CENTER FOR DRAMATIC ART


PlayMakers' professors balance the art and the classroom

Life is a balancing act, and that is a concept that members of Playmakers Repertory Company know all too well. “Every week is something new,” acting teacher and PlayMakers Company member Samuel Ray Gates said. “I remind myself to take it one day at a time, doing what needs to be done everyday. It’s important to take care of yourself.”


Playwright professor finds his creative home in Chapel Hill

Mark Perry is not a native North Carolinian. After years in the state he has fallen in love with the cast of characters surrounding him in the college town of Chapel Hill. The Dramatic Arts lecturer  has been teaching at UNC since 2005 where he started with a single class.  After a couple of years, he started teaching playwriting. 


Courtesy of David Navalinsky. 

Review: ‘Priceless Gem’ rings relevant

In the wake of UNC athletic scandals and the recent release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report, “Priceless Gem: An Athlete Story” not only captures many ongoing arguments about academics, but manages to give a spirited voice to the students feeling the repercussions.


	Adam Versenyi is the new chairman for The Department of Dramatic Arts at UNC. He received his B.A. in the Combined Major in English and Spanish from Yale, as well as his M.F.A. and D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama. Versenyi has since published many major works and is the founder of the online journal, The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review. In addition, he has worked at Yale Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, and La Mama E.T.C and other nationally recognized theaters. Versenyi has been the Playmakers Repertory Company dramaturg since 1988.

Versenyi starts as dramatic art chair

Adam Versenyi arrived at UNC in 1988 for a one-year visiting appointment. Twenty-five years later, he’s now the University’s latest chairman of the department of dramatic art as of January.