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 »

Dec 2 2014

A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s Ray Dooley

If you’ve been with us before, then you likely already know Ray Dooley‘s work. This season marks Ray’s 25th anniversary as a company member of PlayMakers…

Nov 21 2014

Becoming the Witch in Into the Woods

After appearing as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at PlayMakers, I was eager to return to work with Joe Haj again, as he is one of the finest directors I’ve ever worked with. When he invited me to come back and play the Witch…

Nov 20 2014

Working with Puppets

Here is Milky White at my studio in Saxapahaw in early stages. I started with the sculpting of the head over a clay mold then papier mache’…

Nov 18 2014

Vegetation Creation for the Witch in “Into the Woods”: Part 2

Today I’m talking about vegetation, part two! Recall from my last post that we’re working on Into the Woods, and that our Witch’s first look is quite vegetable-covered, which has meant a lot of fascinating craft projects for me and my two colleagues…