Red Hat Confirms Technology Grant for Shakespeare Marathon


Red Hat logo as jpegBurning Coal Theatre Company is very happy to announce that Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has agreed to fund the live streaming and video recording of the upcoming Shakespeare Marathon.  Live Streaming Link can be found here:  https://nsp.performedia.com/rh/ncmh16/session/a1?output=frame

The Red Hat technology grant will fund the contracting of Performedia, Inc. of Washington, DC,  to live stream and record the entire 5 ½ day marathon reading of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays April 23 – 28, 2016 at the North Carolina Museum of History. The marathon commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

“Red Hat is proud to support the Shakespeare Marathon,” said John Adams, senior director of Global Brand Strategy and Management, Red Hat. “Encouraging community-powered collaboration and building a vital cultural commons resonates with our open source values, and helping Burning Coal with this project seemed a natural fit.”

Admission to the marathon is free with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. The Museum of History, the co-presenter of the marathon, is located at 5 East Edenton Street in Raleigh. The readings will take place in the Daniels Auditorium on the first floor of the museum. For a list of the 38 participating theatre companies, the plays they will be reading, and each theatre’s starting time, please visit www.burningcoal.org/shakespeare-marathon

For additional information, please call 919.834.4001.

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Burning Coal Theatre Company is one of Raleigh’s professional theatre companies.  Burning Coal is an incorporated, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization. Burning Coal’s mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Burning Coal produces explosive reexaminations of overlooked classic and modern plays, as well as new plays, whose themes and issues are of immediate concern to our audience, using the best local, national and international artists available. We work toward a theatre of high-energy performances and minimalist production values. The emphasis is on literate works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional linear plays, at which audiences are most often asked to observe without participating. Race and gender non-specific casting is an integral component of our perspective, as well as an international viewpoint.

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