‘We Are Proud to Present…’ starts Feb 24 at PlayMakers »

play about historic African genocide confronts contemporary racism (Chapel Hill, N.C.—Feb. 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Feb. 24-March 13 with “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915” by award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies… Read more »


PlayMakers presents Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ starting Jan. 20 »

A new version of the world classic will be directed by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ new producing artistic director (Chapel Hill, N.C.—Jan. 7, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Jan. 20-Feb. 7 with a fresh take on a classic drama, “Three Sisters” by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Special events associated with the show begin… Read more »


PlayMakers presents hit Broadway comedy ‘Seminar’ starting Oct. 14 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continues its Mainstage Season with the scathingly funny comedy “Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck, Oct. 14-Nov. 1. Special events associated with the show begin Sept. 28. “Seminar” is a story of blood, sweat and tears in the writer’s den…. Read more »


PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season opens Sept. 16 with ‘Disgraced’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 16-Oct. 4 with the award-winning comedy-drama “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. PlayMakers will host special events associated with the show beginning Sept. 9. In the play, an upwardly mobile Pakistani-American lawyer has… Read more »


PlayMakers kicks off PRC² season with ‘Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam’ »

The performer’s autobiographical journey from the fall of Saigon to new life in America PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2015-2016 PRC2 second-stage series. The series kicks off August 26-30 with Trieu Tran’s powerful one-man show “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam.” PRC² features innovative, topical presentations coupled… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Guys & Dolls’ »

A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys & Dolls” July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians began work on the production June 15. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in… Read more »


The Real Americans’ completes PlayMakers’ new season lineup »

“The Real Americans,” written and performed by Dan Hoyle, will round out PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2015/16 Season April 27-May 1, 2016. PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “The Real Americans” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second stage series, in which each performance is… Read more »


Los Angeles’ Critical Mass in residence at PlayMakers through June 6 »

Critical Mass Performance Group, a Los Angeles theater ensemble, is developing a performance piece while in residence through June 6 with PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Led by 2014 Doris Duke Artist Nancy Keystone, the company’s artistic director, Critical Mass comes to PlayMakers as part of an annual… Read more »


PlayMakers to host 2015/16 Season Preview June 11 »

(Chapel Hill, N.C.—May 18, 2015) PlayMakers Repertory Company will hold a special event to celebrate its upcoming 40th anniversary season. The theater company will host a 2015/16 Season Preview with producing artistic director Joseph Haj on June 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina… Read more »