Friday, November 15, 2013

(*) Jump-Start Performance Company Moves to Smaller Space in Beacon Hill, San Antonio

San Antonio Express-News

Booted from Blue Star, Jump-Start lands in Beacon Hill

By Deborah Martin : November 14, 2013

Jump-Start Performance Company San Antonio TX
(photo: Helen L. Montoya)
Jump-Start Performance Co. has found in Beacon Hill its new home. 

The theater company learned in April that its lease at the Blue Star Arts Complex in Southtown would not be renewed. After looking at about 10 spaces, it has landed at a one-time artist's studio at 710 Fredericksburg Road, and are renting it from artist Rolando Briseño.

Jump-Start plans to announce its new home at a press conference Friday. The company also will announce changes to its programming approach and in its leadership structure.

“We're really happy to be in the neighborhood, because it's a revitalized neighborhood,” said Felice Garcia, the company's technical director, who will be overseeing much of the move into the new space.

Jump-Start has been based at the Blue Star Arts Complex for nearly 20 years. It plans to have its administrative offices moved out completely by Christmas. Its final performance in the space will be “Performance Party,” its annual New Year's show/party/fundraiser, on Jan. 11.

The company has a one-year commitment to the new space, said Erik Bosse, who handles the company's public relations.

“I'm very excited that Jump-Start is moving there,” Briseño said.

The company's new neighbors include a ceramics studio, Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery and the Uptown Studio, which offers dance classes and other arts-oriented activities.

Read more at Arts Beat,

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