Grant will fund energy-efficient theater lighting »

The new lights will illuminate PlayMakers Repertory Company and student productions in the Paul Green and Elizabeth Price Kenan theaters, located in the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road.    More than 200 new lighting instruments will make their debut in PlayMakers’ “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, March 3-21 in… Read more »


Hip Hop troupe Universes kicks off new year at PlayMakers »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the troupe ’s newest stage show, “The Big Bang,” in the theater’s PRC2 second-stage series. “The Big Bang” is a mix of music, drama, poetry and movement charting the creative history of the critically acclaimed group. The show… Read more »


PlayMakers to present Arthur Miller’s masterpiece “All My Sons” »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continues its 2009-2010 mainstage season with this masterpiece by one of the American theater’s greatest playwrights, onstage Jan. 27-Feb. 14.   The Tony Award-winning play was Miller’s first great success. Born of war in another time, “All… Read more »


Epic ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ takes the stage at PlayMakers »

The professional theater-in-residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present the stage version of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece in two parts, running in rotating repertory. The Tony Award-winning play by David Edgar will feature 25 actors playing more than 150 characters. Edgar has been consulting on the production and was in residence… Read more »


Theater benefactor to be honored at Oct. 24 PlayMakers Ball »

An annual honor given by PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the award recognizes Kenan for her loyal and generous support. The Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art, home of PlayMakers’ PRC2 second-stage series, is named in her honor. Kenan… Read more »


Evening with playwright, more on tap for ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will host the 6 p.m. program “An Evening with David Edgar” in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. Edgar, the playwright and adapter of Dickens’ epic novel, will be joined on stage… Read more »


‘Opus’ combines music, mystery at PlayMakers »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will open its 34th mainstage season Sept. 23-Oct. 11 with the regional premiere of the play by Michael Hollinger. PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All performances of “Opus” will be in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC’s Center for Dramatic… Read more »


Daisey brings “The Last Cargo Cult” to PlayMakers »

Note: To download photos, see end of release. Interweaving the poignant tale of the islanders’ cult religion created in abandoned World War II military bases with a penetrating examination of today’s global financial crisis, he creates an unforgettable evening of storytelling. “The Last Cargo Cult” is part adventure story, part memoir, and an unforgettable exploration… Read more »


Go behind the scenes at PlayMakers through new Vision Series »

PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free series in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art offers an opportunity to share a glass of wine or coffee and other refreshments while learning about the productions in process. A “Vision Series”… Read more »


NEA Awards ‘Artistic Excellence’ Grant to PlayMakers »

For the second year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has honored the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year the NEA has chosen PlayMakers to receive a $30,000 “Access to Artistic Excellence Grant” in support… Read more »