Topics: PlayMakers Repertory Company

PlayMakers Repertory Company is the professional theatre in residence at UNC. The artists involved in the yearly productions are professional. Recently, Playmakers has produced classic plays by Shakespeare, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as well as contemporary plays from August Wilson, Tony Kushner and a few world premiere productions.

PlayMakers also offers Education and Outreach programs that have served over 100,000 area youth. They bring students to specially produced matinees and send Teaching Artists to schools that do not have quality arts programs. They offer complimentary tickets to people working in certain non-profit service organizations in the community. The theatre is supported by ticket sales, donations and money from the University as well as public funding foundations.

Q&A with UNC graduate and 'This is Us' writer Bekah Brunstetter


Bekah Brunstetter is a screenwriter currently working for the hit NBC show “This is Us.” The UNC graduate will soon be returning to her roots, as her recent play, “The Cake,” will be performed by the PlayMakers Repertory Companyon campus in the fall. 

PlayMakers brings it full circle with 'The Crucible'


Student and professional actors at PlayMakers Repertory Company will take on 360 degrees of challenge when they try a brand new arrangement on the set of "The Crucible."

Panel draws comparison with historic riots to events in Charlotte

After a Playmakers Repertory Company performance of Detroit ’67 Saturday, panelists weighed in on how race relations and police brutality are still relevant 50 years after the Detroit Race Riot in 1967 in 2016 Charlotte.

Student-acted musical appeals to North Carolinians, current political climate


PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory has been bringing Broadway to high school students. 

Playmakers adds two directors for new season

Broadway’s Tony Awards may not be until Sunday, but big things are already happening for Chapel Hill theatre.

Sweeney Todd kills it on stage at Paul Green Theatre


Cannibalism, blood, revenge and love all have one thing in common — Sweeney Todd.

'Orange is the New Black' actress to appear in PlayMakers' 'Sweeney Todd'


Darkness, comedy, love and survival are relatable. Murdering people is not.

PlayMakers' brings race to forefront in latest play

Art imitates life — sometimes in more ways than one.

PlayMakers Repertory Company will open a new production tonight that forces audiences to face societally ingrained prejudice and overlooked, white-washed history.

PlayMakers' new season: A new director, new theme

PlayMakers Repertory Company is taking audiences on a journey of transformation with its 2016-17 season

PlayMakers Rep fills open top artistic job


Vivienne Benesch considers herself a Renaissance artist.

PlayMakers' 'Seminar' brings UNC dramatic arts Masters students to stage

Professor-student relationships go from the classroom to the stage in PlayMakers’ next production, “Seminar,” which opens Wednesday.

The show centers around four young, hopeful writers and their professor’s exclusive class on power, sex and art. 

PlayMakers puts creative spin on award-winning "Disgraced"


Close your eyes. Think of one word to describe how you feel.

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory premieres 'Guys and Dolls'


With the lights dimmed, the spacious Paul Green Theatre empty and a stage painted in the likeness of a New York City subway map, all that was missing was the audience.

Start to PlayMakers’ 2015-16 season is bittersweet


PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2015-16 season will be their 40th, and yet the anniversary was bittersweet. 

PlayMakers director Joseph Haj to leave post in July


The man who got PlayMakers Repertory Company on sound financial footing will leave his post for Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater in July. 

Q&A with PlayMakers Repertory Company's Robert Dagit

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s latest production, called “Trouble in Mind,” features a complex plot of a play within a play that addresses racism on Broadway in the late 1950s. The play, which opened on Jan. 21, will run at the Paul Green Theatre until Feb. 8.

New PlayMakers production wrestles with conflict

For the next week, PlayMakers Repertory Company will host the regional premiere of “Wrestling Jerusalem,” a passionate and political one-man play that seeks to bring to light the past and present conflict in Israel.

Q&A with PlayMakers’ director Joseph Haj


PlayMakers Repertory Company’s productions of “Into the Woods” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” have been in rotating repertory since Nov. 1. PlayMakers added an additional performance to “Into the Woods” by popular demand.

Review: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ a spectacle


A sense of mystery, mirth and magic consumed Paul Green Theatre Thursday night as PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” took the audience on a journey through Shakespearean comedy. 

Playmakers' "Into the Woods" review


Audience members fell into a storybook fairy tale from the moment they took their seats at PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Into the Woods” on Tuesday.