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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 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).

Read more about our Main Stage season selections here.


Roles are open to all ethnic, gender, ability, religious, race and age groups unless specified in the breakdown.

Direct all casting questions to

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

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

Moonlight by Harold Pinter








Hymn by Lolita Chakrabarti

BENNY:  Male, Black / African-American

GIL:  Male, Black / African-American

A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

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 

  • a short cover email explaining who you are and what your interests are
  • your updated one-page resume to