The 2015/2016 Second Stage Series

$25  The Second Stage Series

The 2015/2016 Breakfast Club subscription includes tickets to all 3 Second Stage Shows.

Second Stage Shows

Insomnia ·  6/9, 15, 18, 19, 24, 2016
created by Koffee
Directed by Avis HatcherPuzzo

The Fringe Dwellers ·  6/12, 17, 18, 23, 25, 2016
created by Cirque de Vol
Directed by Sarah Phoenix

Emilie ·  6/10, 12, 16, 19, 25, 26, 2016
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Sue Scarborough
Presented in collaboration with Exit Through Eden

The Mainstage Series


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$80  The Mainstage Series


2016/2017 Season Subscriptions are now available. Buy yours today!  Your mainstage 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

TBA  ·  Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017
Written by tba
Directed by Emily Ranii

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


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.


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

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 »

Danika Holmes and Jeb

Jul 10, 2016

$15  Tickets available at the door only

July 10, 2016 at 7 pm at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.  All tickets $15, available at the door on the night of the show.

Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart will give you a concert to remember between Danika’s smooth vocals and Jeb’s guitar chops.  This duo from Nashville combines their own unique styles to create a new blend of acoustic pop and soul. Currently touring the US, you can hear them on Sirius XM’s coffeehouse station.  Mike Wolfe from American Pickers said, “She’s a true American talent… I couldn’t stop listening.”  To preview their music and download 3 free songs please visit  

Danika Holmes
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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 »