Our community-based programs take you behind the scenes to provide a deeper understanding of the art of making theatre. This rare opportunity gives you the chance to meet actors, directors, and designers at intimate, conversation-driven events.
This hugely popular series invites you to join us in the Paul Green Theatre for some delicious hors d’oeuvres and the chance to learn about a production in process. Meet the director and get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and vision for our shows.
These events are free to the public.
6:30pm – 7:15pm – A conversation with the artists
7:15pm – 8:00pm – Refreshments in the lobby
In the Wings
In partnership with the Durham County Library, PlayMakers offers a series of conversations with artists and scholars about the work we put on stage. These free events are scheduled throughout the season.
September 12, 2016 7:00pm
In the Wings: Detroit ’67
October 3, 2016 7:00pm
In the Wings: The Crucible
November 7, 2016 7:00pm
In the Wings: The May Queen
January 9, 2017 7:00pm
In the Wings: Intimate Apparel
Durham Southwest Regional Library
Cancelled due to inclement weather.
February 13, 2017 7:00pm
In the Wings: Twelfth Night
March 20, 2017 7:00pm
In the Wings: My Fair Lady
Through partnerships with area nonprofits, community organizations, local schools and libraries, PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare presents professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays with stripped down and abbreviated staging geared toward making them more accessible and vital to new audiences. Each production has been cut to ninety minutes or less, and features members of the PlayMakers company from the Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill.
This January, director Katie McGerr and her troupe of seven actors will bring an electric, 75-minute production of Measure for Measure into schools, community centers and correctional facilities across the Triangle. The following performances are free and open to the public.
|Jordan-Matthews High School||January 18, 3:00 p.m.|
|Kenan Theatre||January 20, 7:30 p.m.|
|Durham County Southwest Regional Library||January 26, 4:30 p.m.|
Jerry Ruiz, firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate Artistic Director, to request information.
In the Classroom
PlayMakers Repertory Company sends professional Teaching Artists into your classroom to prepare students to attend our shows and/or explore curriculum based themes. We work with you to develop a residency tailor-made to fit your needs. The teaching artists can help contextualize the world of the play for your students and also offer interactive lessons that seamlessly support your curriculum. We build residencies that are focused on either a particular show in our season or based solely on your curriculum needs. From mathematics to science to literature to world history and beyond, we will work with you to develop a specific workshop based upon your needs. The cost of a teaching artist is $75 per hour.
Contact Jenny Wales, email@example.com, Education Manager, to request information.