Auditions for 2020-21 Season!




Burning Coal Theatre Company is announcing that it will be accepting auditions for its upcoming 2020/2021 season by video submission only.  Actors should submit 

  • 2 one-minute video monologues, one dramatic and one comedic and

your updated one-page resume via 

If you are interested in being cast in Evita by Rice & Webber, please indicate so.  When we hold ‘in person’ callbacks, we will  have those actors called back for that play sing with a pianist at that time. 

Audition submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2020 though casting may begin before then, so the sooner you get your submission in, the better. Read More »

Non-Discrimination Policy

“Burning Coal Theatre Company steadfastly holds to a policy of complete non-discrimination as it relates to all of its programming and the hiring of its employees.  That policy, which has been in effect for years and will continue to be in effect for so long as our organization exists, may be obtained, in full, by calling 919.834.4001.”

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 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 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.

Virtual Tour

Click here to take a VIRTUAL TOUR of Burning Coal Theatre!

After viewing, if you are interested in renting our space, give us a ring at 919.834.4001 or email us at

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 ( 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

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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


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

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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

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

The following shows/events have passed.


DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at the Camden Fringe Festival

Dark Vanilla Jungle

(Photo by Tiphaine Betscher)


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