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.

Vision Series

With this hugely popular series, we invite 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

View Vision Series Schedule

September 6, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: The Cake

Jeff Meanza – Director
Rebecca Martinez – Associate Director
Jan Chambers – Scenic Designer
Georgia Lee – Costume Designer
Burke Brown – Lighting Designer
Bruno Louchouran – Lighting Designer

October 11, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Sense and Sensibility

Taibi Magar – Director
Amelia Pedlow – Assistant Director
Peter Ksander – Scenic Designer
Adam Bintz – Sound Designer
Olivera Gajic – Costume Designer
Justin Ellington – Composer

November 15, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Dot

Nicole Watson – Director
Abbey Toot – Assistant Director
Kathy Perkins – Lighting Designer
McKay Coble – Scenic Designer
Adam Bintz – Sound Designer
Grier Coleman – Costume Designer

January 24, 2018 6:30 PM

Vision Series: The Christians and Tartuffe

More details coming soon…

March 28, 2018 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Leaving Eden

More details coming soon…


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.

View In the Wings Schedule

August 28, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: The Cake

Durham South Regional Library
Jeffrey Meanza, Director
Rebecca Martinez, Associate Director
Julia Gibson, “Della”

October 2, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: Sense and Sensibility

Durham Southwest Regional Library
Taibi Magar, Director
Amelia Pedlow, Associate Director

November 6, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: Dot

Durham Southwest Regional Library
Nicole Watson, Director
Leighton Brown, “Jackie”

January 8, 2018 7:00pm

In the Wings: The Christians and Tartuffe

Durham South Regional Library
Alex Tobey, Assistant Director
Nemuna Ceesay, “Elmire” in Tartuffe & “Elizabeth” in The Christians
Alex Givens, “Officer” in Tartuffe & “Associate Pastor Joshua” in The Christians

March 19, 2018 7:00pm

In the Wings: Leaving Eden

Durham South Regional Library


Mobile Shakespeare

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, and is presented by PlayMakers at no charge for tickets.

Click for 2017/2018 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Tour Schedule


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 Jeri Lynn Schulke, jschulke@email.unc.edu, Engagement Associate, to request information.