Mar 9 2020

Back to Shakespearean Basics

In a time of political unrest, director Andrew Borba shares his insight on the timelessness of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

Feb 27 2020

Now We Must Appear Bloody

Adventures in bloodying our production of “Julius Caesar” continue with our costume department rising to the challenge of bloodying costumes for six performances a week.

Feb 21 2020

A Shakespearean Catch

Lisa Wolpe is world-renowned for her Shakespearean chops—having played both male and female roles for thirty years. Now she brings her expertise to “Julius Caesar” at PlayMakers!

Feb 15 2020

Bathe Your Hands in Caesar’s Blood

Shakespeare’s “Julius Ceasar” is a bloody tale of political and social scheming, but how do you make that blood happen on stage? Our props department is glad you asked.

Feb 13 2020

A Head Above the Plebes

Jan Chambers gets big with her design and the artisans in our props shop and scene shop tackle it with aplomb!

Feb 3 2020

Every Prop in “Everybody”

The props in “Everybody” took creativity and “epicness” to the next level. Andrea Bullock, PlayMakers Props Master, explains how she helped bring this confrontation with death to life.

Jan 9 2020

Before Everybody, There Was Everyman

Brendan Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Everybody” whimsically revitalizes the 15th century morality play of “Everyman” and our own ever-present confrontation with Death.

Jan 7 2020

Debunking Amish Myths

The Amish are an easily recognized, but little understood people. Get your crash course in Amish life before seeing “The Amish Project.”

Jan 3 2020

Seven Characters, One Actor

What does it take to take on a one-woman show? Kathryn Metzger sat down with the dramaturgs at Chautauqua Theater Company to talk about it.

Dec 19 2019

The Real Event Behind the Project

While writing her play, Jessica Dickey knew little more than the basic facts of the shooting. Come knowing what she knew before you dive in to her fictionalized account.