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 »

Actor, UNC alum Billy Crudup to receive PlayMakers Award »

Tony Award-winning theater and film star Billy Crudup will receive this year’s PlayMakers Distinguished Achievement Award on Nov. 1 at the 21st annual PlayMakers Ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A 1990 Carolina alumnus, Crudup played alongside Robert DeNiro, Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in “The Good Shepherd” (2006). He also… Read more »

PlayMakers to present Shakespeare’s epic adventure ‘Pericles’ »

  For immediate release:   CHAPEL HILL – William Shakespeare’s “Pericles,” an epic adventure that spans oceans and generations, is filled with princesses, pirates, assassins, exotic locales and multiple shipwrecks. PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill kicks off its 2008-09 mainstage season Sept. 24-Oct. 12 with the Bard’s exciting… Read more »

PlayMakers opens PRC2 series with story of two black women with HIV. »

For immediate release: CHAPEL HILL –  It’s back – the innovative, intimate PRC 2 second stage series, presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company, where timely plays take the audience around the globe – from LA to Zimbabwe, New York City to Iraq – and each performance includes a second act of engaging community dialogue. Last year’s…

PlayMakers names Hannah Grannemann Managing Director »

For immediate release:  July 8, 2008   PlayMakers names Hannah Grannemann Managing Director   CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has named Hannah Grannemann its new Managing Director. She will helm the theatre’s administrative organization and work closely with Producing Artistic Director Joseph… Read more »