Auditions


Please Bring

If you are called in for an audition, please bring 2 copies of Picture/Resume.  Please attach the resume to the back of the picture and cut it to fit to the size of the picture. 

1 one- minute contemporary monologue (comedic or dramatic)



Burning Coal was in attendance at the regional auditions at Sonorous Road on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  If you auditioned then, you do not need to audition again.

If you have auditioned for Burning Coal in the last three years (since 2015), you do not need to audition again, but do please mail us an updated picture/resume if you have one, to Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.

If you are new to the area, or have not auditioned for Burning Coal in the last three years, please email coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com a copy of your picture/resume.  If we believe there is an appropriate role for you during the season, we will call you in for an audition.

The season will include STUFF HAPPENS by David Hare, THE WEIR by Conor McPherson, ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG by Hannah Benitez (world premiere) and THE GREAT CELESTIAL COW by Sue Townsend. 

Burning Coal works with both Equity and non-Equity actors of all ages, genders, races and experience levels.

Burning Coal firmly believes in the principle of race, age and gender non-traditional casting and actively seeks actors, directors, designers, and technicians for participation in ALL its events!

Uta Hagen Class


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Jul 9 – Aug 27, 2018

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$200  call with visa or mastercard at 919.834.4001

Taught by Jerome Davis

919.834.4001 - call now to reserve your spot in class.

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 »

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.


 

Live at Burning Coal: An Intro to Stand-Up Comedy!


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Apr 18 – May 23, 2016

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$155  Due on or before the first class

Taught by Director of Education Jorie Slodki

Hey, d’ya ever notice how fun it can be to make a crowd laugh? If you want to try tickling funny bones, Director of Education Jorie Slodki is teaching an introductory course on stand-up comedy. Students will learn how to write a 10-minute routine and learn from legendary comics. The class culminates in a final performance where students perform for family and friends, as well as a panel of professionals who will provide further tips on fine-tuning your act.

Students will be expected to do homework outside of class. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

PUBLIC SPEAKING


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Jan 18 – Feb 8, 2016

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$145  DUE on or prior to the first day of the first day of class

Taught by Jorie Slodki

Does the thought of speaking for a crowd make you break into a cold sweat? Fear no more, because Director of Education Jorie Slodki (MA, University of Wisconsin) is teaching a class on public speaking. It doesn’t matter if you need to give a keynote address to an audience of hundreds or a short presentation to your team at work. You will get the tools you need to prepare your words, keep calm in the moment, handle any props or visual aids … and deal with the unexpected!

 

Up From the Ground


Oct 2, 2013

7 pm on Wednesday

$5  Suggested Donation

Murphey School Auditorium

Written by Ian Finley

Up From the Ground is an original play by 2012 Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley about how our heritage, hopes and values are reflected in the food we eat.  Written as part of the Laureate program, Up From the Ground will receive its world-premier reading at Burning Coal Theatre Company on Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:00pm as part of their New Works series. Read More »

Aurora Borealis


Jun 26 – Jun 26, 2013

7 pm on Wednesday

Murphey School Auditorium

Written by Kelly Doyle

Directed by Steph Scribner

Free with suggested donation of $5 at the door

Staged reading of new play by Kelly Doyle (Blue, Dirt, Agnes the Giant), directed by Steph Scribner.  When Aurora returns home after spending nearly two years in prison, she finds  her brother Milo’s hoarder girlfriend has moved into the house and filled it  with mountains of well-organized garbage. On the other side of town, Milo has a  violent altercation with a rescue worker while he singlehandedly attempts to  protect the CSA produce from a hailstorm. When they finally meet, dark secrets  from childhood are revealed and resolved as they attempt to reconcile after  years of estrangement and misunderstanding. Alternatively disturbing and drily  funny, “Aurora Borealis” explores how we escape the traps in life that we set  for ourselves and become lost in.”

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.