Burning Coal Cabaret Nights 2020


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Jun 27 – Jun 28, 2020

TICKETS $35 apiece

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Burning Coal’s spring cabaret will feature performances by some of your favorite area stage performers.  Tickets are $35 apiece or 2 for $50 with code COALCABARET).  The evening will include a cash bar and an extraordinary evening of performers giving their all in tangy renditions of some of your favorite Broadway showtunes! 

Sponsorship packages begin at $100, contact development@burningcoal.org for details

Because of the outbreak, we are going to postpone this event until June 27 at 7 pm & 28th at 3 pm.  If you are holding a ticket and want to get a refund, email us at info@burningcoal.org and we’ll process that for you.  If you want to attend in June, let us know which date you prefer and your tickets will be shifted over.  If you would like to change your tickets to a tax deductible contribution, let us know that as well.  And lastly, if you haven’t bought tickets yet but want to do so for the June dates, CLICK HERE to reserve your tickets now.

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Estimated run time: 2 hours.

FAIL BIGGER: Adult Improv Class


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Jan 13 – Feb 10, 2020

7 pm – 10 pm on Monday

Taught by Bryan Pridgen

Fail Bigger ImageGet impulsive during Burning Coal’s 5-week spring improv class led by Bryan Pridgen, BCT’s Education Director.  Improv teaches us to play and to discover our creative potential. This comprehensive class breaks down large concepts into simple exercises that are built upon the foundation of improv: “Yes, and ….”   Pridgen has been studying and performing improv for over a decade with troupes at Barter Theatre and Savannah Stage Company. This class is great for building confidence, trust and patience through improved ensemble work.  Be prepared to fail, solve problems, create imaginative worlds and bravely pull yourself out of your comfort zone.  Learn to follow your impulses and push yourself to think critically and creatively through improvised scenes and scenarios imagined on the spot.  Eliminate self-doubt and fear of failure by failing bigger!   FEE:  $145.
NOTE: Class will alternate between Burning Coal Theatre (224 Polk Street) and our rehearsal warehouse (3056 Barrow Drive).  Check with instructor for specific details as class proceeds.

Four Corners Project


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RALEIGH, NC – With creative spaces at a premium throughout the Triangle, Burning Coal Theatre Company would like to announce the Four Corners Project, which will begin in its 2020/2021 season. This project will make available the Murphey School space for one week, four times a year to creative individuals or companies with innovative and exciting projects.  The projects should be either performance or visual art-related and should not involve a fee for its participants.  The projects do not have to include a performance, though they may, but should be focused on exploring issues around performance or the creation of art. Nothing is too ‘out there’! 

The four weeks that the space will be granted are August 31 – September 6, 2020, September 7 – 13, 2020, November 16 – 22, 2020, and December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021. To apply, fill out the Google Form found on Burning Coal’s website (burningcoal.org) or click here. Submissions are due by March 15, 2020. Selected projects will be announced by the end of the month.

LITTLE ♀ by June Guralnick


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Mar 13 – Mar 13, 2020

7:30 pm on Friday

Murphey School Auditorium

Written by June Guralnick

Coproduced by Justice Theatre Project

More info: (919) 264-7089

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The Justice Theater Project and Burning Coal Theatre
In celebration of Women’s History Month
present the premiere staged reading of

LITTLE ♀

Written and directed by June Guralnick

The play contains language not suitable for children.
Drop by for our “Meet the Playwright” reception: 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Click HERE for more information about the Playwright and the Show
DRESS AS YOUR FAVORITE FEMINIST FROM AMERICAN HISTORY! BEST COSTUME WINS A PRIZE BASKET!

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Estimated run time: 1.75 hours.

The 19th Amendment Project


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Aug 20 – Aug 30, 2020

Written by Various

Directed by TBA

Coproduced by The League of Women Voters of Wake County

All tickets $20

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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.  Performances are Thurs – Sats at 7:30 pm & Suns at 2 pm Aug 20 – 30.  Tickets: $20 – may be obtained at 919.834.4001 or www.burningcoal.org.

The playwrights expected to participate include Clare Bayley, Hannah Benitez, Becca Blackwell, Bekah Brunstetter, Susana Cook, Kelly Doyle, Amanda Duarte, Christine Evans, Magdalena Gomez, Holly Hughes, Tamara Kissane, Carrie Knowles, Karen Malpede, Deb Margolin, Ruth Margraff, Kate R. Morris, MJ Perrin, Elaine Romero, Prageeta Sharma, Shay Youngblood, and Ariel Ztn.

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

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Estimated run time: 2 hours.

 

Past Productions & Events

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DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at the Camden Fringe Festival


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DARK VANILLA JUNGLE by Philip Ridley

Burning Coal Theatre at the Camden Fringe Festival – August 10 – 14, 2016
Cockpit Theatre, London, England

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina returns to the Cockpit with Philip Ridley’s brutal 70 minute “Dark Vanilla Jungle”.  

A scalding play about a young woman trying to come to terms with a terrible breach of trust.

In November, 2014, Burning Coal brought over David Edgar’s roaring Iron Curtain Trilogy (4-stars, Michael Billington, Guardian).

The company returns with Philip Ridley’s quietly devastating masterpiece.

Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th August – 9:00pm
Sunday 14th August – 8:30pm

All Tickets: £10 at http://tickets.thecockpit.org.uk/Sales/Shows/Dark-Vanilla-Jungle#book

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
http://viewsfromthegods.co.uk/dark-vanilla-jungle.shtml

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-dark-vanilla-jungle-the-cockpit/

http://www.londoncitynights.com/2016/08/dark-vanilla-jungle-at-cockpit-thje.html?m=1

http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2016/08/dark-vanilla-jungle-the-cockpit-review.html 

https://youtu.be/aNCtUp9pfsw

Raleigh Boychoir


Oct 9, 2016

$10  available at the door

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 The Raleigh Boychoir 

It started with just 20 boys and a $50 donation from the Woman’s Club of Raleigh. But humble beginnings never daunted The Raleigh Boychoir’s vision.  Thomas E. Sibley founded the choir in 1968 to give boys with unchanged voices a chance to learn and perform some of the world’s greatest choral music. Sibley believed a choir could help boys develop talent and character – traits that would serve them for a lifetime. Sibley, who worked as music coordinator for the Raleigh public schools as well as organist and choir master at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Raleigh, directed The Raleigh Boychoir for 40 years. He retired in 2008.  Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

Lobby Lecture for Skylight


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Skylight


Burning Coal Theatre Company celebrates 20 years with a panel discussion featuring three community leaders and long-time company supporters. Together, they will explore the company’s origins, early history and the wonderful history of our home, the Murphey School Auditorium, the first Raleigh school to be integrated. We invite all of our old flames to reminisce about our shared achievements, and to welcome newcomers into the Burning Coal Theatre Company family.

The discussion will be held at the Murphey Theatre, Saturday October 15th from 6pm-6:50 pm, prior to that evenings showing of Skylight by David Hare. Ticket holders for any performance of Skylight are invited free of charge! Reserve your tickets online or call 919-834-4001.

The panel will include SIMMIE KASTNER, GREG PAUL and ALEC DONALDSON.

Panelists:

Alec Donaldson is a corporate and securities lawyer with Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton in Raleigh. He has known Jerome Davis and has attended Burning Coal productions since the Theatre’s first year of operations. He joined the Burning Coal Board of Directors in January 2014.He has appeared in two Burning Coal productions, Sunday in the Park with George and Spoonface Steinberg, and will appear in its upcoming Written on the Heart.He has loved theater since he saw his first production at age 5. He attended UNC Chapel Hill where he was a member of Playmakers Theater.He has served on the Board of Directors of both the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

Simmie Kastner is a Leader of Quality Assurance for Fidelity National Financial and Institutional Wealth Services products.She studied theatre at Northwestern University and received degrees from American University in Painting and Computer Science.She has worked on several productions at Burning Coal, including 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, and Travesties.

Greg Paul has performed in 20 Burning Coal productions, most recently in the Iron Curtain Trilogy in London. Greg served on the Burning Coal Board of Directors, including two terms as Chair. His company, Greg Paul Builders, renovated the Murphey School Auditorium in 2007.

We look forward to the opportunity of celebrating Burning Coal’s and the community’s shared accomplishments and visions for the future. We hope to see you there!

RODE HARD THE BAND


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Rode Hard the Band will rock the Murphey School on Sunday, September 18, from 2 to 4 pm. as Burning Coal celebrates the start of its 20th anniversary season. Come for great music in a great venue and celebrate with us! Tickets are free to 2016/2017 season subscribers or $10 general admission.  All proceeds will go to Burning Coal’s roof-replacement fund. Click here to subscribe. Or call the theatre at 919-834-4001 to purchase tickets to the kickoff. 

Rode Hard the Band is so named because its members are, as they say, “men of a certain age.” Read more about them here.

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Shakespeare Marathon


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Shakespeare Marathon_final logo designBurning Coal Theatre Company and the NC Museum of History will present a marathon reading of each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays next April to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Each play will be read by a different theatre company from North Carolina. The nonstop readings will take five days and will begin at noon on April 23, 2016 until about 6 am on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the museum, 5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. The event will be open to the public. Each reading also will be live streamed at https://nsp.performedia.com/rh/ncmh16/session/a1?output=frame and recorded for later viewing thanks to a grant from our friends at Red Hat (read more here). Burning Coal, the professional theatre company based in Raleigh, will produce the marathon. Participating companies are listed below. For additional information, please contact Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis at 919.834.4001

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