Share your lessons with us!

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As you walk into the lobby of the beautiful Paul Green Theatre for August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned”, you might notice something intriguing: A giant whiteboard covered with small pieces of paper with a question written in green marker – What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in life? If you… Read more »

Meet Kathryn Hunter-Williams

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Kathryn Hunter-Williams, known affectionately around the building as “Kathy,” is set to make her directorial debut on the Paul Green Stage with Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond after 21 seasons as a company member. You might recognize her from her most recent productions with us as an actor, in The Skin of Our Teeth or… Read more »

As You Like It: Arts Midwest NEA Grant

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For the 2021/2022 season, PlayMakers was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” outreach. The grant includes two visits from PlayMakers’ teaching artists to ten Title I schools along with free streaming access to PlayMakers’ upcoming film of William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It”, directed by… Read more »

Thank You for Teaching Us the Language of Clothing

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Bobbi Owen recently retired as the Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor of Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her list of professional accomplishments is long and impressive: between teaching costume design and history, she’s written hundreds of articles, published nine books (mainly on theatrical costume design and designers, but most recently on “PlayMakers Repertory Company: A…

Director Short: ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

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VIVIENNE BENESCH QUICK FACTS

HOMETOWN: New York City
FIRST SHOW: monologues from Moliere’s “The Miser” in French
FIRST PROFESSIONAL CREDIT: “The Skin of Our Teeth” at Chautauqua Theater Company

Q: How did you become a theatre person?

Meet Thornton Wilder

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More than just a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, this 20th-century Renaissance man seemed to excel at everything he put his hand to, from language to lyrics to military intelligence.