PlayMakers names Jeffrey Meanza Associate Artistic Director »

CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has named Jeffrey Meanza to serve as associate artistic director. He will work closely with producing artistic director Joseph Haj as the theater company expands its artistic programming and community outreach. “In this newly created position, Jeff… Read more »

Actor David Hyde Pierce to be honored at PlayMakers Ball »

Television, theater and film star David Hyde Pierce will receive this year’s PlayMakers Distinguished Achievement Award on Feb. 12 at the 23rd annual PlayMakers Ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ball, held at the historic Carolina Inn, is the annual fundraising gala for PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in… Read more »

PlayMakers to mount two-play epic ‘Angels in America’ »

The professional theater-in-residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present both plays comprising the contemporary masterpiece, Part 1 “Millennium Approaches” and Part 2 “Perestroika,” running in rotating repertory. The two plays combine in a sweeping exploration of America during the first wave of what became the AIDS epidemic, set against the… Read more »

PlayMakers to present ‘Exit Cuckoo (nanny in motherland)’ »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brings “Exit Cuckoo” to Triangle audiences as part of its PRC 2 second stage series, in which each production combines a topical play with engaging post-show discussions with the artists. Ramirez will participate after each performance. Experts in the fields… Read more »

PlayMakers awarded Mellon grant for theater residency program »

For immediate use November 16, 2010 CHAPEL HILL — PlayMakers Repertory Company has been awarded a $200,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support annual residencies by theater ensembles over the next three years. The ensembles will use these residencies to develop new theater pieces with artistic, technical and administrative support provided by… Read more »

Get ‘Shipwrecked!’ with PlayMakers for the holidays »

PlayMakers Repertory Company celebrates the holidays with “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. The real-life yet tall-tale storytelling extravaganza will be onstage Dec. 1-19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The show’s extended title, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself),” sets… Read more »

AMADEUS – PRC at the Symphony »

Composer Portraits: Mozart, Dec. 3-5 RALEIGH, N.C.—Sir Peter Shaffer’s beloved play Amadeus is the foundation for a one-of-a-kind hybrid of music and theater that will receive its only three performances this December in Raleigh. Actors Ray Dooley and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) star in the first-ever collaboration between the North Carolina Symphony and PlayMakers Repertory… Read more »

PlayMakers presents August Wilson’s Tony winner, ‘Fences’ »

 CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company will continue its 35th anniversary season with “Fences,” August Wilson’s Tony Award-winning drama, Oct. 27-Nov. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   The production will mark the first time an August Wilson play has been performed in a Mainstage season for PlayMakers, the professional theater… Read more »

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy opens PlayMakers 35th season »

PlayMakers , the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will portray some of the Bard’s most beloved characters – including the sharp-witted heroine Rosalind, who escapes her uncle’s court for the lush Forest of Arden. There follows a charming tale of love at first sight, mix-ups, mistaken… Read more »

PlayMakers PRC² series opens with Beckett’s dark comedy »

Nobel Prize-winner Samuel Beckett’s absurdist comedy “Happy Days” kicks off PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC² series Sept. 8-12 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Not to be confused with the 1950s adventures of TV’s Richie, Potsie and the Fonz, this comic yet poignant masterpiece is a challenging exploration of life and perseverance. The… Read more »