“It’s clear that it doesn’t take a five-figure budget to produce compelling Shakespeare. It only takes five actors, an audience willing to believe, and a company willing to reach out to them.”
Byron Woods, Indy Week


Be a Host Venue for PlayMakers Mobile Tour 2019

Choose your Tour Date Today!

90-minute total presentation time
70-minute production
10 minutes of pre- and post-show audience engagement activities

Minimal technical needs!

You provide:
• 20’ x 20’ square space (ideal; negotiable).
• Seats surrounding playing area on all four sides.
We provide:
• Actors, costumes, and minimal set.
• Simple sound equipment

 
Do you want your community organization, school, or non-profit to be included on the PlayMakers Mobile tour? Contact PlayMakers’ Engagement Associate Jeri Lynn Schulke for more information: jschulke@email.unc.edu


WILDER & WILDER

A Medley of Thornton Wilder Short Plays

by THORNTON WILDER
directed by ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ

Each performance is absolutely free. No tickets required.


FALL 2019 TOURING SCHEDULE

MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
OCT 7 OCT 8 OCT 9 OCT 10

TBA
Phoenix Academy

OCT 11

7:00p
Hillsborough Central Rec
Center

OCT 12

1:30p
Festifall

OCT 13
OCT 14 OCT 15

7:00
TROSA

OCT 16 OCT 17

OCT 18

OCT 19 OCT 20

OCT 21 OCT 22

OCT 23

4:00p
Jordan-Matthews High School

OCT 24

OCT 25

OCT 26

4:00p
IFC Community House

OCT 27

TBA
Forest Theatre


Photos & Videos

Measure for Measure (2017)


Click here to read more about UNC’s spotlight on last season’s Mobile Shakespeare!

More About PlayMakers Mobile

PlayMakers Mobile is a relatively new initiative aimed at taking all the great theatre that we’re doing inside our amazing building and sharing it with our community. In many ways, this is not a new initiative at all. The very beginning of PlayMakers’ hundred-year history involved the company touring into North Carolina communities and in 2016, PlayMakers’ new Producing Artistic Director, Vivienne Benesch, decided it was time to take up that mantle again. “My impulse when I got here was that we needed to connect again with our communities,” she said. “We’ve grown the work that we’ve done here within the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art and that’s wonderful, but we need to share what goes on here.”

“So 100 years later, we are getting back on the road and connecting with our communities again.”
Vivienne Benesch

Through partnerships with area non-profits, community organizations, and local schools and libraries, in locations across the Triangle, PlayMakers presents professional-quality, bare bones productions of Shakespeare plays and more, cut to ninety minutes or less. In doing so, we aim to connect with new audiences in their own spaces, truly meeting them where they live. By revealing theatre to be accessible, relevant, and vital, PlayMakers Mobile builds a new audience for these timeless plays and allows PlayMakers to foster new relationships throughout the region.

On Our Blog


11-17-15-playmakers-vintage-image Mobile Shakespeare Comes to You


By Jerry Ruiz. Since I arrived here at PlayMakers in August, one of my major projects has been launching our Mobile Shakespeare initiative. This pilot program follows in the tradition of the original Carolina Playmakers and takes inspiration from the incredibly impactful work of Michelle Hensley and her Minneapolis-based theater company, Ten Thousand Things.

Be a Part of the Tour

Do you want your community organization, school, or non-profit to be included on the PlayMakers Mobile tour? Contact PlayMakers’ Engagement Associate Jeri Lynn Schulke for more information: jschulke@email.unc.edu