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…

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 »

The Time is Now

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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…