Aug 10 2017

Spotlight on Kathy Williams

With two shows on the horizon, longtime beloved company member Kathryn Hunter-Williams has a busy fall ahead of her. But that’s just how she likes it!

Jul 18 2017

Jeff & Kira Cornell: A Natural Fit

Kira Cornell is not exactly new to PlayMakers. “I’ve been coming here since I was three,” she said. After all, her dad is PlayMakers’ resident acting company member Jeffrey Blair Cornell.

Jun 28 2017

Behind the “Birdie”

This summer, as our SYC students prepare for Bye Bye Birdie, we’ve invited three of these students to chronicle their experience, beginning one week into rehearsals.

Apr 22 2017

Breaking Barriers with “My Fair Lady”

At first glance, Tyne Rafaeli might not be the sort of person you’d expect to direct a colorful musical classic like My Fair Lady. But looks can be deceiving.

Apr 8 2017

The Making of “My Fair Lady”

My Fair Lady has arrived PlayMakers, but if you’re expecting a carbon copy of the 1964 film with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, you may want to look a little closer.

Apr 4 2017

From Screen to Stage: “My Fair Lady”

How will director Tyne Rafaeli and her creative team work to make the production new, yet also appealing to audiences who first fell in love with the movie version?

Feb 24 2017

Shakespeare, Slim Aarons Style

Twelfth Night was written over 400 years ago, making it sometimes difficult for modern audiences to connect to his comedy. Enter Slim Aarons.

Feb 20 2017

PlayMakers Dramaturg Receives Junior Faculty Award

Playwright and PlayMakers dramaturg Jacqueline E. Lawton has recently received the Junior Faculty Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in for her work Among These Wild Things, a piece set to address the ethical and moral dilemmas a couple faces when they learn that any children they bring into the world may have a terminal genetic disorder.