A theatrical educator, actor, director, and producer, Beatrice co-founded Ophelia’s Jump Productions in 2012 with a mission to produce works that get audiences talking and invite them to leap into the drama. Since that time Ophelia’s Jump has grown from an itinerant company renting space at clubs, galleries, and other theaters to an established and critically acclaimed non-profit theatre company with its own intimate theater space in Upland. Ms. Casagran has led Ophelia’s Jump in groundbreaking endeavors such as the launching of the annual Claremont Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, which takes place at the Sontag Greek Theater on the campus of Pomona College each July. Ophelia’s Jump was honored as the Claremont Non-Profit of the Year for 2016. In addition to her duties as Founding Artistic Director for Ophelia’s Jump Productions, Beatrice is the Theatre Program Director at Diamond Bar High School.