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

September 7, 2016 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Detroit ’67

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October 12, 2016 6:30 PM

Vision Series: The Crucible

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November 16, 2016 6:30 PM

Vision Series: The May Queen

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January 18, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Intimate Apparel

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February 22, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: Twelfth Night

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March 29, 2017 6:30 PM

Vision Series: My Fair Lady

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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

September 12, 2016 7:00pm

In the Wings: Detroit ’67

Durham Main Library

October 3, 2016 7:00pm

In the Wings: The Crucible

Durham South Regional Library

November 7, 2016 7:00pm

In the Wings: The May Queen

Durham Main Library

January 9, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: Intimate Apparel

Durham Southwest Regional Library

February 13, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: Twelfth Night

Durham Main Library

March 20, 2017 7:00pm

In the Wings: My Fair Lady

Durham South Regional Library


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.