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.”


Center for Dramatic Art

The Center for Dramatic Art is located at 120 Country Club Road. It is the home of the Paul Green Theatre, which hosts many shows for PlayMakers Repertory Company. The center opened in 1976. 

A 40,000-square-foot addition was added to the center in 1998. 

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	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.