Jul 11 – Jul 29, 2016

10 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday

This year‘s play is Antigone

$395  DUE at time of your audition for the play.


Students in grades 9-12 as well as college freshmen.

July 01, 2016

You will be contacted regarding auditions for the play Antigone following enrollment.

Based on the play by Sophocles. 

Taught by Burning Coal's Director of Education, Jorie Slodki

STC Sr. is our intensive, three-week conservatory for high school students interested in rigorous, professional training.

The conservatories are led by Burning Coal’s Education Director, Jorie Slodki.  Jorie  holds an MA in Theatre Research from University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA in Theatre/Anthropology from Indiana University. She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of Iowa and has presented papers at the Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference.  She is originally from Chicago.

Last year, we  were joined by guest artists from colleges and professional theatres around the state.  Similar quality educators will be hired again this year!  Students will learn a wide variety of subjects and techniques in classes with guest artists from fine educational institutions and professional theatres like:

Preston Lane, Triad Stage – The Business of Acting
John Gulley, UNC Greensboro – Meisner
Kirby Wahl, Elon College – The Fitzmaurice Method

If you are interested in technical theatre, STC may also be for you.  We need students interested in stage management, assistant directing, set design, lighting design and costume design.  If you aren’t a performer, but are interested in one of these areas, you too can participate in STC.  You will participate in classes with the other students in the mornings, gaining a foundation in acting, movement and voice production, then be assigned to work on our production of Antigone in Summer, 2016) during the afternoons.  You will receive professional oversight in your area during STC.  NOTE:  Performances will be held on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.

Watch the STC Promo