Le Griffon
by Jump-Start Performance Company

Jun. 17 - Jun. 19, 2022

(via Jump-Start Peformance Company)Jump-Start Performance Co. will mount a revival of Sterling Houston’s Le Griffon. Based on Houston’s novella of the same title, Le Griffon is set in early 1800s New Orleans and reinterprets the classic tale of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. A “creature” is created by white doctor François Le Favorite using body parts from free and enslaved men of color.

Steve Bailey, who directed the premiere of Le Griffon at Jump-Start Theatre in 2000, returns to San Antonio to direct and reimagine this feature production of the festival. 


Le Griffon Artists:

Mark Riojas – François Le Favorite

Aralyn Hilliard - Paulette

Isaiah Robinson – Le Griffon

Tiffany Caliste – Tante Honorée

Darcell Andre Bios – Ahmad / Hermit

Christina Casella - Elizabeth

Pamela Dean Kenny – Madame John / Mrs. Poole 

Lisa Suarez – Claude / Gendarme / Hunter

Marisela Barrera – Capt. Beauchamp / Hunter


Sterling Houston – Playwright, Sound Design

Steve Bailey – Director, Lighting Design

Holly Nañes – Stage Manager / Assistant Director

Michael Verdi – Video Design

Sandy Dunn – Transition Movement Design (after S.T. Shimi)

Kim Corbin - Costume Design

Marcus Cerda & John McBurney – Makeup and Hair Design

Sheila Sisler-Currie – Set, Props /Costume Construction / Projections Operator

Annele Spector - Sound Board Operator

Scott Richter - Light Board Operator



Jump-Start Performance Co. is dedicated to the discovery and support of new ideas in arts and arts education. By encouraging visionary thought and non-traditional approaches. Jump-Start is committed to the creation of art that is a lasting voice of diverse cultures and communities.

Le Griffon
by Sterling Houston
Jump-Start Performance Company

June 17 - June 19, 2022
Jo Long Theatre, Little Carver Civic Center
226 N. Hackberry St.
San Antonio, TX, 78202

Performances are at the Little Carver Theatre located at the Carver Community Cultural Center on June 17-19, 2022.


(via Jump-Start Performance Company)