PlayMakers introduces open captioned performances »

PlayMakers Repertory Company is trying out a new audience service to enhance play-going enjoyment with open captioning at selected performances. Open captioning lets the audience read along with the play. A screen is visible to the audience, which displays the text of the play as the actors are speaking it. A professional open captioning operator… Read more »


PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2012 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the fifth Summer Youth Conservatory, reimagined for 2012. The new Conservatory will feature three programs tailored for high school and middle school students: Theatre Intensive, Theatre Quest and Theatre Tech. Beginning June 18, a cast of 25 high school actors will have the opportunity to train, rehearse and perform in a… Read more »


Red Clay Ramblers to be honored at PlayMakers Ball »

Tony Award-winning, North Carolina music legends The Red Clay Ramblers will receive the PlayMakers Distinguished Achievement Award on Feb. 11 at the 24rd annual PlayMakers Ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ball, held at the historic Carolina Inn, is the annual fundraising celebration for PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater… Read more »


PlayMakers mounts royal Shakespearean epic in rotating repertory »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage a royal coming-of-age epic, combining William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2” and “Henry V” as “The Making of a King,” to be performed Jan. 28 – March 4. The professional theater-in-residence in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Read more »


PlayMakers’ “No Child…” offers portrait of public education »

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright Nilaja Sun in her timely one-woman show “No Child…” Jan. 11-15. The show is part of the theater’s innovative PRC 2 second stage series. Sun was a teaching artist in the New York public school system, while also writing and performing in numerous Off-Broadway shows. She turned this experience into… Read more »


PlayMakers presents Albee Tony Award-winner for the holidays »

PlayMakers Repertory Company celebrates the holidays a little differently this year, with something for those who need a night off from family activities and all the “fa-la-la.” The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present Edward Albee’s hilariously insightful marital slugfest “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Nov…. Read more »


‘No Child…’ replaces ‘Amish Project’ in PlayMakers second stage lineup »

CHAPEL HILL – Actor-playwright Nilaja Sun’s timely one-woman show “No Child…” comes to PlayMakers Repertory Company Jan. 11-15, as part of the theatre’s PRC2 second stage series. Sun was a teaching artist in the New York public school system, while also writing and performing in numerous Off-Broadway shows. She turned this experience into a rapid-fire,… Read more »


PlayMakers hosts Freedom Riders’ art during ‘Parchman Hour’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company is collaborating with artist Charlotta Janssen, utilizing her work onstage and in exhibition during the run of the theater’s world premiere of “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders.” Charlotta Janssen is a German-American visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown around the… Read more »


PlayMakers world premiere commemorates Freedom Riders »

CHAPEL HILL – In the summer of 1961, the fiery first months of America’s civil rights movement, waves of young people rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Mostly college students, these interracial groups challenged Jim Crow laws that segregated interstate travel. Their bravery helped change the course of American history. PlayMakers Repertory… Read more »


Tony-nominated comedy opens PlayMakers Mainstage »

CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off another Mainstage Season Sept. 21-Oct. 9 with Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play).” “In the Next Room” was a 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, as well… Read more »