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Jun 17 – Jun 27, 2021

Written by Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Jerome Davis

Subscribers to 2020/2021 Season email development@burningcoal.org to make your reservations!

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Evita Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

directed by Jerome Davis
June 17 – 27, 2021
Dorothea Dix Park – 1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh (outdoors!)

Eva Peron is from the wrong side of the tracks.  But she isn’t staying there long.  She’s on a one-way trajectory, and that one way is up.  If she has to kick a few people aside in the process, then so be it.  One of Webber’s best scores, this show contains “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”, “A New Argentina”, “Another Suitcase, Another Hall” and “Buenos Aires”

Evita por Andrew Lloyd Webber y Tim Rice
dirigida por Jerome Davis
17 al 27 de junio de 2021
Al aire libre en Dorothea Dix Park – 1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh

Eva Perón viene del lado equivocado de la vía. Pero no se queda allí mucho tiempo. Está en una trayectoria de un solo sentido, y ese camino es hacia arriba. Si tiene que pasar por encima de algunas personas en el proceso, así será. Una de las mejores partituras de Webber, este musical contiene “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”, “A New Argentina”, “Another Suitcase, Another Hall” y “Buenos Aires”. Esta actuación está en inglés.


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May 28 – May 29, 2021

7 pm on Friday – Saturday

KidsWrite LogoIn 2021, seven young playwrights from central North Carolina will have their plays produced at the Kidswrite 2021 Festival.  The selected scripts include:

A New Me by Isabella Fordin (Ravenscroft/Raleigh)
Turncoat by Lucas Jeff (Ravenscroft/Raleigh)
A Tale of Two Stops by Bella Nesbeth (Cary Academy/Cary)
In Sickness and In Health by Grace Niesel (Rolesville High School)
Sugar Rush by Yasmin Pataki (Ravenscroft/Raleigh)
They’re Leaving Home by Josie Perry (Overhills High School/Spring Lake)
I Have No Idea by Jonan Reynolds (Equipped Academy/Home Schooled) Read More »

Wait Til You See This 2021

Jun 10 – Jun 27, 2021

Written by Zodwa Nyoni and Dennis Kelly

Directed by Jordan Lichtenheld and Ana Radulescu

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Where Are We Going?
Summer Second Stage Series






by Zodwa NyonI
directed by Jordan Lichtenheld
June 10, 12, 18, 24 & 26th at 7:30 pm/June 20th @ 2 pm 


in repertory with



by Dennis Kelly
directed by Ana Radulescu
June 11, 17, 19, 25th at 7:30 pm/June 13 & 27th at 2 pm

All Tickets $10 available HERE or at the door.

June 10 – 27, 2021
Thursdays  – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm  Read More »

London Tours

We at Burning Coal Theatre Company are excited to announce that our much delayed London Theatre Tour is ON! In order to make it more comfortable for our travelers, we are offering one of three sets of dates to choose from:

- October 17 – 24, 2021
- October 31 – November 7, 2021
- April 10 – 17, 2022

Join Burning Coal’s artistic director Jerome Davis on a whirlwind tour of all the best theatre experiences available in London, U.K. Together you’ll discover the newest plays, oldest stages, and hear some of Jerome’s wonderful anecdotes. 

The tour will include:

- Air Fare to and from London and RDU
- A chartered bus to and from the hotel and airport
- A weekly tube pass
- A room (double occupancy) in a beautiful hotel 2 blocks from a centrally located tube stop for 6 nights, including free Wi-Fi and breakfast (with group discussion each morning)
- Tickets to 6 plays at theatres such as the National Theatre, the Royal Court, The Almeida, the Donmar Warehouse, the Hampstead, the Barbican Center and the West End Read More »

Uta Hagen Class

Enroll Now

Jul 19 – Sep 6, 2021

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

$200  CLICK LINK ABOVE TO PAY or call with visa or mastercard at 919.834.4001

Taught by Jerome Davis

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 »


Jul 12 – Jul 30, 2021

10 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday

This year‘s play is THE TEMPEST (performances on Friday and Saturday, July 30 & 31, 2021)

$425  DUE $100 deposit with application, remainder at time of your audition for the play.


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

July 02, 2021

You will be contacted regarding auditions for THE TEMPEST following enrollment.  No aerial training is required.

Written by William Shakespeare

Taught by Time Flies Aerial Theatre

Time Flies CircusSTC Sr. is our intensive, three-week conservatory for high school students interested in rigorous, professional training.  It involves classes in the mornings followed by rehearsals for a play in the afternoons (this year THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare!). 

This year, students will also receive instruction from aerial theatre artists from Time Flies Circus, a Brooklyn-based theatre collective specializing in aerial, clowning, and other unique theatre performance techniques.  GUEST ARTISTS will also conduct classes during the conservatory.  Past teaching artists from colleges and professional theatres around the state have included:

Jill Carlson [ECU] – Stage Combat
Ray Dooley [PlayMakers Rep] – Auditioning
Carl Forsman [UNC-School of the Arts] – Shakespeare Text
John Gulley [UNCG] – Meisner Technique
Jo Hall [Greensboro College] – Fitzmaurice/Berry


APPLY HERE for full scholarship to attend STC, Sr.


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Intern at Burning CoalBurning Coal Theatre Company can create internships in arts administration, technical theatre, acting, directing, stage managing or a combination of the above.  Those interested in working as an intern with Burning Coal should forward an email indicating your area of interest, availability (dates and times of day), and a resume.  We will call you to set up an interview. Internships are not paid, though housing may be available. Our email address is coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com.

Acting, directing and stage management internships primarily take place during the season (Sept – May). Arts Management and technical theatre internships are available over the summer or throughout the year. Read More »