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TRAVELING PAPERS Begins Tonight at Theatre Row

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Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel.

Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of seven including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich and Jillian Stevens.

TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, tonight, June 3-20, 2015.

TRAVELING PAPERS is a passport to theatrical adventure which explores our connections to travel. Through an entertaining encounter with novels, poetry, short stories, personal letters and other literary works by Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Anthony Bourdain, W. Somerset Maugham, Michael Clinton, Paul Theroux, Edna Ferber, Robert Frost, Rosemary Mahoney, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alice Steinbach and Peter Mayle, among many others, TRAVELING PAPERS transports us by exploring the joys and frustrations of travel. It reveals how human beings long for the distant horizon. In this era of myriad reality television shows devoted to travel competitions, and vast amounts of web-based videos, tweets, instagrams and newsprint concerned with the latest exotic destination...Now is the time to pack your bags for TRAVELING PAPERS!

TRAVELING PAPERS is produced by LAUREL VALLEY PRODUCTIONS, in association with CREATIVE ARTS LAB and JEUX DE MOTS. Production Stage Manager: Jessica V. Urtecho*; Lighting Designer: Edward Matthews; Costume Designer: Lui Konno; Sound Designer: Brian Hurley; Production Manager: Kyle Ferguson; Social Media: Esther Yumi Ko; Graphic Designer: Maria T. Card; Publicist: Paul Siebold, Off PR.

TRAVELING PAPERS runs for fifteen performances from tonight, June 3, through June 20, 2015 on the following schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Exceptions: there are no performances on Sun., June 7 at 3pm or Sat., June 13 at 2pm. Tickets are $17 (+fees) and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. The run time for TRAVELING PAPERS is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Barbara Bosch (co-creator/director) has acted and directed nationally and internationally. She has worked in New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway at theaters including the Pearl Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, Circle East, Classic Stage, and HERE and at theatres around the United States such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, the Magic Theater, Marin Theater Company, Sacramento Theater Company, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, American Stage Festival, Western Stage, Sierra Rep. and at Shakespeare Festivals in California, Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, Alaska, and Utah. She has worked in the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland. She will be directing in Melbourne, Australia this summer. Barbara teaches at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Martin Tackel (co-creator) is a native New Yorker whose professional career has combined theatre, law, arbitration, and education. He teaches both Law and American Theatre History at Hunter College.

Laurel Valley Productions (producer), founded by Martin Tackel in 2013, is a producing organization dedicated to the presentation of both classic and contemporary theatrical works. TRAVELING PAPERS is its first New York production.

Creative Arts Lab was founded in 2015 to serve as a nonprofit home for exploration and creation in theatre and other performing arts, the literary and visual arts, film, radio, television, photography, multimedia and digital arts.

Jeux de Mots trans. Wordplay is a New York based company of theater artists devoted to creating theater from non-theatrical texts, and re-envisioning the classics. Through collaboration and exploration of varied works of literature, WORDPLAY's goal is to introduce these works on stage to a wide audience. The juxtaposition of the texts allows everyone to hear and see literature in a new and exciting way. Previous productions include The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project, which used a condensed version of Shakespeare's text interwoven with criticism of the play from writers as varied as Freud, Goethe, and Coleridge. FOODACTS wove together various writings about our connection to food, and Can't I Not Like It? employed theatrical reviews as theater with commentary by Shaw, Parker, Tynan and others.

^Member, SDC.
*Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.


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