PlayMakers’ Vivienne Benesch Receives Prestigious Zelda Fichandler Award »

(Chapel Hill, NC, September 21, 2017) Vivienne Benesch, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding creativity and artistry by directors and choreographers for their accomplishments to date, and their promise for the future…. Read more »


$12 million gift to benefit PlayMakers, dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill »

Gift is the largest ever to benefit performing arts at Carolina; building will be renamed Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art (Chapel Hill, N.C.— Sept. 11, 2017) – PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $12 million gift to significantly… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents “Mr. Joy” »

A Harlem community dealing with tragedy and violence discovers healing in an unexpected voice Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: PRC2 production of “Mr. Joy” by Daniel Beaty, featuring Tangela Large When: April 26 to 30, 2017; Opening Night April 26 Where: Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets:… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents “My Fair Lady” »

The most “loverly” musical of them all comes to Chapel Hill Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: Mainstage production of “My Fair Lady” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, directed by Tyne Rafaeli When: April 5 to 29, 2017; Opening Night & Press Opening Saturday, April 8 Where: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,… Read more »


UNC Process Series Presents “Count” by Lynden Harris and Hidden Voices »

(Chapel Hill, NC, February 23, 2017) The UNC Process Series, in association with the Department of Communication, presents Count, a look into the lives of six men on death row and their personal inheritances of violence, racism, mental illness, poverty—and sometimes surprising love. Friday March 3 and Saturday March 4 at 8:00pm, Swain Hall, Studio… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces 2017/2018 Season »

New season brings two regional premieres by UNC alumni, the return of the rotating repertory, and a holiday treat for the whole family (Chapel Hill, NC, February 16, 2017) A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen, a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion, two topically charged premieres by UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, and the return of the popular… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Member Receives Junior Faculty Award »

Jacqueline Lawton to Develop a Play Exploring Bio-Ethics (Chapel Hill, NC, February 10, 2017) PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to announce that its own dramaturg and playwright-in-residence, Jacqueline Lawton, has received a Junior Faculty Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award was given to help fund the research, writing and… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents “Twelfth Night” »

Be swept away to mid-20th century Illyria Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: Mainstage production of “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare, directed by Jerry Ruiz When: March 1 to 19, 2017; Opening Night & Press Opening Friday, March 3 Where: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets: Regular: $15-$57;… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents “Intimate Apparel” »

How do you mend a life unraveling at the seams? Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: Mainstage production of “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges When: January 25 to February 12, 2017; Opening Night & Press Opening January 28 Where: Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 250 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill,… Read more »


PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents a Workshop Production of “De Profundis” »

A Wild Ride Fueled by Wilde’s Incendiary Letter Who: PlayMakers Repertory Company What: PRC² workshop production of Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay’s “De Profundis” When: January 11 to 15, 2017; Press Opening Night January 11 Where: Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets: Regular: $15-$48; Students: $10 with… Read more »