Playmakers is a gritty ensemble drama chronicling the behind-the-scenes and off-the-field lives of the players, families, coaches and owner of a fictional professional football team. The series weaves multiple storylines into an intricately patterned saga that changes minute-to-minute as the characters struggle to negotiate the red zone between fame and real life.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Playmakers - PlayMakers Repertory Company - Netflix
PlayMakers Repertory Company is the professional theater company in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PlayMakers Repertory Company is the successor of the Carolina Playmakers and is named after the Historic Playmakers Theatre. PlayMakers was founded in 1976 and is affiliated with the Dramatic and performing arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The company consists of residents, guest artists, professional staff and graduate students in the Department for Dramatic Arts at UNC and produces seasons of six main stage productions of contemporary and classical works that run from September to April. PlayMakers Repertory Company has a second stage series, PRC², that examines controversial social and political issues. The company has been acknowledged by the Drama League of New York and American Theatre magazine for being one of the top fifty regional theaters in the country. PlayMakers operates under agreements with the Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Playmakers - Historic Playmakers Theatre - Netflix
The Historic Playmakers Theatre is a Greek Revival temple built in 1851 that was originally designed by New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis as a combined library and ballroom. Its original name, Smith Hall, was in honor of a former North Carolina Governor, named Benjamin Smith, who donated his land to the university for the building. After the building was also used as a laboratory, bath house, and law school, it became a theater in 1925. The theater is the perpetual home of the Carolina Playmakers, although their successor, Playmakers Repertory Company, uses the Paul Green Theatre as its primary venue. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973. The Historic Playmakers Theatre is also one of the oldest buildings dedicated to the arts of the university. The theatre is located next to South Building on East Cameron Avenue on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.