Shining A New Light on Theatre


Our Mission Is To:

To shine a new light on theater through peer-to-peer mentoring of young adult artists in theatrical performance and creative excellence.

Meet The Paraphrase Board

President: Paul Davis

Vice President: Melissa Siemer

Secretary: Eva Pauley

Treasurer: Kathi Lares





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Meet The Paraphrase Staff

Directors: Paul Davis

Victoria Sanchez

Andrew Marderian

Choreographer: Taylor Rhoades

Musical Director: Jerrod Unnowitz

Costumer: Valerie Rhoades

Stage ManagersVictoria Sanchez

Andrew Marderian     Sierra Gibson

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Founded 2015

Past Productions

Addams Family: A New Musical

Summer 2016

Little Shop of Horrors

Summer 205


2017 Season


Give & Take


January 13-15

at Paperwing Theater

Directed by Paul Davis


The Glass Menagerie

August 17-20

at Paperwing Theater

Directed by Andrew Marderian

Forest Theater Guild and Paraphrase Productions 

Partnering Again to Present:

Man of La Mancha


Summer 2017

at the Outdoor Forest Theater

Directed by aNDREW marderian

Summer 2017

At The Outdoor Forest Theater

Directed by Paul Davis



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Paraphrase wishes to recognize those who have constantly supported our endeavors to become who we are today

We wouldn't be here without these key partners and supporters


Forest Theater Guild

The Forest Theater Guild is one of Paraphrase's key partners. Because of them, we have been able to perform anually at the famous Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel. The Forest Theater Guild not only aided us financially and physically, they have helped us learn and grow to be better masters of our craft.

Visit the Forest Theater Guild

STAR Foundation

The Star Foundation is what made Paraphrase Productions go from idea to reality. Paraphrase Productions partnered with The Star Foundation to produce it's very first musical: Little Shop of Horrors in the summer of 2015. The Star Foundation also supports a number of our actors through their annual scolarships.

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Paper Wing Theatre Company

Paper Wing Theater Company stands as Paraphrase's first theater. The Paper Wing Theatre Company was generous enough to not only allow us to use their space for Little Shop of Horrors but also to help us finish creating a fantastic premier performance. Paraphrase hopes to continue this relationship and use Paper Wing Theatre as a venue for future performances.

Visit Paper Wing Theatre Company