PlayMakers Repertory Company names Managing Director & Associate Artistic Director »

Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch builds theater’s new leadership team PlayMakers Repertory Company is pleased to announce the addition of two key staff members to its leadership team. Joining recently appointed Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch will be Managing Director Justin Haslett and Associate Artistic Director Jerry Ruiz. Haslett will helm PlayMakers’ administrative organization beginning… Read more »

PlayMakers concludes PRC2 series with Dan Hoyle in ‘The Real Americans’ »

Play depicting a road trip to find American identity is particularly timely in light of today’s national political conversation (Chapel Hill, N.C.—April 15, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “The Real Americans” written and performed by Dan Hoyle, April 27-May 1. PlayMakers brings the acclaimed solo performer to the Triangle as the finale of its…

PlayMakers presents Sondheim musical ‘Sweeney Todd’ »

The multiple Tony Award-winner features Broadway actors David St. Louis and Annie Golden (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 10, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece “Sweeney Todd,” onstage March 30 through April 23. Special events associated with the show begin March 14. Music and lyrics for the “bloody great” musical,… Read more »

PlayMakers announces casting for ‘Sweeney Todd’ »

Broadway’s David St. Louis & Annie Golden to head Sondheim musical (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” to be presented March 30-April 23. David St. Louis will play bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd…. Read more »

PlayMakers announces 2016/2017 season »

Dynamic plays from three important women playwrights, plus a landmark drama by Arthur Miller, a romantic Shakespearean romp and a beloved musical masterpiece will highlight the 2016-2017 Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The new season is the first selected for the theater by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ new Producing Artistic Director. “I couldn’t be more… Read more »

PlayMakers’ award-winning Summer Youth Conservatory returns for 2016 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the Summer Youth Conservatory for 2016. The Conservatory will feature Theatre Intensive, Theatre Quest and Theatre Tech programs for high school and middle school students, and culminate in a production of the award-winning Broadway musical “Violet.” Beginning June 20, a cast of high school actors will have the opportunity to train,… Read more »

‘We Are Proud to Present…’ starts Feb 24 at PlayMakers »

play about historic African genocide confronts contemporary racism (Chapel Hill, N.C.—Feb. 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Feb. 24-March 13 with “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915” by award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies… Read more »

PlayMakers presents Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ starting Jan. 20 »

A new version of the world classic will be directed by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ new producing artistic director (Chapel Hill, N.C.—Jan. 7, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Jan. 20-Feb. 7 with a fresh take on a classic drama, “Three Sisters” by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Special events associated with the show begin… Read more »

PlayMakers presents hit Broadway comedy ‘Seminar’ starting Oct. 14 »

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continues its Mainstage Season with the scathingly funny comedy “Seminar” by Theresa Rebeck, Oct. 14-Nov. 1. Special events associated with the show begin Sept. 28. “Seminar” is a story of blood, sweat and tears in the writer’s den…. Read more »