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EMMA: Fashion Forward

Meet the costume designer behind the gorgeous gowns of “Emma” and get a glimpse into the visual storytelling behind Lex Liang’s design.

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Behind-the-Costumes

“I’m not a lover of clothes, necessarily, but I really love telling stories,” says Melanie Burgess, the guest costume designer for Blues for an Alabama […]

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Share your lessons with us!

As you walk into the lobby of the beautiful Paul Green Theatre for August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned”, you might notice something […]

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Back to Shakespearean Basics

In a time of political unrest, director Andrew Borba shares his insight on the timelessness of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

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Immerse Yourself in “Ragtime”

Director Zi Alikhan and the creative team are working to make the most immersive set PlayMakers has ever seen, giving audience members an new, up-close-and-personal experience.

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The Fractured World of Native Son

It’s 1930s Chicago with 64 scenes in over 15 different locations. Where do you go with the set design of “Native Son” when all Bigger Thomas wants to do is fly? An airplane hanger, of course.

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Where in the World is Viv?

Here’s what our Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch is up to while directing in D.C.

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The Soul and the Shine: “She Loves Me” in Transit

Like many acknowledged classics, “She Loves Me” had a long and compelling genesis, but for songwriting team Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock it was “love at first write.”

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Embodying Robin Hood

Finding the spirit of Robin Hood in a time that truly needs it can be difficult, but Jessie Austrian is up to the challenge. And she thinks you are, too.