PlayMakers (Keeping You) Company


Stuck Monologues  |  Virtually, Viv  |  Think Like an Actor  |  I Am A PlayMaker
Some Kind of Universe  |  Higher Ground

The magic of live theatre is its ability to bring together people from all walks of life in order to experience beautiful stories as a community. Until we are safely able to gather again, we have created PlayMakers (keeping you) Company, an online series of artist conversations, master classes, and yes, eventually, performances.

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Virtually, Viv with Debra Messing
Recorded live on May 19


Virtually, Viv  Featuring award-winning actor of stage & screen, UNC alum Billy Crudup
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Higher Ground  Mike Wiley interviews Bishop Michael Curry
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Stuck Monologue  Featuring Kathryn Hunter-Williams, written by Mike Wiley
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Virtually, Viv  Featuring local actor/playwright Sonny Kelly & special guest Sterling K. Brown
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Stuck Monologues

We commissioned a series of monologues in the theme of “stuck” from local playwrights! Company members past and present stepped up to the plate and knocked home a dozen stellar monologues.

Welcome to the Stuck Monologues!

“Superheroes” by Jacqueline E. Lawton
starring Tia James

plus many more…

Virtually, Viv

Bi-weekly chats between Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch theatre artists from across the industry, both nationally and closer to home.

Viv chats with her dear friend, two-time Emmy-nominee and your favorite Jewish mother, Marin Hinkle!.

Viv welcomes back poet, rapper, and community organizer Kane Smego.

plus many more…

Think Like an Actor

Take monthly acting classes from beloved company member Ray Dooley. Each class provides a deep dive into the text to provide a glimpse of how Ray builds his acclaimed performances

“To Be or Not to Be,” Monday, April 20. In this first Think Like an Actor Ray takes a deep dive into Shakespeare’s most famous speech.

“Get Thee to a Nunnery,” Monday, June 22.  Ray Dooley teaches you how to approach a complex scene like an actor might.

plus many more…

I Am A PlayMaker

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