Auditions

Auditions

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Auditions

Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, NC

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 COIVD-19.  

Audtions

NOTE: General auditions for the 2022/2023 season have passed.  If you are interested in working with Burning Coal, please forward a picture/resume to info@burningcoal.org and we’ll get back to you shortly if there is anything possible for your this year.

Please read through the following character breakdowns, then click here to sign up.

PLEASE NOTE:  The audition slots between 10 am and 3 pm are only for TALLEY’S FOLLY.  Please do not sign up for a slot between 10 and 3 pm unless you are available to rehearse and perform that play, as below.  Audition slots from 3 to 6 pm are for the mainstage season roles shown below.  Actors should bring two 1-minute contemporary monologues, one comic and one dramatic, along with two copies of your picture/resume.

WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere and AIR world premiere by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Ana Radulescu
Rehearsals from May 9th
Performances June 9 to 26th, 2022
REHEARSALS BEGIN BEFORE AUDITION DATE.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SHOW, PLEASE FORWARD EMAIL OF ENQUIRY TO INFO@BURNINGCOAL.ORG.  ALL AGES, RACES AND GENDERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  

THE MAMMOTH PLAY (World premiere) by Tatty Hennessey
Directed by TBD
Rehearsals from September 12th
Performances October 6 to 23, 2022
ALL ROLES OPEN, ALL AGES, RACES AND GENDERS ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson
Directed by John Gulley
Rehearsals from September 12th
Performances IN LONDON October 13th to 30th, 2022
SEEKING FEMALE, CAUCASIAN ACTOR WHO CAN PLAY EARLY 30S FOR SALLY TALLEY

SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rebecca Holderness
Rehearsals begin October 31, 2022
Performances December 1 to 12, 2022
SEEKING TWO FEMALE ACTORS, ANY AGE OR RACE

MLIMA’S TALE by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Ana Radulescu
Rehearsals begin January 2, 2023
Performances January 26th to February 12, 2023
SEEKING FIVE ACTORS WITH MOVEMENT SKILLS, ANY AGE, RACE OR GENDER

THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Chekhov
Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand
Rehearsals begin March 6th, 2023
Performances April 6 to 26th, 2023
ALL ROLES OPEN – SEEKING ACTORS OF ANY AGE, RACE OR GENDER

ROLES AVAILABLE

What If If Only by Caryl Churchill
Seeking one child actor of Asian descent, approximate age 10

Air by Caryl Churchill
The play calls for an indeterminate number of actors of any age, race or gender.

The Mammoth Play by Tatty Hennessey
JIM, 60s, male, American, any ethnicity
CHRIS, male, early 20s, American, any ethnicity
LEAH, early 30s, female, British, any ethnicity
JUSTIN, early 30s, male, American, any ethnicity

Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson
SALLY TALLEY, early 30s, female, American, Caucasian.  See NOTE below.

NOTE. This play will rehearse in Raleigh, NC and will perform in London, England at the Cockpit Theatre for three weeks in October, 2022. Please do not submit unless you are available for this.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
Margaret Leavitt, 30s, female, homebody, any ethnicity
Williamina Fleming, 50s, female, Scottish, any ethnicity

Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage
Mlima, any age, male, African American, strong dance background
Four actors who move and sing, any age, any gender, any ethnicity

The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov
RANEVSKY, 50s, female, any ethnicity. A wealthy landowner.
ANYA, 17, female, any ethnicity. Ranevsky’s daughter.
VARYA, 24, female, any ethnicity. Ranevskaya’s adopted daughter.
GAYEV, 50s, male, any ethnicity. Ranevskaya’s brother.
LOPAKIN, 40s-50s, male, any ethnicity. A recently wealthy merchant.
TROFIMOV, 20s, male, any ethnicity.
PISHCHIK, 40s-60s, male, any ethnicity. A landowner.
CHARLOTTE, 20s, female, any ethnicity. A governess.
YEPIKHODOV, 30s, male, any ethnicity. A clerk.
DUNYASHA, 20s, female, any ethnicity. A maid.
FIRS, 87, male, any ethnicity. An old servant.
YASHA, 20s, male, any ethnicity. A young servant.

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 

  • a short cover email explaining who you are and what your interests are; and
  • your updated one-page resume to info@burningcoal.org