"Being in this play has given me more acceptance of other people. I pay attention now when kids around me are making dumb comments about other people. Acting the part made me want to live it."
     Marky Hilario, Age 13

Photos above are from play performances at Whitwell Middle School, Whitwell, Tennessee, Not In Our Town Conference in Bloomington, Illinois, Venture Theatre, Billings, Montana, and a workshop production of a previous version of the play at Passage Theatre in Trenton, N.J.

"A serious theme developed with compassion and a light touch of humor. Music and lyrics fit clearly and cleverly ... Music directors and drama teachers take note!"
     Glenna Gregory Liuzzi, Pollock School

The perfect play for your holiday season ... the perfect play for any season.
For more information about holiday productions click here.

Project Description

Paper Candles, a play project for pre-teens and adolescents, recounts a true, uniquely American story. Drama and optional songs entertain as well as teach crucial lessons in:

  • bullying prevention
  • the power of the bystander
  • making moral choices
  • prejudice reduction
  • non-violent crisis resolution
  • social studies and history
  • character education
  • Holocaust education

From the award winning PBS Documentary
"Not in Our Town"

Learn more about how Paper Candles helps empower young people to resist bullying and make the right moral choices.


For more on the Project Description click here

Updates to the play

listen to Song Excerpts


Want to Learn More?

Feel free to contact us at info@papercandles.com.