Thursday, March 31, 2011

Behind the Scenes of BIG RIVER

Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at
Big River, our first musical in over a decade!

Big River runs April 6 - 24, 2011. Learn more here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Sound of BIG RIVER

Curious about how a Sound Designer approaches a musical? Watch the video below to see our resident sound designer Ryan Gastelum give some insight into the challenges of working on PlayMakers' first musical in over a decade, and what it's like to work with The Red Clay Ramblers!

Click here to learn more about our upcoming production of
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Announcing our 2011/2012 Season!

We're thrilled to announce our terrific 2011/2012 season! Watch the video below to see Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj give an overview of each of next year's plays.

Mainstage Season:

In The Next Room
(or the vibrator play)

by Sarah Ruhl
September 21 - October 9, 2011

The Parchman Hour

written and directed by Mike Wiley
October 26 - November 13, 2011

November 30 - December 18, 2011
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The Making of a King
Henry IV & Henry V

by William Shakespeare
in rotating repertory
January 28 - March 4, 2012

Noises Off

by Michael Frayn
April 4 - 22, 2012

PRC2 Season

A Number
by Caryl Churchill
September 7 - 11, 2011

January 11 - 15, 2012

written and performed by Ellen McLaughlin
music composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider
April 25 - 29, 2012

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Glimpses of BIG RIVER costumes

by Rachel Pollock

Our final show of the season, Hauptman and Miller's musical Big River, is in full swing in the costume shop at PlayMakers, and though I don't have any completed projects to talk about yet, I do have some glimpses behind-the-scenes of things we're working on...


Shoes await rubberizing in the crafts facility.


Freshly-begrimed raffia for the Royal Nonesuch dries in the dye shop.


The Duke's shirt being dyed the perfect shade of yellow in our vat.


Tar-and-feather samples for The Duke.


Jo Harper's hat on the electric hat stretcher.


Tom Sawyer's spiral straw braid hat is almost complete!