Pollstar and Billboard ranked the Durham Performing Arts Center as the fourth most successful performance venue of its size and type in sales and attendance in the publications’ industry rankings for 2017 and Venues Today ranked it fifth
“I do all kinds of humanities programs,” said Jenny Levine, director of humanities and adult programs for the library. “This is a performance, and it’s a huge part of the Durham community now. And it raises awareness for the library.”
North Carolina native Ali Reza Farahnakian’s The PIT Chapel Hill will fill the space at 462 W. Franklin St. left vacant when DSI Comedy founder and owner Zach Ward stepped down amid online allegations of sexual harassment, assault and favoritism.
While sexual harassment and mistreatment of female comedians and improvisers isn’t commonly reported in Chapel Hill or the Triangle, experts say it is longtime part of the male-dominated culture of comedy.