PlayMakers adds Nov. 29 performance of ‘Into the Woods’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces that due to popular demand the theater has added a holiday performance to the schedule of its hit production “Into the Woods.” The Thanksgiving Weekend performance will be on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Nov. 29 performance are offered at a special “Holiday Price” of $50 each…. Read more »


PlayMakers presents Sondheim and Shakespeare in repertory starting Nov. 1 »

Tony Award-winning musical ‘Into the Woods’ is paired with theater’s first ‘fairy tale’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ PlayMakers Repertory Company takes audiences into the darker reaches of the forest with two tales of magic and transformation in the theater’s annual rotating repertory event. The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Haj Receives Prestigious Fichandler Award »

Oct. 6, 2014 PlayMakers’ Haj Receives Prestigious Fichandler Award Joseph Haj, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC, has been named recipient of the 2014 Zelda Fichandler Award. This prestigious theater award recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through imaginative, brave work in theatre…. Read more »


PlayMakers opens season Sept. 17 with Tony Award-winning comedy »

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 17-Oct. 5 with the Tony Award-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Special events associated with the show begin Sept. 10. “Vanya and Sonia… Read more »


PlayMakers kicks off PRC² season with ‘Rodney King’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith’s powerful new one-man show “Rodney King.” PRC² features innovative, topical presentations coupled with engaging post-show discussions with the creative artists and expert panelists following each performance. PlayMakers’ producing… Read more »


PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ »

For immediate use: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of forty nonprofit, professional theater companies nationwide to be awarded a grant as part of the Shakespeare in… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Hairspray’ »

      A cast of young student actors will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” July 16-20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians will begin work on the production June 16. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences,… Read more »


Austin’s Rude Mechanicals in residence at PlayMakers May 26-June 7 »

Austin, Texas theater ensemble Rude Mechanicals will be developing a performance piece while in residence with PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two weeks beginning May 26. Originally conceived in 2012, the environmental theater piece called “Now Now Oh Now” immerses participants in an interactive puzzle reflecting on… Read more »


PlayMakers awarded NEA Art Works grant for 2014 repertory productions »

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive a $50,000 NEA Art Works grant for its fall 2014 repertory productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The grant… Read more »