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Paper or Plastic

This teenage romance explores the journey two teens take in search of something real.

A beautifully-messy story, PAPER OR PLASTIC is about two high school teens — Paige, a charming young woman who comes from an affluent family; and Gabe, a conflicted boy from a middle-class, suburban family — who are in search of some sense of “normal” in their lives.

In the middle of it all, Paige’s best friend Xander — a young trans boy who has secretly fallen in love with her, unbeknownst to her — feels heartbroken at the thought of losing her, not only to an untimely graduation, but also to a now-ever-so-present figure in their lives.

With a book by Broadway investor Miss Hazel Jade (Hadestown) and her writing partner Jeff Brown and a score by songwriting duo Joe Stevens and Keaton Wooden (Albert Cashier) comes an achingly beautiful new folk-rock musical about two seniors in high school who long for their own place in the world apart from their home in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma.

 

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IDEAL GROUP

• Camp / Studio
• Community Theatre
• High School
• Professional Producer
• Secondary School
• University / College


MUSIC STYLE

• Acoustic
• Blue-eyed Soul
• Country/Bluegrass
• Folk Americana
• Pop/Rock


SCENIC DESIGN

Modern, Rustic Oklahoma:
• General Store + Break Room
• High School Hallway/Lockers
• 18-Year Old Girl’s Bedroom
• Drive-In Movie Theatre
• Suburban Family Quarters
• Empty Garage/Door Light
• School Auditorium


STORYLINE GENRE

• Contemporary Broadway
• Comedy
• Drama
• Romance
• Book Musical
• New / Original Work


VOCAL DEMAND

Moderate


DANCE REQUIREMENTS

• Moderate Numbers
• Minimal


CAST SIZE

Flexible, Large, Expandable
• 6 Girls
• 3 Women
• 4 Boys + 1 Trans Boy
• 1 Man
• 3 Gender Neutral
• 8+ Person Ensemble

Casting Opportunities:
• Non-Traditional Casting
• Expandable Casting
• Multicultural Casting
• Ensemble Cast
• Star Vehicle Female
• Star Vehicle Male
• Leading Trans Male
• Teenage Casting


TARGET AUDIENCE

• High School Students
• Young Adults


RENTAL MATERIALS

Libretto + Score Binders (30)
• Piano/Conductor Scores (2)
• 9-Piece Orchestrations
ROCS Rehearsal Tracks
ROCS Performance Tracks
• Artwork License
• Media License


ORCHESTRA

• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
• Keyboard
• Guitar 1 — Steel String, Ukulele
• Guitar 2 — Nylon String, Banjo
• Guitar 3 — Electric Guitar
• Bass — Acoustic, Electric
• Drums/Percussion



These writers are creating a piercing, modern story about self-discovery.
— Kolbi-Rae Edney (Associate to Authors)

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