As a playwright, I write to answer big questions about the world and explore the human condition. I love working in collaboration with other theatre artists and practitioners. I rely on actors, directors, designers, and stage managers to help bring the play to life…
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by Jules Odendahl-James, Director
Marvel Cooke exists on the edges of time. You won’t find her name at the center of chapters about famous Minnesotans, labor organizers, Black journalists, citizens who stood up to McCarthy, devout Communists, even nonagenarians…
I first learned about Marvel Cooke when I applied for UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Faculty Fellowship Program. Cooke was an investigative journalist and activist, who participated in the labor organizing in the 1930s and worked for civil rights and justice…
The recent increase in violence and hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is beyond comprehension. But we can visualize a path forward that we artists have a vital role in.
At the heart of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s mission is the belief that theater has the power to transform individuals and entire communities. There is no more aspirational or urgent a use of that power than working to dismantle the systems of oppression, white supremacy, and racism that pervade American life and consume the American Theatre. PlayMakers continues to assess and evaluate our own practices… Read more »
Mike Wiley is at his best when interacting with a lively audience. What does that mean for “Blood Done Sign My Name”? It means that Mike had to get real creative!
From Kane’s carefully-crafted playlist to a custom cocktail from TOPO Organic Distillary, here’s everything you need to get the most out of “Temples of Lung and Air.”
PlayMakers Repertory Company stands in unequivocal solidarity with members of our Black Community. We see you. We hear you. We grieve with you.
As we all learn what is safe and possible moving forward, PlayMakers will be making real-time adjustments to our programming in close consultation with the University.
A message from Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch about these uncertain times, at PlayMakers and beyond.