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!

Non-Discrimination Policy


“Burning Coal Theatre Company steadfastly holds to a policy of complete non-discrimination as it relates to all of its programming and the hiring of its employees.  That policy, which has been in effect for years and will continue to be in effect for so long as our organization exists, may be obtained, in full, by calling 919.834.4001.”

Virtual Tour


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Job Opening – Development & Marketing Director


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     JOB OPENING
  Burning Coal Theatre
  Development & Marketing Director

Burning Coal Theatre (BCT), located in the Oakwood area of Raleigh, NC, is seeking a part-time Development and Marketing Director.  Burning Coal produces literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Founded in 1997, we emphasize works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional, linear plays where audiences are most often asked to observe without participating.  Read More »

Hamiltunes at Burning Coal!


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Don’t Miss Your Shot at Hamiltunes 2018

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Hamiltunes, a karaoke presentation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s amazing musical Hamilton.  Performances will take place May 11, 12, 17 and 18 at 7:00 pm at Burning Coal, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. 

Hamiltunes gives fans of the musical an opportunity to sing the part of one of their favorite characters onstage before a live audience. Hamiltunes has been officially endorsed by the producers of Hamilton: An American Musical.

Burning Coal’s presentation of Hamiltunes is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. To make reservations to see Hamiltunes, please call 919.834.4001.  Seating is limited so reservations are strongly recommended. 

If you want to sign up to SING one of the characters, you may do so by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49aba92ba57-hamiltunes, selecting the date and the character and supplying your name and email address.  Burning Coal will contact you for additional information.  We’re located at 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.


 

DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at the Camden Fringe Festival


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(Photo by Tiphaine Betscher)

DARK VANILLA JUNGLE by Philip Ridley

Burning Coal Theatre at the Camden Fringe Festival – August 10 – 14, 2016
Cockpit Theatre, London, England

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina returns to the Cockpit with Philip Ridley’s brutal 70 minute “Dark Vanilla Jungle”.  

A scalding play about a young woman trying to come to terms with a terrible breach of trust.

In November, 2014, Burning Coal brought over David Edgar’s roaring Iron Curtain Trilogy (4-stars, Michael Billington, Guardian).

The company returns with Philip Ridley’s quietly devastating masterpiece.

Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th August – 9:00pm
Sunday 14th August – 8:30pm

All Tickets: £10 at http://tickets.thecockpit.org.uk/Sales/Shows/Dark-Vanilla-Jungle#book

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
http://viewsfromthegods.co.uk/dark-vanilla-jungle.shtml

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-dark-vanilla-jungle-the-cockpit/

http://www.londoncitynights.com/2016/08/dark-vanilla-jungle-at-cockpit-thje.html?m=1

http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2016/08/dark-vanilla-jungle-the-cockpit-review.html 

https://youtu.be/aNCtUp9pfsw

How We Got Here: 20th Anniversary Lobby Lecture Series


6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016

Ticket holders for any production of Skylight are invited free of charge

Reserve your tickets here call 919-834-4001

Burning Coal Theatre Company celebrates 20 years with a panel discussion featuring  three community leaders and long-time company supporters (Simmie Kastner, Greg Paul, Alec Donaldson). Together, they will explore the company’s origins, early history and relationship to our current location at the Murphey School, the first Raleigh school to be integrated.  The conversation will highlight connections between our past achievements and vision moving forward.

We invite all of our old flames to reminisce about our shared achievements, and welcome newcomers into the Burning Coal Theatre Company family. Join us on Oct. 15th! Read More »