Jul 5 2019

On Your Way to Asheville

Edie Brickell cooked up the inspiration for “Bright Star” while standing at the stove jamming to some Steve Martin banjo picking. They both ran with it…all the way to Broadway.

Jun 24 2019

Inspired by Joe

How Richard Wright was strongly influenced by the success of dynamite boxer Joe Louis in creating the world-shaking character of Bigger Thomas in “Native Son.”

Jun 18 2019

Broadway Here We Come!

This spring, our very own Vivienne Benesch will make her Broadway directorial debut in the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s “Birthday Candles,” starring Debra Messing!

Jun 17 2019

Ten Years Later

Earlier this month, Annette Storckman of Breaking Character Magazine interviewed playwright and actress Jessica Dickey about heartening and inspiring “The Amish Project.”

Jun 13 2019

Stronger Together

“A rising tide lifts all boats.” An open invitation to our campus, our communities, and our creatives to get involved to help lift and guide the rising of this artistic tide in the Triangle.

Jun 7 2019

Call for Artwork Inspired by “Native Son”

PlayMakers the Chapel Hill Public Library are seeking mid-sized original works inspired by Richard Wright’s seminal novel “Native Son.” Submit your entry by Friday, July 26!

Apr 18 2019

Not a Play

Virginia Grise’s one-woman piece “Your Healing is Killing Me” may be hitting the PlayMakers stage next week, but don’t call it a play. It’s a performance manifesto.

Apr 10 2019

In the Driver’s Seat

Whom to tell and how to tell it. What Li’l Bit’s story of reclamation in “How I Learned to Drive” can tell us about being survivors.