Written by D.C.-based, bestselling author Andrew Carroll and directed by John Benitz, If All the Sky Were Paper is a compelling drama about Carroll's travels around the world to find "the most extraordinary war letters ever written." Featuring actual correspondences by troops and their loved ones from Carroll's bestselling books War Letters and Behind the Lines, the play is a humorous, heartfelt, and powerful work that will stir and inspire audiences.
In 1998, Carroll launched a national, all-volunteer initiative that works to find and preserve wartime correspondence. Carroll has traveled to all 50 states and 40 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, to seek out what he calls "the world's great, undiscovered literature." He has collected more than 100,000 previously unpublished letters and emails from every conflict in U.S. history, and these correspondences are now archived at the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.