PlayMakers presents two plays in repertory ‘poolside’ »

There’s something in the water at PlayMakers Repertory Company. PlayMakers is transforming the Paul Green Theatre into an aquatic wonderland complete with indoor pool for productions of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare and “Metamorphoses” by Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman, to be performed in rotating repertory Nov. 2 to Dec. 8. PlayMakers is the professional theater… Read more »


PlayMakers receives Leaders in Diversity Award »

PlayMakers Repertory Company has been named an inaugural winner of Triangle Business Journal’s Leaders in Diversity Award. The professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been honored in the 2013 group at an awards luncheon and in the Sept. 13 edition… Read more »


PlayMakers opens season with ‘The Mountaintop’ Sept. 18 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 18-Oct. 6 with the regional premiere of the acclaimed new play focusing on the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel… Read more »


PlayMakers presents world premiere with Loudon Wainwright III »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of “Surviving Twin,” written and performed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, Sept. 4-8. The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill kicks off its 2013/2014 PRC² Series with the limited engagement event, which will be directed by PlayMakers producing… Read more »


PlayMakers awarded major grants to support new season »

PlayMakers Repertory Company is celebrating the award of several significant national grants in support of upcoming projects and productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A new $250,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’ »

A cast of young student actors will perform Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” July 17-21 at the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at UNC, will present the musical thriller as the culmination… Read more »


New York’s The TEAM to present theatrical work at PlayMakers May 29 »

New York theater ensemble The TEAM — which will be developing a new performance piece while in residence with PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — will unveil its work-in-progress May 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Frey Rehearsal Hall in the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road…. Read more »


PlayMakers presents world premiere of ‘Spring Training’ by Universes »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of “Spring Training,” written and performed by international musical/spoken word ensemble Universes, April 24-28. “Spring Training” has been specially commissioned by PlayMakers and Carolina Performing Arts as part of the “Rite of Spring” project celebrating the classic ballet’s 2013 centennial. PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at… Read more »


Obie Award-winner Taylor Mac in concert April 22 »

Obie Award-winner Taylor Mac in concert April 22 PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Obie Award-winning actor-playwright-performance artist Taylor Mac in a solo concert April 22 in Chapel Hill. Mac is currently featured as the lasciviously charming Emcee in PlayMakers’ hit Mainstage Season finale “Cabaret.” As an extra treat, when “Cabaret” closes he will appear for one… Read more »


PlayMakers announces 2013-2014 season »

Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical “Assassins,” Noel Coward’s comedy classic “Private Lives,” and a mesmerizing duo of plays staged in and around an indoor pool are some of the highlights of the 2013-2014 Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The theater will also present three plays in its PRC2 second-stage series, including a world premiere… Read more »