2020-2021 Season at Burning Coal


Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2020/2021 RESET Season, Going Places!, a season of plays about people who are on the move, setting out for new horizons, new destinies, and new hopes. 

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A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy
directed by Jerome Davis
October 8 – 25, 2020
When the 15 year old Rory experiences loss for the first time in her life, it inspires her to set out on a journey to honor a lost friend.  Her brain is telling her: don’t go!  But her heart knows that she must.  

NOTE:  Snow will be performed live at Burning Coal Theatre but with an audience of only 4 people per performance.  Performances will be Thursdays – Saturdays at 6 pm, 7:45 pm and 9:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm.

 Tickets may be purchased by clicking here.

 

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Conversations I Always Wanted to Have:
A Repertory Season of TwoPlays by Dael Orlandersmith
 

Forever by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Jordan Lichtenheld
is a semi-autobiographical work that traces the tempestuous relationship between a young girl, growing up in East Harlem, and her ex-dancer mother, a force of nature and a troubled mind who has been forced by circumstances beyond her control to give up so much in order to survive, and to keep her daughter safe.  

Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Renee Nixon
is a play comprised of interviews Ms. Orlandersmith conducted with residents of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown killing.  Its reach is broad, and the characters introduced range from the introspective to the fiercely confrontational.  Dates: Jan 29, Feb 4, 6, and 7 at 7 pm and Sunday, Jan 31 and Feb 14 at 2 pm. 

NOTE:  The two play repertory season will be performed live on Burning Coal’s stage each date, but only available to view through a livestreamed event. Dates:  January 28, 30, February 5, 11 and 13th at 7 pm and Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2 pm. 

Tickets for both plays available by clicking here.

 

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Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
directed by Lillian White
Spring, 2021 (TBD)
Eva Peron is from the wrong side of the tracks.  But she ain’t stayin’ 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”.  

NOTE:  Evita will be presented in a socially distanced outdoor venue TBA.

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Mainstage Series (4 play season) are $80 apiece (a 20% savings)
Breakfast Club Series (mainstage plus 3 play 2nd stage series) – $110 Read More »

Club 39


Club 39 HC talkbackJoin us on Instagram Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 8:30 pm to see a live talk back with Heather Chandler after she views a preview of A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW with members of Club 39. During her 23 year career in game development, including 3 years as a Sr. Producer on FORTNITE, she’s led teams at Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Activision. The talk back will involve questions from Club 39 members, highlighting Heather’s own journey of self in the STEM field as compared to Rory’s in A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW. We’ll also discuss one of her latest games, Never Alone, which was made in coordination with the Iñupiaq tribe. See the trailer for Never Alone here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37im5wqDkBg&feature=emb_logo

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CLUB 39 & under is a fresh Burning Coal membership for theatre fans 39 years or younger. For an annual cost of just $39 you get access to exclusive pre- and post-show events, support your local theatre, and get $10 off all full priced tickets. (There’s no ID check to join, we’ll believe you’re the age you say you are.)

Internships


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 »

Accessibility


We are committed to making our Theatre as accessible as possible for everyone.

To request specific accommodations or let us know how we can improve your experience call: (919) 834-4001 or email: coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

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The 19th Amendment Project


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Aug 17 – Aug 30, 2020

Written by Various

Directed by Various

Coproduced by The League of Women Voters of Wake County

Each film will cost $2 to view between its release date and September 30, 2020, or $25 for the entire 14 play cycle.

19th graphic Burning Coal Theatre is pleased to present The 19th Amendment Project, a collection of short plays written by some of the most accomplished women and/or non-binary playwrights working today, writing on the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago and its ongoing impact.  Each of the 14 plays will be released virtually, one at a time, between August Aug 17 – 30 at 7 pm EST.  Tickets for one viewing of each 10 minute play will be $2 (or buy the whole series for $25) and each will be available from the day each play is released through the end of September, 2020. 

The playwrights expected to participate include Clare Bayley, Hannah Benitez, Susana Cook, Kelly Doyle, Jennifer Natalya Fink, Magdalena Gomez, Tamara Kissane, Carrie Knowles, Deb Margolin, Ruth Margraff, Kate Morris, MJ Perrin, Elaine Romero, Prageeta Sharma and Ariel Zetina.

The producing arts organizations will include Agape Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre, the Gilbert Theatre, The Justice Theatre Project, NC Central University Theatre, the North Carolina Theatre, the North Carolina Opera, Raleigh Little Theatre, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Theatre in the Park, William Peace University Theatre and the Women’s Theatre Festival.

NOTE:  Subscribers to our 2020/2021 season get this series free.  CLICK HERE to subscribe.

 Our production partner is The League of Women Voters of Wake County

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2020 Summer Workshop Series


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Burning Coal Theatre Company is pleased to announce that it will host a free series of workshops for young and emerging theatre professionals. This series will feature experienced professionals both local and national, and will provide critical, foundational training in subjects like theatrical lighting design, stage management, and movement and choreography. Workshops will be made available to the public via Zoom, and will be held on Mondays at 6:00 PM through October 5, 2020. To register, please email us at info@burningcoal.org. Read More »