The Freedom Riders are returning to Jackson, MS. This week, people from all over the country will descend upon Jackson to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961. Playwright/Director/Actor Mike Wiley will bring their story to PlayMakers this Fall in the professional World Premiere of The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of… Read more »
A new “behind the scenes” video! See Costume Designer Bill Black and Crafts Artisan Rachel Pollock give an inside look at the famous “tar and feathering” scene in Big River. Video by Braxton Hood. Big River runs April 6 – 24, 2011. Explore the show here.
Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes look atBig River, our first musical in over a decade! Big River runs April 6 – 24, 2011. Learn more here.
Curious about how a Sound Designer approaches a musical? Watch the video below to see our resident sound designer Ryan Gastelum give some insight into the challenges of working on PlayMakers’ first musical in over a decade, and what it’s like to work with The Red Clay Ramblers! Click here to learn more about our… Read more »
We’re thrilled to announce our terrific 2011/2012 season! Watch the video below to see Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj give an overview of each of next year’s plays. Mainstage Season: In The Next Room(or the vibrator play) by Sarah RuhlSeptember 21 – October 9, 2011 The Parchman Hourwritten and directed by Mike WileyOctober 26 – November… Read more »
by Rachel Pollock Our final show of the season, Hauptman and Miller’s musical Big River, is in full swing in the costume shop at PlayMakers, and though I don’t have any completed projects to talk about yet, I do have some glimpses behind-the-scenes of things we’re working on… Shoes await rubberizing in the crafts facility. Freshly-begrimed raffia… Read more »
Please forgive us as we indulge in shameless self-promotion for a moment… It’s time for the Independent Weekly’s “Best of the Triangle” Awards! There are two categories in particular that we’d like to direct you towards: “Best Live Theater Venue” and “Best Live Theater Company.” We’re both! The Triangle has some great theater so we understand… Read more »
Where do angels sit? Set designer Narelle Sissons was responsible for answering that question for Angels in America, and what she came up with is pretty cool. Narelle’s research for this piece began with the idea of a winged chair… …which became more specific with a detailed look for the wings… …then the final piece was crafted by… Read more »
So what do you think? Does it make you want to come see the show?
With Angels in America in previews this week, now’s a great time to take a closer look at the extensive preparation put into this epic two-part production. Let’s start with the costumes! Check out these early research boards that Costume Designer Jan Chambers created for the character of Belize, played by actor Avery Glymph. Each… Read more »