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.

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… Read more »

Nikole Hannah-Jones

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One week ago on CBS television Nikole Hannah -jones announced her decision to reject UNC’s last-minute offer of tenure and instead to accept the Knight Chair position at Howard University. PlayMaker’s stands proudly with her decision to reject an offer that was made only after a series of protests from staff, faculty and students that… Read more »