PlayMakers’ Vivienne Benesch Receives Prestigious Zelda Fichandler Award »

(Chapel Hill, NC, September 21, 2017) Vivienne Benesch, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding creativity and artistry by directors and choreographers for their accomplishments to date, and their promise for the future…. Read more »


$12 million gift to benefit PlayMakers, dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill »

Gift is the largest ever to benefit performing arts at Carolina; building will be renamed Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art (Chapel Hill, N.C.— Sept. 11, 2017) – PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $12 million gift to significantly… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Regional Premiere of “The Cake” »

Art reflects real-life headlines in dramedy about a baker torn between love and faith Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: Mainstage production of “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Jeffrey Meanza When: September 13 to October 1; Opening Night & Press Opening Saturday, September 16 Where: Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents “Mr. Joy” »

A Harlem community dealing with tragedy and violence discovers healing in an unexpected voice Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: PRC2 production of “Mr. Joy” by Daniel Beaty, featuring Tangela Large When: April 26 to 30, 2017; Opening Night April 26 Where: Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets:… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents “My Fair Lady” »

The most “loverly” musical of them all comes to Chapel Hill Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: Mainstage production of “My Fair Lady” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, directed by Tyne Rafaeli When: April 5 to 29, 2017; Opening Night & Press Opening Saturday, April 8 Where: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,… Read more »


UNC Process Series Presents “Count” by Lynden Harris and Hidden Voices »

(Chapel Hill, NC, February 23, 2017) The UNC Process Series, in association with the Department of Communication, presents Count, a look into the lives of six men on death row and their personal inheritances of violence, racism, mental illness, poverty—and sometimes surprising love. Friday March 3 and Saturday March 4 at 8:00pm, Swain Hall, Studio… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces 2017/2018 Season »

New season brings two regional premieres by UNC alumni, the return of the rotating repertory, and a holiday treat for the whole family (Chapel Hill, NC, February 16, 2017) A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen, a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion, two topically charged premieres by UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, and the return of the popular… Read more »