PlayMakers online auction goes live April 16 »

Bids can be placed via the “Auction” link on the company’s website,, from 8 a.m. April 16 through 8 p.m. April 25. All proceeds from the third annual auction will support the artistic and educational work of PlayMakers, the professional nonprofit theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Read more »


Audition Contact: Jeff Stanley, Company CHAPEL HILL (March 9, 2009) PlayMakers Repertory Company’s auditions for its 2009-2010 theatre season will be held April 28 and 29, 2009.  Auditions will be conducted by Joseph Haj, PRC’s Producing Artistic Director. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, April 28:Scheduled auditions begin at 1:00pm.  Unscheduled open call begins… Read more »

2009-2010 Season Announced »

CHAPEL HILL – A two-part repertory production of Charles Dickens’ epic “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” will headline PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 34th season, announced Thursday (March 5) by producing artistic director Joseph Haj. Also during its 2009-2010 mainstage season, PlayMakers will present Arthur Miller’s wartime drama “All My Sons,” the comedy classic “The… Read more »

PlayMakers to present Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” »

News Release For immediate use: Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 Note: For a play poster, see end of story. PlayMakers, the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the show April 1-19. Performances will be in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art on… Read more »

Magazine names PlayMakers’ Haj among top 25 theater artists »

PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the magazine’s April 2009 issue, its 25th-anniversary edition, Haj will be among a select group of contributors to the article “An Eye on the Future: What Will the Next 25 Years Bring to American Theatre?” As one… Read more »

Summer Youth Conservatory »

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jeri Lynn Schulke919.929.2787 ext. 219 CARRBORO (January 9, 2009) – The ArtsCenter and PlayMakers Repertory Company will join together to offer their third collaborative Summer Youth Conservatory program for actors age 10-18. This year’s Conservatory will present William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.  Beginning June 22, 2009, a cast of 40 young… Read more »

PlayMakers presents contrasting tales of mother-daughter relationships »

Tennessee Williams’ classic “The Glass Menagerie” will be paired with the regional premiere of “Well,” the recent Broadway sensation by Lisa Kron. The plays will be performed on alternating dates starting with “Well” on Jan. 24. For a schedule, visit   Although written more than 60 years apart, both works are examples of memory… Read more »

PlayMakers show explores son’s wish to understand father. »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at UNC, will present Mac in “The Young Ladies of …” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second-stage series. Mac, whose father died when he was young, performs in drag, singing and playing a ukulele in the audacious yet touching tale. In its November cover story, American… Read more »

PlayMakers to bring back holiday smash ‘The Little Prince’ »

Audiences and other critics expressed similar sentiments. And PlayMakers, the professional theatre company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will indeed bring back the hit production for the holidays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 14, inviting people of all ages to enjoy the magical tale. The play, suitable for ages 5… Read more »

Questions of heritage haunt professor in ‘Blue Door’ »

CHAPEL HILL – A couple’s breakup culminates, actually and symbolically, with the husband’s refusal to participate in the Million Man March – and his reluctance to embrace his identity.   Left by his wife, the black university professor is visited that night by the spirits of his male ancestors, whose stories illuminate and guide his… Read more »