May 20 2020

Looking Forward in Responsible Optimism

Hi, I’m Vivienne Benesch, reaching out to you at home as all of us continue to navigate through these difficult times. As Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers—and as a director, actor, and educator—I am proud to be a part not only of one of the great flagship regional theatres in the country, but also of… Read more »

Mar 24 2020

We Are PlayMakers

A message from Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch about these uncertain times, at PlayMakers and beyond.

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.”