Jan 25 2022

Meet Kathryn Hunter-Williams

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 Lydia Diamond after 21 seasons as a company member. You might recognize her from her most recent productions with us as an actor, in The Skin of Our Teeth or… Read more »

Jan 15 2022

As You Like It: Arts Midwest NEA Grant

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 two visits from PlayMakers’ teaching artists to ten Title I schools along with free streaming access to PlayMakers’ upcoming film of William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It”, directed by… Read more »

Dec 17 2021

Telling Stories with Lydia R. Diamond

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 impact on you? My brain just went to, weirdly, Sleeping Beauty. It must have been this book of Walt Disney fairy tales and there was this image of the prince… Read more »

Nov 15 2021

Thank You for Teaching Us the Language of Clothing

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…

Oct 22 2021

Director Short: ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

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?

Oct 15 2021

New Season, New Faces

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!

Sep 15 2021

Meet Thornton Wilder

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.

Jul 31 2021

Thank You for Teaching Us the Language of Clothing

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 »