Directing Mentorship

Mentees in the Directing Mentorship will receive one-on-one collaboration and instruction from Paraphrase Productions' Directors Andrew Marderian and Paul Davis. In this course, mentees will learn how to effectively direct a musical, work in a professional theater enviroment, harness their own creativity and translate ideas into reality. Finishing off the course, mentees will have the opportunity to oficially direct a play they slelect that will be performed at the end of the summer at the Wharf Theater.

Required Texts

The below texts will be used throughout the mentorship program.

Meet Your Mentor


Paul Davis is the founder and executive director of Paraphrase Productions. He fell in love with directing in high school and hasn't been able to stop ever since. His goal is to empower new directors to begin to reach the potential that lies within them. Paul has directed many shows with Paraphrase Productions and is also currently working for the Forest Theater Guild to direct Into the Woods at the Forest Theater. He is currently attending BIOLA University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Theater.