Auditions for 2021-22 Season!




Burning Coal Theatre Company is announcing that it will be accepting auditions for its upcoming production of EVITA by Webber and Rice and for its 2021/2022 25th anniversary season by video submission only.  We’re not entirely set on our season yet, but we do know we will be doing I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson and GALILEO adapted by David Edgar from the Brecht.  The other two mainstage productions are still TBA.  Actors should submit 

  • 2 one-minute video monologues, one dramatic and one comedic (just one needed for Evita) and

your updated one-page resume via

Audition submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2021 though casting may begin before then, so the sooner you get your submission in, the better.

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May 28 – May 29, 2021

7 pm on Friday – Saturday

$10   available at the door only


All students, grades 6-12

March 01, 2021

Submission Deadline

SUBMIT YOUR ONE-ACT PLAY in Standard Manuscript Format










Joshua Reynolds

Yasmin PatakiGrace N







Bella Nesbeth

Isabella FordinLucas JeffJosie Perry






In 2021, seven young playwrights from central North Carolina will have their plays produced at the Kidswrite 2021 Festival.  The selected scripts include:

A New Me by Isabella Fordin (Ravenscroft/Raleigh)
Turncoat by Lucas Jeff (Ravenscroft/Raleigh)
A Tale of Two Stops by Bella Nesbeth (Cary Academy/Cary)
In Sickness and In Health by Grace Niesel (Rolesville High School)
Sugar Rush by Yasmin Pataki (Ravenscroft/Raleigh)
They’re Leaving Home by Josie Perry (Overhills High School/Spring Lake)
I Have No Idea by Jonan Reynolds (Equipped Academy/Home Schooled) Read More »

London Tours

We at Burning Coal Theatre Company are excited to announce that our much delayed London Theatre Tour is ON! In order to make it more comfortable for our travelers, we are offering one of three sets of dates to choose from:

- October 17 – 24, 2021
- October 31 – November 7, 2021
- April 10 – 17, 2022

Join Burning Coal’s artistic director Jerome Davis on a whirlwind tour of all the best theatre experiences available in London, U.K. Together you’ll discover the newest plays, oldest stages, and hear some of Jerome’s wonderful anecdotes. 

The tour will include:

- Air Fare to and from London and RDU
- A chartered bus to and from the hotel and airport
- A weekly tube pass
- A room (double occupancy) in a beautiful hotel 2 blocks from a centrally located tube stop for 6 nights, including free Wi-Fi and breakfast (with group discussion each morning)
- Tickets to 6 plays at theatres such as the National Theatre, the Royal Court, The Almeida, the Donmar Warehouse, the Hampstead, the Barbican Center and the West End Read More »

Uta Hagen Class

Enroll Now

Jul 19 – Sep 6, 2021

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$200  CLICK LINK ABOVE TO PAY or call with visa or mastercard at 919.834.4001

Taught by Jerome Davis

Respect for ActingWork 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 14 – Jun 25, 2021

10 am – 3 pm on Monday – Friday

$295  DUE on or before the first day of the program.


Rising 6th-8th graders.

Written by The Students of STC, Jr. 2021

Taught by Burning Coal Professional Theatre Artist

STC JRBurning Coal hopes to be able to do a live summer conservatory in 2021 for area middle school students from 6th through 8th grades.  Each year, the conservatory spends two weeks learning clowning, movement, voice production, theatre games and improvisation.  At the end of the two week period they present a work that they have created themselves using those newly learned skills.  All social distancing requirements will be strictly adhered to and a limited number of students will be accepted into the conservatory. 

NOTE:  All applicants will be admitted, but please fill out the application form and send it to us for informational purposes.

Technical Opportunities for Students at Burning Coal


Jul 12 – Jul 30, 2021

10 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday

This year‘s play is THE TEMPEST (performances on Friday and Saturday, July 30 & 31, 2021)

$425  DUE $100 deposit with application, remainder at time of your audition for the play.


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

July 02, 2021

You will be contacted regarding auditions for THE TEMPEST following enrollment.  No aerial training is required.

Written by William Shakespeare

Taught by Time Flies Aerial Theatre

Time Flies CircusSTC 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 THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare!). 

This year, students will also receive instruction from aerial theatre artists from Time Flies Circus, a Brooklyn-based theatre collective specializing in aerial, clowning, and other unique theatre performance techniques.  GUEST ARTISTS will also conduct classes during the conservatory.  Past teaching artists from colleges and professional theatres around the state have included:

Jill Carlson [ECU] – Stage Combat
Ray Dooley [PlayMakers Rep] – Auditioning
Carl Forsman [UNC-School of the Arts] – Shakespeare Text
John Gulley [UNCG] – Meisner Technique
Jo Hall [Greensboro College] – Fitzmaurice/Berry


APPLY HERE for full scholarship to attend STC, Sr.


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Intern at Burning CoalBurning Coal Theatre Company can create internships in arts administration, technical theatre, acting, directing, stage managing or a combination of the above.  Those interested in working as an intern with Burning Coal should forward an email indicating your area of interest, availability (dates and times of day), and a resume.  We will call you to set up an interview. Internships are not paid, though housing may be available. Our email address is

Acting, directing and stage management internships primarily take place during the season (Sept – May). Arts Management and technical theatre internships are available over the summer or throughout the year. Read More »

Covid Safety Precautions

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