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Oct 15 – Nov 1, 2015

Written by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller

Directed by Nicki Miller

Coproduced by Only Child Aerial Theatre

Burning Coal Theatre teams up with the Brooklyn-based Only Child Aerial Theatre to present this dynamic piece, performed largely in the air, about an Asylum circa the mid-1960s, and the people whose lives are inextricably connected through the old building.  If you liked our Henry V (on Trapeze) from 2011, you will love ASYLUM!  The concept and story for ASYLUM is by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller and the production is directed by Nicki Miller, with original song composed for this production by Sophie B. Hawkins.

[(c) 2014, photographer Carrie Firestone]

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London Theatre Tour 2016

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Apr 10 – Apr 17, 2016

$2900  Full Tour Price
$2100  Bring-your-own Airfare

Deposit of $700
Due on December 01, 2015

Remainder of Total
Due on January 15, 2016

All rooms will be shared, 2 to a room

Add $600 to either fee for a single room

Burning Coal’s London Theatre Tour is a chance to explore one of the most artistically and historically fascinating cities in the world. Featuring six plays in six days, talkbacks at the theatres, and tours of world-famous museums and cultural and historical sites such as the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and the Tate Modern, the tour is designed for the avid art lover and life-long learner.  Call 919.834.4001 to reserve your place today.

The trip is led by Burning Coal’s Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, and Read More »

Burning Coal Announces its 2015/2016 Season


Main Stage Shows

Asylum  ·  October 15 – November 1, 2015
(World Premiere)
Concept and Story by Kendall Rileigh and Nicki Miller
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 about science, psychology and the human mind.  In repertory, June, 2016.  Two companies have been confirmed, including INSOMNIA by Koffee Dance Theatre.  The other two productions will be confirmed shortly.

Aerial Theatre Workshops at Burning Coal

ASYLUM PhotoBurning Coal Theatre Company Presents Three Aerial Theatre Workshops for Actors Taught by Only Child Aerial Theatre

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present three workshops in Aerial Theatre techniques taught by members of Only Child Aerial Theatre.  The workshops are Introduction to Embodied Storytelling with Nicki Miller (Sunday, October 25th from 5 to 7 pm), Apparatus as Environment with Nicki Miller (Saturday, October 31st from noon to 2 pm) and Straps Conditioning and Fundamentals (Intermediate Level Class) with Samantha Sterman (Saturday, October 31st from 3 to 5 pm).  Classes will take place at Burning Coal’s Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC.  Each class is $45, or $80 for two classes, or $130 for three classes.  To register, or for additional information, please contact Burning Coal at 919.834.4001. Details will be available soon at Read More »