Burning Coal Theatre is a professional theatre, which means we pay our artists. Every year, Burning Coal Theatre auditions local and national talent for plays and performances in our location in Downtown Raleigh, NC. See below for more information.
Actors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Burning Coal Theatre Company!
The sign up for our open call auditions is now full. Please click here to join our waitlist for in-person auditions or if you prefer, click here to submit a video audition by April 9th at 11:59 PM (more details below).
Open Call Auditions will take place at 224 Polk St. Raleigh, NC 27604 on April 15th, 2023. In-person auditions are preferred.
Please prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue and 32 bars maximum of a song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring printed sheet music in your key and two copies of your headshot and resume.
Callbacks will be scheduled on an individual basis. If you are not cast this season, we will keep your resume on file (although we recommend re-auditioning annually to keep your records up to date).
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE
Roles are open to all ethnic, gender, ability, religious, race and age groups unless specified in the breakdown.
Direct all casting questions to email@example.com.
THOMASINA COVERLY: daughter of Lord and Lady Croom, a precocious genius.
SEPTIMUS HODGE: Thomasina’s tutor, and the academic colleague and friend of Lord Byron.
JELLABY: The Crooms’ butler
EZRA CHATER: An unsuccessful poet
RICHARD NOAKES: Lady Croom’s gardener
LADY CROOM: Thomasina’s mother
CAPTAIN BRICE, RN: The brother of Lady Croom
AUGUSTUS COVERLY: Thomasina’s trouble-making younger brother (doubled with Gus Coverly).
GUS COVERLY: Valentine and Chloe’s mute younger brother (doubled with Augustus Coverly).
HANNAH JARVIS: Best-selling author, researching Coverly estate
CHLOË COVERLY: Daughter of the modern Lady Croom.
BERNARD NIGHTINGALE: A don at a modern university in Sussex
VALENTINE COVERLY: Chloe’s older brother, grad student in mathematics
BENNY: Male, Black / African-American
GIL: Male, Black / African-American
FREDERIK EGERMAN: A successful widowed middle-aged lawyer. Baritone A2–E4
ANNE EGERMAN: Fredrik’s new, naive wife. Soprano G♯3–A5
HENRIK EGERMAN: Fredrik’s son, 20 years old and Anne’s stepson. Tenor G2–B4
PETRA: Anne’s maid and closest confidante, brash, bold and flirtatious. Mezzo-soprano F♯3–F5
DESIREE ARMFELDT: Self-absorbed, once-successful actress. Mezzo-soprano F♯3–E5
FREDRIKA ARMFELDT: Desiree’s daughter. Soprano C4–E5
MADAME ARMFELDT: Desiree’s mother, a former courtesan who has had “liaisons” with royalty. Contralto C3–F♯4
COUNT CARL-MAGNUS MALCOLM: A military dragoon who is Desiree’s latest lover. Operatic Baritone G2–F♯4
COUNTESS CHARLOTTE MALCOLM: Carl-Magnus’ wife, Mezzo-soprano G3–F5
FRID: Madame Armfeldt’s manservant.
LINDQUIST: Chorus singer
MRS. NORDSTROM: Chorus singer
MRS. ANDERSSEN: Chorus singer
ERLANSON: Chorus singers
MRS. SEGSTROM: Chorus singer
MALLA: Desiree’s maid, who is with her constantly. Non-speaking role.
OSA: Maid at Madame Armfeldt’s manse. Non-speaking role.
BERTRAND: Page at Madame Armfeldt’s manse. Non-speaking role.
If you miss our season audition date, you can still submit your picture/resume for consideration as we often have casting needs arise during the year. Actors should submit