Paper Towels

ONE-ACT: A man that lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is about to attack the people of the government that left them forgotten. The only thing standing between him and this heinous act? His cousin and an echo dot.
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Paper Towels

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  • Doug DeVita:
    24 Oct. 2020
    The anger, frustration, and passion that bubbles through Nelson Diaz-Marcano's best work is on almost-uncontrolled display in this piece; it's a disquieting, provocative work, and among his best. Tight and tense, Diaz-Marcano aims at the root problems of contrasting cultures in this country and pulls the trigger with shattering, heart-breaking precision. It's a thrilling work deserving of numerous productions.
  • Alexander Perez:
    23 Oct. 2020
    A heartbreaking and humbling account of what happens when those who have lost everything are forgotten.

    When your back’s against the wall even the most misguided ideas can seem like miracle cures. And in those moments of abject desperation what could possibly stand between you and ruin? Would it be enough?

    Striking, poignant, and most terrifyingly so, prophetic.
  • Donna Hoke:
    14 Apr. 2020
    "Nostalgically, he loves her." I am going to remember this stage direction forever. This play reminds me of the 'night, Mother standoff, but with further reaching political and personal ramifications. A one-act festival standout.

Character Information

  • Toño
    Late 20's to early 30's
  • Mariel
    Late 20's to early 30's,
    Hispanic
    ,
    Female

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    The Brick Theater
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Emerging Artist Theatre
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Downtown Urban Arts Festival
    ,
    2019