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 »


PlayMakers presents Tony-winning musical ‘Cabaret’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret” April 3-21 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The musical takes the audience inside the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow. The… Read more »


PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2013 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the Summer Youth Conservatory for 2013. 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 Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Beginning June 17, a cast of… Read more »


PlayMakers presents “A Raisin in the Sun” with “Clybourne Park” »

PlayMakers Repertory Company offers audiences two insightful looks at race and the meaning of home in productions of “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Clybourne Park,” to be performed in rotating repertory Jan. 26 to March 3. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. First produced… Read more »


PlayMakers presents Obie-winner “And God Created Great Whales” »

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert’s award-winning “And God Created Great Whales” Jan. 9-13. “And God Created Great Whales” is a haunting musical adventure into the psyche of a composer trying to create an opera based on the classic novel “Moby Dick.” Desperately fighting a degenerative disease eating away at his mind, each day… Read more »