I am excited to appear as Dad in this production of Jump. This is my first stage production in many years and cannot wait to share this story with audiences. I have had several friends who were and are battling depression and I am glad to be helping tell a story that examines mental health awareness and how we can miss the signs that someone needs help.
I applaud Charly Evon Simpson for centering a Black family in the story while still focusing on the main issues of mental health. I am also grateful to our director, the fabulous Shannon Grounds, for helping me bring out the voice of “Dad” and show the character’s journey through his grief.
About Kyron M. Hayes
Kyron M. Hayes is an Austin-based actor and writer. Kyron has been performing in Austin theatres since 2004 and is thrilled to be making his debut with Shrewd Productions. Local theater roles include Malcolm Baldwin in “Love Verses” (Delirium Entertainment), James Thomas in “Is That Yo’ Mama” and Desmonde Mitchell in “The Hot Comb” (both by Robert King, Jr. Productions). Kyron is a co-creator and co-star in the web series “Onyx” (Delirium Entertainment). Kyron holds a BS in Psychology from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA; a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin; and is a proud company member of Delirium Entertainment. When not on stage, Kyron is a sales representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance. Many thanks to Shannon for this opportunity to stretch my stage muscles again, and also the cast and crew for their patience.