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Paper Trails

ensemble theatre · off the page productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America

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HEATHER KOZLAKOWSKI certified reviewer June 22, 2019
tagged as: well acted · touching · smart · funny
Three great stories, well acted, fun and touching. Dear Diary got me in the feels. Audra Leffingwell is a wonderful young actress and Young Dana is a a real treat. When Dana hugs Young Dana, something clicked. My heart cracked open. ... full review
JIM HANNA certified reviewer June 19, 2019
Three wildly different short plays that still have much in common beyond the common themes of identity, history and paper. Namely: tight direction, great grounded acting, incisive writing with beautiful touches of comedy and even melancholy throughout. A brisk, deep, thought-provoking slate of plays.... full review
BENJAMIN ROSEN certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: History · family · political · teen · lgbt
Such a great show! Funny and dramatic and poignant. ... full review
BRETT MOORE certified reviewer June 15, 2019
This was a brilliant and mostly touching trio of plays about identity and how one comes to terms with their own sense of it. The performances are tight and compelling, and the writing excellent. One of the scenes felt not quite in sync with the other two, but was well-performed and directed all the same. Amanda Noriko Newman's moving performance of "Eguchi", brilliantly penned by Isabelle Moreau, is a particularly riveting and heartbreaking standout.... full review
COLE QUIRK certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: unique · interesting · heartwarming
A unique show with three very different quick stories. Check it out!... full review
MICHAEL GORDON SHAPIRO certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: Evocative · Intelligent · sincere · funny
A trio of intelligently-written short plays, each about reflection on a character's personal, work, or familial history and its impact upon the present.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
There were three acts centered around the theme of paper and documents. The first two acts were autobiographical pieces that dealt with the search for identity of the writers (who also played themselves). The third act is also based on a true story, of Presidential archivists who must piece together the President’s ripped-up correspondence.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: well-written · personal · hilarious
"Paper Trails" was fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for humorous and touching short stories tied together by a single theme. Walking the tightrope between comedy and drama is never easy, but these three stories pulled it off so well. ... full review
EMILY BOLCIK certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: kickass women · lgbt · comedy · political
Highly recommend. Smart writing paired with great performances. ... full review
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 13, 2019
tagged as: sweet · short · well written · smart · lgbt · Brave
Paper Trails was superbly put together, rarely do you see a vignette performance where each short shines as strongly as the others. If you don't believe it is possible to craft meaningful, succinct, and poignant storytelling in less than one hour, then you need to start paying attention to this production team.... full review