Oakwood Lives 2016: Home Again!


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Come see a one-of-a-kind performance at Raleigh’s “cemetery full of life!”  Every year, Burning Coal Theatre teams up with Historic Oakwood Cemetery to present an evening of vignettes about notable people who are resting peacefully there.

This year’s theme is “Home Again.”  To celebrate the release of Oakwood to Oakwood by local historian Bruce Miller, all of the plays focus on people who have lived in the Oakwood neighborhood or were instrumental in making it the special place that it is today.

We are proud to feature local playwrights and actors in this evening about the best (or not!) of the Triangle.  This years featured plays include:

“Vallie’s Flowers” by Rebecca Bossen
“Henry Jerome Stockard” by Courtney Pisano
“Mamie and Grace Bates” by Arya Sundaram
“Polite Society” by Brook North
“An Awkward Family Boodle” by Allan Maule
“Ames and Bill” by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman
“Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist Jew” by Jorie Slodki

May 20-22, 2016
6:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at the Oakwood Cemetery on the date of the performance.

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STC Jr.


Jun 13 – Jun 24, 2016

10 am – 3 pm on Monday – Friday

$245  DUE on or before the first day of the program.

Eligibility

Incoming 6th-8th graders.

Written by The Students of STC, Jr. 2015

Taught by Burning Coal's Director of Education Jorie Slodki

A two-week conservatory for students in grades 6-8 who want to explore all the possibilities the theatre offers.  Students learn techniques of movement, vocal production, and character study in the mornings and apply those techniques in rehearsing an original play in the afternoons, with a culminating production of that play created by the students themselves at the end of the session.  Taught by Burning Coal’s Director of Education, Jorie Slodki.

 

STC Sr.


Jul 11 – Jul 29, 2016

10 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday

This year‘s play is Antigone

$395  DUE at time of your audition for the play.

Eligibility

Students in grades 9-12 as well as college freshmen.

DEADLINE
July 01, 2016

You will be contacted regarding auditions for the play Antigone following enrollment.

Based on the play by Sophocles. 

Taught by Burning Coal's Director of Education

STC Sr. is our intensive, three-week conservatory for high school students interested in rigorous, professional training.  It involves classes in the mornings followed by rehearsals for a play in the afternoons (this year Antigone!).  Two performances of Antigone will take place at Burning Coal on the evenings of July 29 & 30, 2016.

Burning Coal’s Education Director is Jorie Slodki.  Jorie  holds an MA in Theatre Research from University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA in Theatre/Anthropology from Indiana University. She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of Iowa and has presented papers at the Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference.  She is originally from Chicago.

Last year, we  were joined by guest artists from colleges and professional theatres around the state.  Similar quality educators will be hired again this year!  Students will learn a wide variety of subjects and techniques in classes with guest artists from fine educational institutions and professional theatres like:

Preston Lane, Triad Stage – The Business of Acting
John Gulley, UNC Greensboro – Meisner
Kirby Wahl, Elon College – The Fitzmaurice Method Read More »

Watch the STC Promo

Uta Hagen Class


Jul 11 – Aug 29, 2016

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$200  payable on or prior to the first day of class

Taught by Jerome Davis

Work on scenes from great modern plays with Burning Coal Theatre Company.  Burning Coal’s Artistic Director, Jerome Davis will again lead his annual, eight-week scene study class based on the concepts expressed in Uta Hagen’s landmark book Respect for Acting. Davis studied with Uta Hagen at HB Studios in New York for seven years. Class will be founded in Hagen’s “object exercises.” Students will have the opportunity to work each week on scenes Read More »