PlayMakers kicks off PRC² season with ‘Rodney King’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith’s powerful new one-man show “Rodney King.” PRC² features innovative, topical presentations coupled with engaging post-show discussions with the creative artists and expert panelists following each performance. PlayMakers’ producing… Read more »


PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ »

For immediate use: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of forty nonprofit, professional theater companies nationwide to be awarded a grant as part of the Shakespeare in… Read more »


PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Hairspray’ »

      A cast of young student actors will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” July 16-20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians will begin work on the production June 16. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences,… Read more »


Austin’s Rude Mechanicals in residence at PlayMakers May 26-June 7 »

Austin, Texas theater ensemble Rude Mechanicals will be developing a performance piece while in residence with PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two weeks beginning May 26. Originally conceived in 2012, the environmental theater piece called “Now Now Oh Now” immerses participants in an interactive puzzle reflecting on… Read more »


PlayMakers awarded NEA Art Works grant for 2014 repertory productions »

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive a $50,000 NEA Art Works grant for its fall 2014 repertory productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The grant… Read more »


PlayMakers presents regional premiere of ‘Hold These Truths’ »

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of “Hold These Truths,” written by Jeanne Sakata, April 23-27. PlayMakers concludes its 2013-2014 PRC² series with the production. PRC² features performances of topical plays coupled with engaging post-show discussions with the creative artists and other panelists. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m…. Read more »


PlayMakers presents Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning ‘Assassins’ »

    PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Assassins” by Stephen Sondheim, onstage April 2-20. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Special events associated with the show begin March 20. “Assassins” is a theatrical tour-de-force combining Sondheim’s signature… Read more »


PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2014 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the Summer Youth Conservatory for 2014. The Conservatory features Theatre Intensive, Theatre Quest and Theatre Tech programs for high school and middle school students, and culminates in a production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray.” Beginning June 16, a cast of high school-age actors will have the opportunity to train, rehearse… Read more »


Table Talk event planned for PlayMakers’ ‘Assassins’ »

UNC’s Program in the Humanities and Human Values has announced a new special event in conjunction with PlayMakers Repertory Company’s upcoming Stephen Sondheim musical “Assassins.” “Table Talk: Themes in Performances from Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’,” an evening of dinner, drinks and conversation, will be held March 20, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at City Kitchen, 201 S. Estes Dr. in… Read more »