PlayMakers awarded Mellon grant for theater residency program »

For immediate use November 16, 2010 CHAPEL HILL — PlayMakers Repertory Company has been awarded a $200,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support annual residencies by theater ensembles over the next three years. The ensembles will use these residencies to develop new theater pieces with artistic, technical and administrative support provided by… Read more »


Get ‘Shipwrecked!’ with PlayMakers for the holidays »

PlayMakers Repertory Company celebrates the holidays with “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. The real-life yet tall-tale storytelling extravaganza will be onstage Dec. 1-19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The show’s extended title, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself),” sets… Read more »


AMADEUS – PRC at the Symphony »

Composer Portraits: Mozart, Dec. 3-5 RALEIGH, N.C.—Sir Peter Shaffer’s beloved play Amadeus is the foundation for a one-of-a-kind hybrid of music and theater that will receive its only three performances this December in Raleigh. Actors Ray Dooley and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) star in the first-ever collaboration between the North Carolina Symphony and PlayMakers Repertory… Read more »


PlayMakers presents August Wilson’s Tony winner, ‘Fences’ »

 CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company will continue its 35th anniversary season with “Fences,” August Wilson’s Tony Award-winning drama, Oct. 27-Nov. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   The production will mark the first time an August Wilson play has been performed in a Mainstage season for PlayMakers, the professional theater… Read more »


Shakespeare’s romantic comedy opens PlayMakers 35th season »

PlayMakers , the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will portray some of the Bard’s most beloved characters – including the sharp-witted heroine Rosalind, who escapes her uncle’s court for the lush Forest of Arden. There follows a charming tale of love at first sight, mix-ups, mistaken… Read more »


PlayMakers PRC² series opens with Beckett’s dark comedy »

Nobel Prize-winner Samuel Beckett’s absurdist comedy “Happy Days” kicks off PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC² series Sept. 8-12 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Not to be confused with the 1950s adventures of TV’s Richie, Potsie and the Fonz, this comic yet poignant masterpiece is a challenging exploration of life and perseverance. The… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Haj joins national theater board »

PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Haj has led the theater’s artistic and administrative operations since July 2006. He is a 1988 master’s in fine arts graduate of UNC’s professional actor training program.   TCG is the national… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Grannemann appointed to national theater committee »

CHAPEL HILL – Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, has been appointed to the executive committee 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. Grannemann heads the theater’s administrative departments, working… Read more »


Exit Cuckoo’ to complete PlayMakers’ second stage lineup »

PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “Exit Cuckoo” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second stage series, in which each performance is followed by artist-audience discussion. The play completes the 2010-2011 lineup, joining two other plays, “Happy Days” by Samuel Beckett (Sept. 8-12) and… Read more »


Summer Youth Conservatory performs Dickens ‘whodunit’ »

For the fourth year in a row, PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at UNC, joins with The ArtsCenter of Carrboro to present a stage production as the culmination of their Summer Youth Conservatory. The conservatory will provide five weeks of theater training beginning June 21. “Drood” will be performed at 7:30 p.m…. Read more »