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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Jump for Jordan
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'Aspiring archaeologist Lola left home when she was only 20, much to the shame of her traditional Jordanian mother. Six years later, losing sleep and petrified by the judgement of her visiting ‘mad Arab’ Aunty Azza, Lola is forced to lie about her life, her career and the existence of her Aussie partner. Worst of all is the fear that she’s also lying to herself.

'Looking deep into the heart of Sydney and beyond, 'Jump for Jordan' unpacks the experience common to countless second-generation Australians of being caught between two cultures. Sifting through shifting layers of past and present, farce and fantasy, it’s one woman’s mad, messy excavation of her own history, and her attempt to piece together the broken bits of her identity. ' (Source: Griffin Theatre website)

Production Details

  • Performed by the Griffin Theatre Company: SBW Stables Theatre. Preview: 14-18 February 2014. Season: 21 February - 29 March 2014.

    Director: Iain Sinclair.

    Designer: Pip Runciman.

    Lighting Designer: Nicholas Rayment.

    Composer: Nate Edmondson.

    Cast includes Alice Ansara.


    Scheduled for production as part of Darlinghurst Theatre Company's 2020 season.

    Production postponed, but not initially cancelled, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2013
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2017 .
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      Extent: 80p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 15 December 2017.

      ISBN: 9781760621834, 1760621838

Works about this Work

The Dig for Identity Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 February 2014; (p. 11)

— Review of Jump for Jordan Donna Abela , 2013 single work drama
Shifting Sands of Migrant Life John McCallum , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 February 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of Jump for Jordan Donna Abela , 2013 single work drama
Williamson Classic a Surprise Starter in Griffin Program Jason Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 2013; (p. 14)
Shifting Sands of Migrant Life John McCallum , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 February 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of Jump for Jordan Donna Abela , 2013 single work drama
The Dig for Identity Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 February 2014; (p. 11)

— Review of Jump for Jordan Donna Abela , 2013 single work drama
Williamson Classic a Surprise Starter in Griffin Program Jason Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 2013; (p. 14)
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