PRC2 Delivers Again with The Amish Project

Kathryn A. Metzger stars at PRC in The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey (photo by David Munch)

“This just in: Gunman enters Amish school and opens fire.” “There’s a fresh hell waiting for you and your sicko husband.” Imagine this: you attend a play that centers on a community’s reactions to a mass shooting at a school, and you leave the theater feeling strangely uplifted! PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Jan. 8-12 production of… Continue reading PRC2 Delivers Again with The Amish Project

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone Testifies to Art’s Power to Drive Social and Political Change

If Nina Simone were alive today, she would probably be Yolanda Rabun. Wake Forest, NC powerhouse actor/singer Yolanda Rabun can belt out a song with the best of them, and PlayMakers Repertory Company’s second-stage series (PRC2) has supplied the perfect vehicle to showcase her amazing talents, while sharing a poignantly moving story with an important… Continue reading PlayMakers Repertory Company’s No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone Testifies to Art’s Power to Drive Social and Political Change

Virginia Grise’s Determination and Humor in Your Healing Is Killing Me Engage and Capitivate at PlayMakers Repertory Company

Florinda Bryant stars in Virginia Grise's Your Healing Is Killing Me (photo by HuthPhoto)

It was a bit odd — sitting down for a show at a place called PlayMakers and hearing the first line spoken from the stage: “This is not a play.” Play or not, odd or not, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s current PRC2 second-stage production of Virginia Grise’s 80-minute autobiographical play, Your Healing Is Killing Me: A… Continue reading Virginia Grise’s Determination and Humor in Your Healing Is Killing Me Engage and Capitivate at PlayMakers Repertory Company

StreetSigns’ World Premiere of Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air at PlayMakers Repertory Company Is Phenomenal!

Kane Smego wrote and stars in StreetSigns' Temples of Lung and Air at UNC (photo by HuthPhoto)

Author’s Note: I left this performance feeling so intimately familiar with the author/performer that I discovered a constant need to correct my inclination to refer to him by his first name. — K.B. Phenomenal! That’s the first word that comes to mind. PlayMakers Repertory Company has opened its new season with StreetSigns Center for Literature… Continue reading StreetSigns’ World Premiere of Kane Smego’s Temples of Lung and Air at PlayMakers Repertory Company Is Phenomenal!

Temples of Lung and Air Tackles Tough Questions and Inspires Great Thought

On stage now as part of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 series, Temples of Lung and Air is a fascinating journey written and performed by Kane Smego. Kane shares his experiences growing up as a white boy in the south, a white boy with a black stepfather and a love affair with rap and hip hop.… Continue reading Temples of Lung and Air Tackles Tough Questions and Inspires Great Thought