PlayMakers hosts Freedom Riders’ art during ‘Parchman Hour’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company is collaborating with artist Charlotta Janssen, utilizing her work onstage and in exhibition during the run of the theater’s world premiere of “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders.” Charlotta Janssen is a German-American visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown around the… Read more »

PlayMakers world premiere commemorates Freedom Riders »

CHAPEL HILL – In the summer of 1961, the fiery first months of America’s civil rights movement, waves of young people rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Mostly college students, these interracial groups challenged Jim Crow laws that segregated interstate travel. Their bravery helped change the course of American history. PlayMakers Repertory… Read more »

Tony-nominated comedy opens PlayMakers Mainstage »

CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off another Mainstage Season Sept. 21-Oct. 9 with Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play).” “In the Next Room” was a 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, as well… Read more »

PlayMakers PRC² series opens with ‘A Number’ »

For immediate use: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC 2 second stage series opens its fifth season with playwright Caryl Churchill’s intensely charged family drama with a twist, “A Number,” Sept. 7-11. PlayMakers, the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has also announced that “The… Read more »

‘The Amish Project’ joins PlayMakers’ second stage lineup »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “The Amish Project” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second stage series, in which each performance is followed by artist-audience discussion. The play completes the 2011-2012 lineup, joining two other productions, “A Number” by Caryl Churchill (Sept. 7-11)… Read more »

The Making of a King: NEA Grant »

For immediate use: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 PlayMakers awarded dual NEA grants for Shakespeare outreach PlayMakers Repertory Company has been awarded two national arts grants for its staging of a Shakespearean epic during the upcoming season. For the fourth year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has recognized the professional theater… Read more »

PlayMakers’ Granneman elected to national post »

UNC News Brief For immediate use: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 CHAPEL HILL — Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, has been elected secretary of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Read more »

PlayMakers PRC² series stages Didion memoir »

For immediate use: April 12, 2011 CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the stage adaptation of Joan Didion’s searing memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking,” April 27 – May 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.PlayMakers, UNC’s professional theater in residence, concludes its 2010-2011 PRC² second-stage series with the production…. Read more »

PlayMakers online auction goes live April 21 »

CHAPEL HILL – Carolina basketball tickets, a week-long trip to London and dinner at The Fearrington House Country Inn near Chapel Hill will be among the many items available in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s upcoming online auction. Bids can be placed via the “Auction” link on the company’s Web site,, from 8 a.m. April 21… Read more »

‘Virginia Woolf’ to complete PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season »

CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced that Edward Albee’s marital slugfest “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will complete its 2011-2012 Mainstage Season. The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present the Tony Award-winning play Nov. 30-Dec. 18, 2011. It’s been said that love is a… Read more »