PlayMakers Repertory Company, the premiere professional theatre company of North Carolina, is excited to announce the cast for “Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías directed by […]
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“I am responsible for everything that’s not made by a tailor or a dressmaker…and if I’ve done my job well, the audience isn’t going to know anybody did it.”
Welcome to PlayMakers’ 2022/2023 season opener, Pearl Cleage’s seminal work, “Blues for an Alabama Sky.” Pearl’s writing stirs the soul, and her beautiful exploration of a group of young dreamers in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance resonates with a timelessness that is found only in the best of theatre.
“I’m not a lover of clothes, necessarily, but I really love telling stories,” says Melanie Burgess, the guest costume designer for Blues for an Alabama […]
As you walk into the lobby of the beautiful Paul Green Theatre for August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned”, you might notice something […]
The beloved novelist wins her strength two generations of children — and adults. Discover it all over again on stage!
Kathryn Hunter-Williams, known affectionately around the building as “Kathy,” is set to make her directorial debut on the Paul Green Stage with Stick Fly by […]
For the 2021/2022 season, PlayMakers was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” outreach. The grant includes […]
Telling Stories with Lydia R Diamond Excerpts from a 2016 interview at The Interval. What is the first piece of storytelling that had a major […]
Bobbi Owen recently retired as the Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor of Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her list of professional accomplishments is long and […]
VIVIENNE BENESCH QUICK FACTS HOMETOWN: New York City FIRST SHOW: monologues from Moliere’s “The Miser” in French FIRST PROFESSIONAL CREDIT: “The Skin of Our Teeth” at Chautauqua Theater Company Q: How did you become a theatre person?