‘Detroit ’67’ Opens PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season »

(Chapel Hill, NC) PlayMakers Repertory Company opens the 2016-17 Mainstage Season with Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67,” onstage September 14 through October 2. Special events associated with the show begin September 7. It’s 1967, and the world is shifting for two siblings running an after-hours joint to make ends meet. Tensions mount when dreams diverge, their… Read more »


PlayMakers kicks off PRC² season with world premiere of ‘Draw the Circle’ »

Funny, moving story of a Muslim-American family dealing with their daughter’s gender transition brings a human face to today’s headlines (Chapel Hill, N.C.—August 8, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2016-2017 Season with the world premiere of Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s “Draw the Circle” directed by Chay Yew. Deen will perform his one-man show Aug. 24-28… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform musical ‘Violet’ »

High school thespians train with theater professionals in award-winning program (Chapel Hill, N.C.—June 23, 2016) – A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the award-winning Broadway musical “Violet” July 20-31 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC). High school actors began work on the production June 20, with their backstage counterparts… Read more »


World Premiere of ‘Draw the Circle’ to lead PlayMakers’ 2016/17 lineup »

Performer’s own funny, moving story of a Muslim-American family dealing with their daughter’s gender transition brings a human face to today’s headlines (Chapel Hill, N.C.—June 15, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company is pleased to announce that the world premiere of “Draw the Circle” written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, directed by Chay Yew, will lead… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company names Managing Director & Associate Artistic Director »

Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch builds theater’s new leadership team PlayMakers Repertory Company is pleased to announce the addition of two key staff members to its leadership team. Joining recently appointed Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch will be Managing Director Justin Haslett and Associate Artistic Director Jerry Ruiz. Haslett will helm PlayMakers’ administrative organization beginning… Read more »


PlayMakers concludes PRC2 series with Dan Hoyle in ‘The Real Americans’ »

Play depicting a road trip to find American identity is particularly timely in light of today’s national political conversation (Chapel Hill, N.C.—April 15, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “The Real Americans” written and performed by Dan Hoyle, April 27-May 1. PlayMakers brings the acclaimed solo performer to the Triangle as the finale of its…

PlayMakers presents Sondheim musical ‘Sweeney Todd’ »

The multiple Tony Award-winner features Broadway actors David St. Louis and Annie Golden (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 10, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece “Sweeney Todd,” onstage March 30 through April 23. Special events associated with the show begin March 14. Music and lyrics for the “bloody great” musical,… Read more »


PlayMakers announces casting for ‘Sweeney Todd’ »

Broadway’s David St. Louis & Annie Golden to head Sondheim musical (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” to be presented March 30-April 23. David St. Louis will play bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd…. Read more »


PlayMakers announces 2016/2017 season »

Dynamic plays from three important women playwrights, plus a landmark drama by Arthur Miller, a romantic Shakespearean romp and a beloved musical masterpiece will highlight the 2016-2017 Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The new season is the first selected for the theater by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ new Producing Artistic Director. “I couldn’t be more… Read more »


PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2016 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the Summer Youth Conservatory for 2016. The Conservatory will feature Theatre Intensive, Theatre Quest and Theatre Tech programs for high school and middle school students, and culminate in a production of the award-winning Broadway musical “Violet.” Beginning June 20, a cast of high school actors will have the opportunity to train,… Read more »