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Animals Out of Paper

Rajiv Joseph

April 20-22 and 26-28, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Studio Theatre

World-renowned origami artist Ilana Andrews is in a funk. Her husband has left her, her three-legged dog has run away, and she suffers from a bad case of folders block. She reluctantly opens her studio to Andy, an energetic high school teacher (who literally counts his blessings), and his teenage hip-hopping origami prodigy. They find that life and love cannot be neatly arranged in this funny, poignant play about finding the perfect fold. Written by the author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Animals Out of Paper received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for “Outstanding Play” in 2009.

Directed by Jennifer Loia Alexander

Assistant DirectorKatleyn Smith
Scenic DesignerChristina Robinson
Lighting DesignerJazmine Floyd
Costume, Hair/Makeup DesignerCaitlyn Spires
Sound DesignerChristie Beckmann
Origami Design CoordinatorJim Ream
 Giant Hawk - designed and folded by Susan Thomas and Brian K. Webb
 Hissing Cockroach - designed and folded by Philip Kuhns
 Tarantula - designed and folded by Brian K. Webb
 Amazonian Frog - folded by Susan C. Thomas
 T-Rex - folded by Jordan Smith
Other models folded by IRON Folders
(Indianapolis Regional Origami Network of Folders)
 Aaron Hughey, Jim Hughey, Miles Parnell, Mary Sommer
Additional origami folded by Jen Alexander, Jim Ream, Kylie Welker
 and students in THE 150 Theatre Production
PropsArianne Villareal
Technical DirectorFritz Bennett
Assistant Technical DirectorJacki Andersen
Stage ManagerAlexis Damron


IlanaKyrsten Lyster
AndyRoss Percell
SureshJosh Wright


Assistant Stage Manager/Deck CaptainNate Coder
Construction CrewCharles Benberry
 Elise Campagna
 Daryl Hollonquest
 Kyle Mishler
 Nathan Pellow
 Abel Watson
Costume SupervisorAlycia Riley
Costume Construction CrewAshley Clark
 Kelly Pendleton
 Andrea Petro
 Laraithon Williams
Props CrewKylie Welker
Scenic ArtistIndia Van Camp
Paint CrewCassie Cutshaw
 Abby Fisher
 Ashleigh Skaggs
Master ElectricianMelinda Arthur
Electrics CrewShane Chartier
 Jason Gill
 Michael Howard
 Bert Ross
 Anna Wieseman
Run CrewMelinda Arthur
 Nathan Pellow
 Abel Watson
Wardrobe CrewKelly Pendleton
 Andrea Petro
Light Board OperatorWilliam Schnabel
Sound Board OperatorTony Minott
House ManagerRachel Mola

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