Ethan recently directed the Off-Broadway Revival of Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine’s classic musical Into the Woods for Out of the Box Theatrics where he is now in his second season as Associate Artistic Director. The production was extended at the cell. Read about this unique production at the links below and get tickets and more info on OOTB at

and check out the latest review here


Ethan will return to the historic Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH for 2019’s 54th Season. He has recently been appointed Producing Artistic Director. Stay tuned for exciting season announcement and stay tuned to and on social media @weathervanenh!



Ethan recently returned from the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Montana where he helmed the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain. On stage through August 16.

Info and tickets here.

Ethan recently directed Elizabeth Seldin in Et Le Lion as part of the United Solo Festival - October 31 - Theatre Row



Ethan recently directed The Truth About Debbie: An Irish Wake written and performed Nick Daly at Theatre Row as part of the United Solo Festival.

Incredible 2018 Season with Out of the Box Theatrics!


Ethan will appear in Adam Rapp’s Nocturne and direct Into the Woods.

Open Mics, Building the Box and other events throughout the year. DONATE now! Early bird subscriptions also on sale at

Production photos from Penobscot Theatre Company's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Directed and Choreographed by Ethan Paulini


February/March - Ethan directs and choreographs Little Women - The Musical at Ocean State Theatre Company receiving 6 BroadwayWorld nominations including best direction, choreography and musical

April - Ethan directs OOTB’s production of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”…and the Boys

April - Ethan directs Ducdame Ensemble’s Shakespeare Sings featuring Tedra Milan and Sam Gilroy

April - Ethan directs an all star cast in Elizabeth Higgins Clark’s new play Fractured at Theatre Row

May - Ethan is appointed Associate Artistic Director of Out of the Box Theatrics

May/June - Ethan directs and choreographs Penobscot Theatre Company’s smash hit production of The Full Monty

June-September - Ethan returns to the historic Weathervane Theatre to be a part of the Equity company and direct the Professional Intern Training Program

September-November - Ethan curates the sold out new works reading series Building the Box for OOTB

October - Ethan directs Lively Entertainment’s concert production of Romance/Romance

November/December - Ethan returns to Penobscot Theatre Company to direct and choreograph the record breaking sold out production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast