Sunday in the Park with George

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Apr 9 – May 3, 2015

Written by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

Directed by Jerome Davis

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s masterpiece about the painter Georges Seurat and his obsessive quest to create the painting that would define his life, his city, and his time.  The second act then moves forward in time to look at George’s great grandson and his own fight to make art in a world where beauty often takes a backseat to commerce.  This remarkable work remains one of only three American musicals ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Includes the timeless Sondheim classics Finishing the Hat, Putting it Together, Children and Art and Move On.

Learn more about the history of the show and more here on our website created by Laura Owens and Madeline Kvale.


Sunday in the Park with George Trailer from Long Street Media on Vimeo.

KidsWrite Performance Festival

May 15 – May 17, 2015

7:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$10  Regular Admission

Tickets available only at the door.  For additional info, call 919.834.4001.

To encourage the young writers of North Carolina, Burning Coal will hold its 7th annual festival of new plays, written by students from 6th grade to 12th grade.  The KidsWrite 2015 Festival of New Plays will include:

The Edge of the Bridge by Elin Waring (Broughton High School)
A Bundle of Bandits by Sammy Rivas (Ravenscroft Middle School)
One Lost, Another Late, A Third Surely to Come by Joseph Campisi (Research Triangle High)
With You by Elena Podleski (Research Triangle High School) 

Creative Team 

Producer:  Laura Owens
Director: Amy White Read More »

Uta Hagen Class

Jul 13 – Aug 31, 2015

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 »


Jun 15 – Jun 26, 2015

10 am – 3 pm on Monday – Friday

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


Students in grades 6-8

Taught by Burning Coal's Director of Education

Performance Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 7 pm

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.


Jul 13 – Jul 31, 2015

10 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday

This year‘s play is Henry V

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


Students in grades 9-12

July 01, 2015

You will be contacted regarding auditions for the play (Henry V) following enrollment.

Written by one Wm. Shakespeare

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.

The conservatories are led by Burning Coal’s Education Director.

Last year, we  were joined by guest artists from colleges and professional theatres around the state, including UNC/PlayMaker’s lead actor Ray Dooley.  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: Read More »

Watch the STC Promo

Oakwood Lives 2015: Historical Voices of Raleigh

George Jack and Greg Paul in a past year's Burning Coal Theatre Company production of OAKWOOD (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)Burning Coal Theatre Company continues its collaboration with the Oakwood Cemetery in May, 2015 with this uplifting and whimsical series of vignettes about the lives of those who came before us.


May 29 and  30th  at 6:30pm

Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at the Oakwood Cemetery on the date of the performance:  701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC Read More »

Burning Coal Announces its 2015/2016 Season

Main Stage Shows

Asylum  ·  October 15 – November 1, 2015
(American Premiere)
Written and Directed by Nicki Miller
Produced in collaboration with Only Child Aerial Theatre of Brooklyn, NY

The Wiz  ·  December 3 – 20, 2015
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls & Luther Vandross
Book by William F. Brown
Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand

Blue Sky  ·  January 28 – February 14, 2016
(US Premiere)
Written by Clare Bayley
Produced in collaboration with CAM/Raleigh

Spoonface Steinberg  ·  April 7 – 24, 2016
(US Premiere)
Written by Lee Hall
Directed by Jerome Davis

Second Stage Shows

TBA  ·  Three hot plays in repertory, June, 2016

Burning Coal Continues
its 2014/2015 Season

Spring, 2015 Main Stage Shows

Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
April 9 – May 3, 2015
directed by Jerome Davis 

Second Stage Shows (three 1-hour, 1-person shows on alternating nights June 11 – 28, 2015)

Sea Wall by Simon Stephens
directed by TBA

Dark Vanilla Jungle by Philip Ridley
directed by Staci Sabarsky

Rum & Vodka by Conor McPherson
directed by Ilana Rozin