ravdin and Don Shapero.

A Jumping-Off Point is sponsored by Nan Beckley and Noreen Marcus & Jay Sushelsky and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the National Capital New Play Festival is provided by the Morgan Fund at Seattle Foundation. 

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<p>Danny Gavigan (Andrew) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Danny Gavigan (Andrew) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Nikkole Salter (Leslie) and Cristina Pitter (Miriam) in<em> A Jumping-Off Poin</em>t. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.</p>

Nikkole Salter (Leslie) and Cristina Pitter (Miriam) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.

Production Photos
<p>Nikkole Salter (Leslie) and Cristina Pitter (Miriam) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Nikkole Salter (Leslie) and Cristina Pitter (Miriam) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Nikkole Salter (Leslie) and Danny Gavigan (Andrew) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Nikkole Salter (Leslie) and Danny Gavigan (Andrew) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Cristina Pitter (Miriam) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Cristina Pitter (Miriam) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Cristina Pitter (Miriam) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Cristina Pitter (Miriam) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Cristina Pitter (Miriam) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Cristina Pitter (Miriam) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Danny Gavigan (Andrew) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Danny Gavigan (Andrew) and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. 

<p>Danny Gavigan (Andrew), Cristina Pitter (Miriam), and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in <em>A Jumping-Off Point</em>. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography. </p>

Danny Gavigan (Andrew), Cristina Pitter (Miriam), and Nikkole Salter (Leslie) in A Jumping-Off Point. Photo by Margot Schulman Photography.