Shining A New Light on Theatre

Founded 2015


Our Mission:

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


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2019 Season

“Let me Entertain You” : A Broadway Revue - January 2019

Emerging Artists Program Play - July 2019

Next to Normal - August 8-25, 2019

RENT - December 12-29, 2019

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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.

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S.T.A.R. Foundation

The S.T.A.R. Foundation is what brought Paraphrase Productions from idea to reality. Paraphrase Productions partnered with The S.T.A.R Foundation to produce its very first musical: Little Shop of Horrors in the summer of 2015. In addition to their initial support, The S.T.A.R. Foundation has continued to aid Paraphrase in it's growth through grants for ticket subsidies and purchasing various equipment. The S.T.A.R. 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. Our partnership continued with our 2017 Mentorship Program show The Glass Menagerie, performed at Paper Wing Theatre. Paraphrase hopes to continue this relationship in future seasons.

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Arts Council for Monterey County

The Arts Council for Monterey County is the very first grant organization to support Paraphrase Productions. Their grant for $4,500 has gone toward our 2017 Season. Our success is greatly due to the Arts Council for Monterey County.

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