Feb 2 2015

Karen Perry’s Midcentury Fashion for Trouble in Mind

Given Trouble in Mind‘s relevance to current issues today, its points prove more striking when we are reminded that it was written, and takes place in, the 1950s. Perhaps no element conveys the mid-century period…

Jan 21 2015

Trouble in Mind: Dress Rehearsal

The cast of Trouble in Mind performed their final dress rehearsal last night! Here’s a peek below. The show is in previews now and will be running at PlayMakers through Feb 8…

Jan 14 2015

Who’s Afraid of Alice Childress?, Part 2

Wiletta does not come to the Belleville script with any finessed dramaturgical considerations. Her words are more to the point: “It stinks.” That said, her finesse is found in the shield she carries to guard herself from any such…

Jan 13 2015

Who’s Afraid of Alice Childress?, Part 1

Some of our patrons may have wondered this when first hearing the title in PlayMakers’ current season. It is a lesser-known masterwork of a slightly better-known author…

Jan 7 2015

Opening Night Performance of Wrestling Jerusalem

Tonight is opening night for the regional premiere of Wrestling Jerusalem, performed by Aaron Davidman on the PRC² stage. It may seem a simple thing to execute a one-man show, but Aaron Davidman, his California-based crew, and all of us here at PlayMakers have been working tirelessly on the heels of the holidays. There’s no… Read more »

Jan 7 2015

Wrestling Jerusalem Post-Show Conversations

Join us for the ‘Second Act’ of PRC². We’ve created PRC² as a venue for stimulating, topical artistic presentations and a safe place to talk about the themes they raise pertaining to the challenging issues of our day. Jan 7 – 11, following each performance of Wrestling Jerusalem, expert panelists joining artist Aaron Davidman and… Read more »

Dec 27 2014

Year in Review: PlayMakers in 2014

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite PlayMakers memories from 2014.(in no particular order) 1. Lisa Brescia’s spirited ‘Last Midnight’ as The Witch in Into the Woods Read more: “Becoming the Witch in Into the Woods“; Lisa Brescia, photo by Jon Gardiner 2. Roger Guenveur Smith in Rodney King, sparking community conversation during… Read more »

Dec 19 2014

Creating a Dialogue with Wrestling Jerusalem

Wrestling Jerusalem is a piece Aaron Davidman has been working on for a long time. The idea was first sparked when he visited Israel for the first time in 1992. In the decades since, the central idea has had several incarnations, but after repeated trips to the Middle East, Aaron found that there were many… Read more »

Dec 12 2014

Regional Premiere of Wrestling Jerusalem

Turning our attention to a new year and a new show, Aaron Davidman brings us his one-man show Wrestling Jerusalem January 7 to 11. We are proud to be the first stop on his national tour, which will go to Los Angeles, Boston and New York City. Wrestling Jerusalem grapples with identity, history and social… Read more »