Meet the new members of our resident acting company/ joining us for “The Skin of Our Teeth” and the next three years. No need to hold your applause!
By John Glore, South Coast Repertory. Playwright Dipika Guha rolls out her mat to find the funny at the intersection of traditional yoga and modern yogi culture.
More than just a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, this 20th-century Renaissance man seemed to excel at everything he put his hand to, from language to lyrics to military intelligence.
The Technical Director for student theater group Company Carolina relates her experiences with Covid and her desire to get back on the boards.
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 impressive: between teaching costume design and history, she’s written hundreds of articles, published nine books (mainly on theatrical costume design and designers, but most recently on “PlayMakers Repertory Company: A… Read more »
One week ago on CBS television Nikole Hannah -jones announced her decision to reject UNC’s last-minute offer of tenure and instead to accept the Knight Chair position at Howard University. PlayMaker’s stands proudly with her decision to reject an offer that was made only after a series of protests from staff, faculty and students that… Read more »
As a playwright, I write to answer big questions about the world and explore the human condition. I love working in collaboration with other theatre artists and practitioners. I rely on actors, directors, designers, and stage managers to help bring the play to life…
by Jules Odendahl-James, Director
Marvel Cooke exists on the edges of time. You won’t find her name at the center of chapters about famous Minnesotans, labor organizers, Black journalists, citizens who stood up to McCarthy, devout Communists, even nonagenarians…
I first learned about Marvel Cooke when I applied for UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Faculty Fellowship Program. Cooke was an investigative journalist and activist, who participated in the labor organizing in the 1930s and worked for civil rights and justice…
The recent increase in violence and hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is beyond comprehension. But we can visualize a path forward that we artists have a vital role in.