Animals Out of Paper Opens at Hardy and Betty Sanders Theater

Amphibian Stage Productions continues its twelfth season with the regional premiere of the acclaimed play Animals Out of Paper by Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph. Amphibian veteran Evan Mueller directs Andrés Ortiz, Laurel Whitsett, and Marshall York in this heartwarming comedy that runs from March 11 to 27 at the Hardy & Betty Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

About the Play

World-renowned origami artist Ilana Andrews is in a rut. Her husband has left her, her three-legged dog has run away, and she suffers from a bad case of folder’s block. When she opens her studio to a teenage hip-hopping origami prodigy and his high school teacher (who literally counts his blessings), they find that life and love can’t be neatly arranged in this touching comedy about finding the perfect fold.

Written in 2007, Animals Out of Paper is described as “pitch-perfect” by the New York Times and as “incredibly funny and entirely satisfying” by The play was nominated for the prestigious Lucille Lortel “Outstanding Play” award in 2009.

Animals Out of Paper plays in Fort Worth March 11 to 27, with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday showings at 8:00pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students. For tickets and more information, theatergoers can call 817-923-3012, visit, or The Hardy and Betty Sanders Theater is located at 1300 W. Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.  Please be advised that Animals Out of Paper contains strong language.

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Amphibian Stage Productions

Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU’s Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us.  Now in its eleventh season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Jumbies Fort Worth!, that is steadily increasing the company’s visibility and following.  The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.

In addition, actors visit schools to lead acting workshops and talkback sessions with students.  The company actively reaches out to young people and strives to foster a new generation of audience members by offering students very low cost or free tickets to all performances.

Amphibian is generously funded by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas Commission on the Arts, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Mrs. Lenore Barbata, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, William E. Scott Foundation, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, Web Maddox Trust, The Rug Company, Out of Nowhere Website Design, Bates Container, Pier 1 Imports, 2clighting and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian’s devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.