Jan 7 2020

Debunking Amish Myths

The Amish are an easily recognized, but little understood people. Get your crash course in Amish life before seeing “The Amish Project.”

Jan 3 2020

Seven Characters, One Actor

What does it take to take on a one-woman show? Kathryn Metzger sat down with the dramaturgs at Chautauqua Theater Company to talk about it.

Dec 19 2019

The Real Event Behind the Project

While writing her play, Jessica Dickey knew little more than the basic facts of the shooting. Come knowing what she knew before you dive in to her fictionalized account.

Dec 10 2019

Where Should I Sit?

Wondering where to sit for our 360° “Ragtime” experience? From Harlem to New Rochelle, we’ve got you covered from every angle, and for every fandom!

Oct 28 2019

Immerse Yourself in “Ragtime”

Director Zi Alikhan and the creative team are working to make the most immersive set PlayMakers has ever seen, giving audience members an new, up-close-and-personal experience.

Oct 25 2019

The Birth of “Dairyland”

Premiering a new play is not unlike helping to usher new life into the world, so it’s only fitting that “Dairyland” contains a birth of it’s own!

Oct 10 2019

A Sit Down with Dooley

Performing arts critic Roy C. Dicks talks theatre with Ray Dooley in honor of his 100th production at PlayMakers.

Oct 3 2019

Interview with Heidi Armbruster

Heidi Armbruster shares the inspiration behind her world premiere comedy, “Dairyland,” and her journey to becoming a playwright.

Sep 18 2019

Notes on “Native Son”

Dramaturg Adam Versényi writes on how “Native Son” demonstrates the direct effects of physical environment on human behavior and blackness in Chicago.

Sep 16 2019

The Fractured World of Native Son

It’s 1930s Chicago with 64 scenes in over 15 different locations. Where do you go with the set design of “Native Son” when all Bigger Thomas wants to do is fly? An airplane hanger, of course.