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


See what people are saying!


2019 Season

God of Carnage

Jul 19-21

Our Town

Oct 11-13


Next to Normal

Aug 8-25


December 5-29

tICKETS & Subscriptions

Pippin Dress Rehearasl-1842 (1).jpg

Get Involved


Upcoming Events

Emma s Lighting Portfolio Hunchback Part 1-Emma s Lighting Portfolio H-0017.jpg




Paraphrase Productions is thankful for support from the following community partners:


Paper Wing Theatre Company

Paper Wing Theater was the venue of Paraphrase's first production! 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 create a fantastic premiere performance. Our partnership continued with the 2017 Emerging Artists Program play The Glass Menagerie, the 2019 EAP play God of Carnage and summer 2019's main stage musical Next to Normal.

Visit Paper Wing Theatre Company

Special Kids Connect

Special Kids Connect supports children with developmental disabilities and their families by connecting resources, empowering parents, and offering recreational programs for children that promote social skill development and inclusion in community settings.  Paraphrase Productions has had the honor of partnering with Special Kids Connect for two seasons to put on the REACH, Move & Sing class. Actors with many different abilities joined together to experience the fun, friendship, and joy that comes from practicing theatre.

Visit Special Kids Connect


ybr logo.jpg

Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop

The Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop is a unique, upscale store that sells gently used items and returns the net proceeds to Monterey area charities and scholarships. Over its 30 years, Yellow Brick Road have donated nearly $6 million to Monterey County nonprofits. We are pleased to announce that Paraphrase Productions has recently been awarded a generous grant from the Yellow Brick Road to support our work. This gift is a big tribute to what Paraphrase has done so far and will help with future programs and productions!

Visit the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop