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 »


PlayMakers PRC² series opens with ‘A Number’ »

For immediate use: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC 2 second stage series opens its fifth season with playwright Caryl Churchill’s intensely charged family drama with a twist, “A Number,” Sept. 7-11. PlayMakers, the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has also announced that “The… Read more »


‘The Amish Project’ joins PlayMakers’ second stage lineup »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “The Amish Project” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second stage series, in which each performance is followed by artist-audience discussion. The play completes the 2011-2012 lineup, joining two other productions, “A Number” by Caryl Churchill (Sept. 7-11)… Read more »


The Making of a King: NEA Grant »

For immediate use: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 PlayMakers awarded dual NEA grants for Shakespeare outreach PlayMakers Repertory Company has been awarded two national arts grants for its staging of a Shakespearean epic during the upcoming season. For the fourth year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has recognized the professional theater… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Granneman elected to national post »

UNC News Brief For immediate use: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 CHAPEL HILL — Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, has been elected secretary of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Read more »