American premiere by Philip Himberg
Based on the film by Tomer Heymann
In Association with Stanley Buchthal and Bob and Co, Ltd
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre
March 29-April 22, 2018
This vibrant and thought-provoking musical illuminates the world of five Filipino guest workers in Tel Aviv who care for elderly Orthodox men by day—and headline a drag show by night! Based on the true story behind a 2006 Israeli documentary, Paper Dolls is a rich, unforgettable karaoke musical about the challenges that migrant workers face while yearning for citizenship. This American premiere plays as part of the 2018 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.
An American Premiere
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993 ext 2
Box Office Hours
Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.
Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.
Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.
Opening Night: Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30PM
FIRST 8 PERFORMANCES
Thurs March 29 at 8PM | Post show discussion
Sat March 31 at 8PM | Post show discussion
Sun April 1 at 3PM | Post show discussion
Sun April 1 at 7:30PM
Mon April 2 at 8PM
Tues April 3 at 7:30 | Opening night
Thurs April 5 at 11AM | Cast talkback
Fri April 6 at 8PM
Sat April 7 at 3PM | Post show discussion
Sat April 7 at 8PM
Sun April 8 at 3PM | Post show discussion
Wed April 11 at 8PM | Post show discussion
Thurs April 12 at 8PM | Cast talkback
Fri April 13 at 8PM
Sat April 14 at 3PM | Peace café
Sat April 14 at 8PM
Sun April 15 at 3PM | Post show discussion
Sun April 15 at 7:30PM
Wed April 18 at 8PM
Thurs April 19 at 8PM | Post show discussion
Fri April 20 at 8PM
Sat April 21 at 3PM | Open captions, Post show discussion
Sat April 21 at 8PM | Open captions
Sun April 22 at 3PM | Open captions, Post show discussion
Sun April 22 at 7:30PM | Open captions
Meet the Artists
Philip Himberg(Playwright) is the producing artistic director of Sundance Institute Theatre Program where he has created and overseen the developmental theatre laboratories since 1997. Under Mr. Himberg’s aegis, this nationally recognized program has successfully developed over 150 new works for the stage, including the Tony Award-winning The Light in the Piazza, Grey Gardens, 33 Variations, Passing Strange, Spring Awakening, and I Am My Own Wife, among many others. Mr. Himberg’s directing credits include the world premiere concert of William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience at Williams College and Merkin Hall in New York. He directed the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Some Men at Philadelphia Theatre Company, and most recently, Reprise/LA’s revival of Flora, The Red Menace starring Eden Espinosa. For Sundance Summer Theatre, he directed Fiddler on the Roof, Funny Girl, andDear World. He is also an author; his essay “Family Albums” appears in the Dutton anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. He is a trustee of Theatre Communications Group.
Mark Brokaw(Director) Broadway credits include Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Lyons, After Miss Julie, Reckless, The Constant Wife, and Cry-Baby. New York premieres include works by Douglas Carter Beane, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan, Craig Lucas, Nicky Silver, Simon Stephens, and Paula Vogel. His regional credits include the Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center, the Guthrie, Center Theatre Group, Steppenwolf, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab, and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. His work has also been seen on the West End, at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre, and Sydney Opera House. Mark is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre in New York and a Yale School of Drama graduate.