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Animals Out of Paper - Full Length Play

Animals Out of Paper

Rajiv Joseph

Full Length Play

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822223351

When a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teenage pro…

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"Mr. Joseph's observant, pitch-perfect script…is really quite ambitious, dealing ruthlessly…with the fragility of happiness, the tragedy of impulsiveness and the tenuousness of hope." —NY Times. "Whether they end poorly or well, relationships always leave a mark, like a new memory, etching a groove into our brains. That's a familiar idea, but Rajiv Joseph makes it feel fresh. In ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER, he begins with a quirky comedy and transforms it into a melancholy reminder that close friends make the worst messes. His journey from one extreme to the other…is surprising and specific, pulling honest insights out of unusual situations." —Variety. "…an exhilarating way to examine the tough subjects of loss, pain, and the balm of creativity…In this wise and richly layered work, the practice of origami…operates as a metaphor for numerous thing—from crafting a meaningful life out of positive and negative components to Joseph's snazzily extruding art out of raw, often corrosive ideas." —TheaterMania.com. "You'll find plenty to educate and charm you in Rajiv Joseph's delicately explosive new play ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER…sharp-edged exploration…searingly simple, but richly satisfying, drama." —Talkin' Broadway.


2m, 1f

Rajiv Joseph

Rajiv Joseph

Rajiv Joseph’s play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and also awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts. His play Guards at the Taj was a 2016 Obie Winner for Best New American Play and 2016 Lucille Lortel Winner for Best Play. His play Archduke, received its World Premiere this spring at the Mark Taper ... view full profile

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