Our community-based programs take you behind the scenes to provide a deeper understanding of the art of making theatre. This rare opportunity gives you the chance to meet actors, directors, and designers at intimate, conversation-driven events.


Vision Series

This hugely popular series invites you to join us in the Paul Green Theatre for some delicious hors d’oeuvres and the chance to learn about a production in process. Meet the director and get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and vision for our shows.

These events are free to the public.

6:30pm – 7:15pm – A conversation with the artists

7:15pm – 8:00pm – Refreshments in the lobby

View Vision Series Schedule

November 11, 2015 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Peter and the Starcatcher

Director Brendon Fox, last with PlayMakers at the helm of the two-part epic Angels in America, shares his vision for one of the Triangle’s most fantastical and sumptuous theatrical events of the year.

January 13, 2016 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Three Sisters

Director Vivienne Benesch (Red, Love Alone, In the Next Room) shares her thoughts on Chekhov’s masterwork.

February 17, 2016 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Proud to Present…

Desdemona Chiang will share her thoughts on Jackie Siblies Drury’s revolutionary play, We are Proud to Present a Presentation… This show is unlike anything you’ve seen on PlayMakers Mainstage. Hear from Ms. Chiang about her thoughts on bringing it to life.

March 23, 2016 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Sweeney Todd

Director Jen Wineman shares why Sweeney Todd is one of her favorite plays of all time – and what it took to bring it PlayMakers Mainstage.


In the Wings

In partnership with the Durham County Library, PlayMakers offers a series of conversations with artists and scholars about the work we put on stage. These free events are scheduled throughout the season.

View In the Wings Schedule

October 26, 2015 7:00 PM

In the Wings: Peter and the Starcatcher

Main Library – Durham

January 11, 2016 7:00 PM

In the Wings: Three Sisters

Southwest Regional

February 8, 2016 7:00 PM

In the Wings: Proud to Present…

Southwest Regional

March 14, 2016 7:00 PM

In the Wings: Sweeney Todd

Main Library – Durham


In the Classroom

PlayMakers Repertory Company sends professional Teaching Artists into your classroom to prepare students to attend our shows and/or explore curriculum based themes. We work with you to develop a residency tailor-made to fit your needs. The teaching artists can help contextualize the world of the play for your students and also offer interactive lessons that seamlessly support your curriculum. We build residencies that are focused on either a particular show in our season or based solely on your curriculum needs. From mathematics to science to literature to world history and beyond, we will work with you to develop a specific workshop based upon your needs. The cost of a teaching artist is $75 per hour.

Contact Jenny Wales, jwales@unc.edu, Education Manager, to request information.