PlayMakers has helped premiere six new American plays in the last three seasons. From “Draw the Circle” to “Jump” and everything in between, what are the creators up to now?
Industrial Hip-Hop via ‘Native Son’
The themes explored in “Native Son” inspired industrial hip-hop band Camp Blood to write “1144 (Sundown)” for their latest album.
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.
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.”
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!
Ten Years Later
Earlier this month, Annette Storckman of Breaking Character Magazine interviewed playwright and actress Jessica Dickey about the heartening and inspiring “The Amish Project.”
“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.
PlayMakers and 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, August 9!
Where in the World is Viv?
Here’s what our Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch is up to while directing in D.C.