Auditions


Auditions Held
10 am – 6 pm on May 13, 2017

Please Bring

3 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. 

2 one- minute contemporary monologues (one comedic, one dramatic)



Auditions for the 2017/18 Season at Burning Coal for both Equity and non-Equity actors of all ages, genders, races and experience levels will be held on Saturday, May 13th at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  Timeslots available from 10 a.m. to 6:00 pm.  In order to book an appointment,
please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48abac2fa6fe3-2017 and sign up for a 5 minute timeslot.

The season will include DARKSIDE by Tom Stoppard and Pink Floyd, PETER PAN adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre from the novel by J.M. Barrie, THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer and AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer.

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!

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.


 

Uta Hagen Class


Jul 10 – Aug 28, 2017

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.

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 from modern dramatic literature and present Hagen’s object exercises in class.  Students should obtain and read Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen prior to the first class. Call 919-834-4001 to confirm your spot in this class.  Burning Coal has presented this class every summer since 1999.

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.

Inspired by interviews with chefs, journalists and farmers from Wake, Durham, Orange and Alamance counties, Up From the Ground explores the questions of where our food comes from and what it means to cook in the hectic 21st century.  

Up From the Ground was written with the support of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission and Alamance County Arts Council.  

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Ian Finley holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, and an MFA in playwriting from New York University.  He worked at Burning Coal Theatre Company as Director of Education from 2004 through 2012.  In 2012, he was named Piedmont Laureate.  He has had plays produced in Utah, New York, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.  At Burning Coal, he authored 1960 and co-authored Jude the Obscure, Parts 1 & 2.

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.