Our community-based programs take you behind the scenes to provide a deeper understanding of the art of making theatre. This rare opportunity gives you the chance to meet actors, directors, and designers at intimate, conversation-driven events.
 
 

Vision Series: Professionals in Process

The preview period is the most important period for the creative team as they finally see how an audience responds to their work. Join us in Studio 103 before the first Thursday performance of every MainStage show for the chance to learn about a production in process. Meet the director and designers and get a behind-the-scenes look at creative vision for our shows.

The conversation is free, but for the full experience be sure to get your tickets to the evening’s performance!

6:00pm–6:45pm — A conversation with the artists

6:45pm–7:15pm — Audience Q & A

7:30pm — Performance

View Vision Series Schedule

September 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Vision Series: Native Son

Participants TBA


October 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Vision Series: Dairyland

Participants TBA


November 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Vision Series: Ragtime

Participants TBA


January 23, 2020 6:00 PM

Vision Series: Everybody

Participants TBA


March 5, 2020 6:00 PM

Vision Series: Julius Caesar

Participants TBA


April 9, 2020 6:00 PM

Vision Series: Native Gardens

Participants TBA


 

In the Wings

In partnership with the Durham County Library and Chapel Hill Public Library, PlayMakers offers a series of conversations with artists and scholars about the work we put on stage. These free events are scheduled throughout the season.

View In the Wings Schedule

August 26, 2019 7:00pm

In the Wings: Native Son

Durham County Library Stanford L. Warren Branch
Participants TBA


September 30, 2019 7:00pm

In the Wings: Dairyland

Durham County Library Stanford L. Warren Branch
Participants TBA


November 4, 2019 7:00pm

In the Wings: Ragtime

Durham County Library Stanford L. Warren Branch
Participants TBA


January 6, 2020 7:00pm

In the Wings: Everybody

Durham Southwest Regional Library
Participants TBA


February 17, 2020 7:00pm

In the Wings: Julius Caesar

Durham County Library Stanford L. Warren Branch
Participants TBA


March 23, 2020 7:00pm

In the Wings: Native Gardens

Durham Southwest Regional Library
Participants TBA

 
 

PlayMakers Mobile

Through partnerships with area nonprofits, community organizations, local schools and libraries, PlayMakers Mobile presents professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays with stripped-down and abbreviated staging geared toward making them more accessible and vital to new audiences. Each production has been cut to ninety minutes or less, and features members of the PlayMakers company from the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill, and is presented by PlayMakers at no charge for tickets.

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In the Classroom

PlayMakers Repertory Company sends professional Teaching Artists into your classroom to prepare students to attend our shows and/or explore curriculum based themes. We work with you to develop a residency tailor-made to fit your needs. The teaching artists can help contextualize the world of the play for your students and also offer interactive lessons that seamlessly support your curriculum. We build residencies that are focused on either a particular show in our season or based solely on your curriculum needs. From mathematics to science to literature to world history and beyond, we will work with you to develop a specific workshop based upon your needs. The cost of a teaching artist is $75 per hour.

Contact Jeri Lynn Schulke, jschulke@email.unc.edu, Engagement Associate, to request information.