jump for jordan





A staged reading followed by a Q&A with the director and cast

Aspiring archaeologist Sophie left home when she was 20, much to the shame of her traditional Jordanian mother.

Three years later, losing sleep and petrified by the judgement of her visiting ‘mad Arab’ Aunt Azza, Sophie is forced to lie about her life, her career and the existence of her Aussie girlfriend, to keep up appearances for her overbearing mother. Worst of all is the fear that she is lying to herself. 
Jump for Jordan explores the common problems of many second generation Australians caught between two cultures. Like an archaeological dig, Sophie has to sift through layers of the past and present in order to find her own identity. The play explores family, race, cultural differences and expectations, love and loss. 

Donna Abela’s vibrant, funny and life-affirming play won the Griffin Award in 2013, and the AWGIE for Stage in 2015.


Creative team

Director Michael Becker

dates & times

Wed 8 May 11:30am & 7:30pm


Nisrine Amine, Shayne deGroot
Alexandra Fricot , Lucia May

Joshua Shediak, Teresa Zaidan 



One teacher free per group of 10 students

Main image: © Creative Family/Shutterstock