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 »
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The beloved novelist wins her strength two generations of children — and adults. Discover it all over again on stage!
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 »
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 »
Telling Stories with Lydia R Diamond Excerpts from a 2016 interview at The Interval. What is the first piece of storytelling that had a major impact on you? My brain just went to, weirdly, Sleeping Beauty. It must have been this book of Walt Disney fairy tales and there was this image of the prince… Read more »
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…
VIVIENNE BENESCH QUICK FACTS HOMETOWN: New York City Q: How did you become a theatre person?
FIRST SHOW: monologues from Moliere’s “The Miser” in French
FIRST PROFESSIONAL CREDIT: “The Skin of Our Teeth” at Chautauqua Theater Company
VIVIENNE BENESCH QUICK FACTS
HOMETOWN: New York City
Q: How did you become a theatre person?
Meet the new members of our resident acting company/ joining us for “The Skin of Our Teeth” and the next three years. No need to hold your applause!
By John Glore, South Coast Repertory. Playwright Dipika Guha rolls out her mat to find the funny at the intersection of traditional yoga and modern yogi culture.
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.