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International Theater’s Response to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre Comes to Chapel Hill

After Orlando, a collection of brief plays about the attack and its victims, receives a free staged reading at PlayMakers.

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An Initiative to Counter Discrimination Against Female Theater Directors Provokes a Discrimination Complaint in Raleigh

Nine regional theater companies’ plan to hire more female directors went pear-shaped awfully fast.

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The Embattled First Generation of Black Students at UNC Speaks Through an Oral History and Theater Project

The Black Pioneers Project is currently in development in UNC’s Process Series.

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Will Eno’s The Open House Dials Up the Dysfunction But Stints on Motivation

The charged family drama is currently running at Manbites Dog Theater.

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Skylight Softly Speaks the Dynamics of a Family Shattered by Infidelity

Skylight runs through October 23 at Burning Coal Theatre Company.

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Trump Snuck Up on The Trump Card Creator Mike Daisey, Just Like He Did On the Rest of Us

The Trump Card, in a staged reading by Carl Martin, runs at Manbites Dog Theater up to election day.

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In Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey, Carolina Performing Arts Illuminates Islam Beyond the Middle East

Sufi art from around the globe wends through CPA’s 2015-16 season, including The Hour of Feeling this week.

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Paul Frellick Diagnoses Deep Dish Theater Company’s Lasting Legacy and Quiet Demise

“I remember one of our neighbors in the mall, who ran the children’s store, saying, ‘Endgame? That’s not really mall entertainment.’”

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The Bottled Tensions of an Era Explode in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Detroit ’67

This historical drama runs at PlayMakers through Oct. 2.

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Walt Disney—and Staged Drama Itself—Deconstructed at Manbites Dog Theater

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney runs through Oct. 1.

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Puppets Protest Climate Change in Paperhand’s Courageous The Beautiful Beast

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual summer pageant wraps its run at Forest Theatre before moving on to NCMA and the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro.

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Superheroines Historical and Fantastical Power Two Memorable Women's Theatre Festival Shows

Decision Height and The Amazing Cunt & Lil' Bitch Take Raleigh both close this weekend.

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s The Beautiful Beast Makes Merry With Monsters of Myth and Memory

Paperhand’s annual summer pageant opens at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill before moving on to NCMA in Raleigh and The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro.

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Can the Women’s Theatre Festival Fix Local Stages' Longstanding Gender Problem in a Month?

The new festival devoted to theater written, directed, and produced by women opens with Occupy the Stage this weekend.

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I Wish You a Boat Saves Its Sympathy for Those in Steerage During a Fateful Shipwreck

The second local production by Ward Theatre Company runs in Durham through Aug. 28.

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Embark on a Timely Voyage Into Immigration Issues in I Wish You a Boat

Following the excellent Jacuzzi, Ward Theatre Company’s second Durham production sets sail this weekend.

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The Insane Logistics of Producing the Short-Play Festival 10 by 10 in the Triangle

The ArtsCenter’s annual game of theatrical Tetris returns this week and runs through July 24.

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Evaluating Bare Theatre's Experiment in Free Public Shakespeare on the Eve of Its Final Show

Two Gentlemen of Verona wraps up at Mystery Brewing Public House in Hillsborough on Thursday.

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Skirting the Line Between Theater and Sketch Comedy in One-Act Play Festival Open Doors

Raleigh playwrights strut their stuff in bite-sized plays at Sonorous Road through June 26.

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Let’s Get Metaphysical With Cirque de Vol’s Aerial Allegories in The Fringe Dwellers

The unique dance theater piece runs in Burning Coal’s second stage series through June 25.

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