Genre: Drama, Festival
Written by: Daniel McCoy, Directed by: Nicole A. Watson

IGNITED STATES in association with Crosstown Playwrights are pleased to announce their production of Daniel McCoy’s ELI AND CHERYL JUMP, directed by Nicole A. Watson. ELI AND CHERYL JUMP will be performed as part of The New York International Fringe Festival at Venue#9 The Players Loft (115 MacDougal St, 3rd Floor). Performances begin August 14th and continue through August 29th.

Press are cordially invited to all performances.

Accident-prone Eli is magically shielded from death. Maybe. Mythology, personal history and recent tragic events collide in a story spanning 15 years, and 1,000 miles. When Eli and Cheryl jump it's only the beginning of their journey.

The production stars Charles Linshaw* and Cassandra Vincent*.

The production features the design team behind To Barcelona! Lighting design by David Bengali, sound design by Martha Goode, and prop design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Awards Nominee for Best Set Design--To Barcelona!). Nik Santiago is the production manager and Rebecca McBee is the stage manager.



About the Company: Ignited States

IGNITED STATES PRODUCTION COMPANY is dedicated to the production of new work that has a focus on the political, the social, and the emotional. Our goal is to bring artists of from all disciplines together, in order to tell smart stories that look at the world in new and interesting ways. We are interested in theater that tackles major issues, from politics to religion, from society at large to the inner workings of the human heart. We want our plays to be the spark of great conversation, and perhaps even greater change. Ignited States begins with a question.

Open:   08/14/09
Close:   08/30/09

Friday, August 14th at 8:45 PM
Monday, August 17th at 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 20th at 7:15 PM
Monday, August 24th at 3:15 PM
Friday, August 28th at 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 29th at 12:45 PM
Theater:   Players Loft
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Subway Info: Take the A, C, E or F train to West 4th Street

Buy Tickets Online or Call: Fringe NYC at 866-468-7619
Company: Ignited States         Official Web Site: www.ignitedstates.com

Daniel is a playwright and performer living in New York City. Eli and Cheryl Jump at FringeNYC is the first stand-alone production of a play he has written. His play Sympathy was the winner of Highwire Theatre's 2008 Testing the Line new play competition and the play was subsequently workshopped by State of Play Theatre. Other full length plays, which have received various workshops and readings, include Group, Goddamn Gorgeous Mess and Jobs and Men. His short plays, including The Downtown Daylight Project, My Three Dicks, Peek and Hell: A Reunion, have been produced across the country at such theaters as The Elephant Theatre Company in Los Angeles, Source Theatre Festival in Washington D.C., Soul Invictus Gallery in Phoenix, AZ, StageQ Theatre in Madison, WI, and at such NYC theatres as The Flea Theater, Clubbed Thumb, 13th Street Rep, No Tea Productions, and with Crosstown Playwrights at The Red Room and Gene Frankel Underground. Daniel is an ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists and can be seen many a Friday and Saturday night performing in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) at the Kraine Theatre. He is a founding member of Crosstown Playwrights and a member-at-large of the award-winning Elephant Theatre Company. He was born and raised in Portland, OR.


NICOLE A. WATSON is a director, playwright, and teacher. She was recently a guest director at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she directed a production of Derek Walcott’s Ti-Jean and His Brothers. Other credits include, Foreclosure and Just Exactly Like. She assisted on Signature Theatre’s production of The First Breeze of Summer directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. A member of the 2008 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Nicole has worked with the 52nd Street Project, the Women’s Project, the Tribeca Film Institute, Airmid Theatre, the Lincoln Institute for Arts and Education, the Working Theatre, and the McCarter First Stage Company where she directed an adaptation of Hamlet. As a teaching artist she has directed The Fantastics, an adaptation of The Odyssey, a traveling production of The Snow Queen for Urban Stage’s outreach program, and was a guest artist at Stratham Elementary School in New Hampshire where she designed a playwriting workshop based on the third grade English and History curriculum. She has a BA in History from Yale and an MA in interdisciplinary studies from NYU’s Gallatin School.