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

This hugely popular series invites you to join us in the Paul Green Theatre for some delicious hors d’oeuvres and the chance to learn about a production in process. Meet the director and get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and vision for our shows.

These events are free to the public.

6:30pm – 7:15pm – A conversation with the artists

7:15pm – 8:00pm – Refreshments in the lobby

View Vision Series Schedule

February 22, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Twelfth Night

Director Jerry Ruiz
Costume Designer Anne Kennedy
Lighting Designer Porsche McGovern

March 29, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: My Fair Lady

More details coming soon…


In the Wings

In partnership with the Durham County 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

September 12, 2016 7:00pm

In the Wings: Detroit ’67

Durham Main Library

October 3, 2016 7:00pm

In the Wings: The Crucible

Durham South Regional Library

November 7, 2016 7:00pm

In the Wings: The May Queen

Durham Main Library

January 9, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: Intimate Apparel

Durham Southwest Regional Library
Cancelled due to inclement weather.

February 13, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: Twelfth Night

Durham Main Library

March 20, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: My Fair Lady

Durham South Regional Library


Mobile Shakespeare

Through partnerships with area nonprofits, community organizations, local schools and libraries, PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare 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 Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill.

This January, director Katie McGerr and her troupe of seven actors will bring an electric, 75-minute production of Measure for Measure into schools, community centers and correctional facilities across the Triangle. The following performances are free and open to the public.

Jordan-Matthews High School January 18, 3:00 p.m.
Kenan Theatre January 20, 7:30 p.m.
Durham County Southwest Regional Library January 26, 4:30 p.m.

Jerry Ruiz, jerryr@unc.edu, Associate Artistic Director, to request information.

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 Jenny Wales, jwales@unc.edu, Education Manager, to request information.