Supporting the Arts

“Perhaps I could help launch a budding playwright…”

“Perhaps I could help launch a budding playwright…”

Joanne Mills Garrett, ’69, ’78, ’90 (M.P.H., Ph.D.) planned to write a Broadway play one day.

During her 30-year career with the UNC School of Medicine, Garrett never got around to writing that play, but she has found another way to make her mark in dramatic art.

Garrett and her husband, Peter ’92 (Ph.D.), have created an endowment to fund the producing artistic director position for PlayMakers Repertory Company. The fund will also provide support for PlayMakers through the production of new works and educational programming for K-12 students.

“Perhaps I could help launch a budding playwright, help a troubled young person learn how to express feelings though drama or establish opportunities for creativity in a world that seems of late to have forgotten the indispensable values of humanities and the arts,” said Garrett.

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