David Henderson



recently appeared in the film Lucky Strike, which was screened at the 48 Hour Film Festival in Nashville. For Burning Coal: Rat in the Skull, Love’s Labours Lost, Pentecost, Winding the Ball, Einstein’s Dreams, The Steward of Christendom, Romeo & Juliet, Night & Day, The Weir, A Doll’s House, Company, Tartuffe, Man Who Tried to save the World, Read More »

Simmie Kastner

studied theatre at Northwestern University and received degrees from American University in Painting and Computer Science. For Burning Coal: Rat in the Skull, Love’s Labours Lost, Winding the Ball, St. Nicholas, Night and Day, The Weir, Macbeth, Watership Down, A Doll House, The Mound Builders, Company, Road to Mecca, Travesties.

Tamara Farias Kraus

relocated to NC in 2007 from Rochester, NY. She has previously performed with the Celtic Theatre Company, NJ Plays in The Park, NJ Shakespeare Festival, Blackfriars Theatre, CenterStage and various other theatres throughout the region. Her acting endeavors have also extended into commercial, voice and film work. Tamara was most recently seen at Burning Coal as Lyubov in “The Cherry Orchard” and as Kelima in “Prisoner’s Dilemma”.

Stephen LeTrent

For Burning Coal: The Dead, All the King’s Men, Tartuffe, Juno & the Paycock. Other recent productions include Antigone at Peace College and several staged readings. Stephen will next be seen in Burning Coal’s Lipstick Traces.

Brian Linden

For Burning Coal: Oppie in The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Dali in Hysteria. Other regions: American Conservatory Theatre; Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals; and The Juvenal Players at Grand Arts in Kansas City. In New York City: Closer and Fortinbras at the Juilliard School; the highly acclaimed Bartleby the Scrivener and The Shanghai Gesture; and Innovative Theatre Award nominations for his work in The Country Wife and A Night Near the Sun. Member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2001 and of the New Jersey Repertory Theatre since 2007.

Lori Mahl

Credits include roles on Broadway (Agnes in Gypsy starring Tyne Daly, Minnie Fay in Hello,Dolly! starring Carol Channing), national tours (previously mentioned plus Tiger Lily in Peter Pan), off-broadway– the New Group, ELT, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, regional theatre including Goodspeed, American Repertory Theatre, The Ordway, NC Theatre, over 100 television commercials and voiceovers, two films, and the voice of Bunny in ”Courage the Cowardly Dog” (Cartoon Network). An ECU graduate, Lori taught acting classes in NYC and now teaches locally. For Burning Coal: Assistant Director, Pentecost and 1960.

Jan Doub Morgan

A long-time Raleigh resident, Jan Doub Morgan discovered the joys of live theatre as an undergraduate Spanish major at Wake Forest University. Post WFU, she worked as an actress with a bilingual touring company based in Santa Fe, NM, then studied at (and graduated from) the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC. In addition to her foreign language and theatre training, Jan holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. In the Triangle, she has worked with NCSU TheatreFest, University Players, Actors’ Comedy Lab, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, Theatre Or, RLT, Second Avenue South, Delta Boys and other organizations. For Burning Coal, Jan has appeared in THE DEAD, HAMLET, and 1960 and was an assistant director/ Spanish language coach for WAY TO HEAVEN. As founder and director of TEATRO, Burning Coal’s program of creative dramatics for second language learners, Jan hopes to contribute to the growth of multi-cultural theatre in the Triangle.

Sherida McMullan

is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. She has appeared in Burning Coal’s productions of Company and A Doll’s House. Sherida has worked with Deep Dish Theater in Boy Gets Girl and A Lesson Before Dying as well as Raleigh Little Theater on A Dance on Widow’s Row and will appear in their upcoming production of Blue. She has also worked with Street Signs Theater as multiple characters in Twilight: Los Angeles. 1992. Sherida has also appeared in Crimes of the Heart , Flying West, Old Settler, Solomon, and A Raisin in the Sun through several local Universities and churches.

Amy Murphy


is thrilled to return to Burning Coal as a company member for the 2009/2010 season. Last season, she choreographed the American premiere of Prisoner’s Dilemma as well as 1960! at Burning Coal. New York Acting Credits include: Ensemble Studio Theater: Crack’d, The Basement Valentine. John Houseman Studio: Patchwork. Read More »

Greg Paul


A building contractor by day, Greg finds time to act in a couple of shows a year to help keep the creative juices flowing.  For Burning Coal: The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Main St./Fayetteville St., Pentacost, Elegies, Map of the World 90 in 90, James Joyce’s The Dead, All the King’s Men and Tartuffe, along with numerous staged readings in the New Works Series.   Read More »


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