The Mainstage Series


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$80  The Mainstage Series


2016/2017 20th Anniversary Season Subscriptions are now available. Buy yours today – and enjoy special anniversary perks* in addition to a 20% savings off single-ticket prices! Your Main Stage subscription will include a ticket to each of our 4 Main Stage Shows.  Subscribe today and join Burning Coal as it heats up downtown with a season of excitement, passionate energy and fun.   Warning:  Thoughts will be provoked!  

Skylight – October 6– 23, 2016
Written by David Hare
Directed by John Gulley

Written on the Heart ·  Dec 1 – 18, 2016
Written by David Edgar
Directed by Jerome Davis

Heisenberg ·  Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017
Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Emily Ranii

The Royale ·  April 6 – 23, 2017
Written by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

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Rode Hard


BCT 20th Anniversary Kickoff





Rode Hard the Band will rock the Murphey School on Sunday, September 18, from 2 to 5 pm. as Burning Coal celebrates the start of its 20th anniversary season. Come for great music in a great venue and celebrate with us! Tickets are free to 2016/2017 season subscribers or $10 general admission.  All proceeds will go to Burning Coal’s roof-replacement fund. Click here to subscribe. Or call the theatre at 919-834-4001 to purchase tickets to the kickoff. 

Rode Hard the Band is so named because its members are, as they say, “men of a certain age.” Read more about them here.

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Directing with Jennifer Markowitz

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Oct 10 – Nov 14, 2016

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$155  call with visa or mastercard at 919.834.4001

Taught by Jennifer Markowitz

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Directing is both a craft and an interpretive art.  This intensive, practical class teaches students the essential tools of directing from an accomplished professional. Learn the fundamental tools of direction: play analysis, staging and composition, research and rehearsal process, culminating in the presentation of a short scene.  Previous directing training is not required but theatre experience on any level will be helpful. More on Jennifer’s career can be found at: Read More »

Dance Workshop – Blankenbuehler

Blankenbuehler Hip Hop Flyer Burning Coal Theatre Company presents a dance workshop in The Andy Blankenbuehler Hip Hop Style (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh taught by professional actor/singer/dancer Beth Anderson.  Blankenbuehler is best known for his work on the Broadway/Public Theatre production of Lin Manuel Miranda’s  Hamilton.  Workshop cost $150.  Enrollment is limited. To enroll call 919.834.4001. For more information, visit us online at Read More »

New Director of Education

Jennifer Markowitz

Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to announce that Jennifer L. Markowitz will be joining us in 2016/17 as Director of  Education.

Jennifer Markowitz is thrilled about her recent move to Raleigh to serve as Director of Education at Burning Coal Theatre Company.  As a professional theatre director for over 25 years, Jennifer has spent most of her career sampling place and how that informs theatre performance.  She is the original director of Will Kern’s Hellcab, which ran for over nine years at Chicago’s Famous Door Theatre. She also directed award-winning productions of this play in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Dublin and throughout Israel. Her Chicago production of Never Come Morning at Prop Thtr won nine Joseph Jefferson Citations, including Best Director and Best Production. Also in Chicago, at Mary Arrchie Theatre Company, she directed the critically acclaimed productions of Kenneth Brown’s The Brig and Hellish Half-Light: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett. Read More »