2019-2020 Season!


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Burning Coal Theatre Company is delighted to announce its 23rd season in Raleigh:

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THE CONTAINER
 by Clare Bayley
In a collaboration with Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum, Gab Smith, Executive Director
October 10 – 27, 2019
at CAM/Raleigh – 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 6:30 and 8 pm
Sundays at 2 and 4 pm
Note:  This production will take place in a shipping container on the grounds of CAM/Raleigh

CAMELOT by Lerner & Loewe
Directed by Jerome Davis
December 5 – 22, 2019
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson
Directed by John Gulley
The Pulitzer Prize winning comedy/drama from 1980 about two of society’s outcasts who come together in a gazebo in rural Missouri in 1944
January 23 – February 9, 2020
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rebecca Holderness
The true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 1900s pioneer in astronomy at a time when a woman wasn’t even allowed to touch a telescope 
April 9 – 26, 2020
Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Your MAINSTAGE SUBSCRIPTION still only costs $80 apiece (a savings of 20% off full priced tickets).  And, for $30 more, you can purchase a BREAKFAST CLUB SUBSCRIPTION, which includes all 4 of our mainstage shows, tickets to all 3 of our summer 2020 Second Stage shows (TBA) and breakfast with the Artistic Director (catered by the Flying Biscuit!) in October, 2019.  To Subscribe, CLICK HERE or call us at 919.834.4001.

To purchase tickets for individual productions, please click on the individual links above or call 919.834.4001.

Auditions


Please Bring

If you are called in for an audition, please bring 2 copies of Picture/Resume.  Please attach the resume to the back of the picture and cut it to fit to the size of the picture. 

1 one- minute contemporary monologue (comedic or dramatic)



Burning Coal was in attendance at the regional auditions at Sonorous Road on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  If you auditioned then, you do not need to audition again.

If you have auditioned for Burning Coal in the last three years (since 2015), you do not need to audition again, but do please mail us an updated picture/resume if you have one, to Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.

If you are new to the area, or have not auditioned for Burning Coal in the last three years, please email coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com a copy of your picture/resume.  If we believe there is an appropriate role for you during the season, we will call you in for an audition.

The season will include STUFF HAPPENS by David Hare, THE WEIR by Conor McPherson, ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG by Hannah Benitez (world premiere) and THE GREAT CELESTIAL COW by Sue Townsend. 

Burning Coal works with both Equity and non-Equity actors of all ages, genders, races and experience levels.

Burning Coal firmly believes in the principle of race, age and gender non-traditional casting and actively seeks actors, directors, designers, and technicians for participation in ALL its events!

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.”

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 coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

2019 Dublin Theatre Tour


Apr 21 – Apr 28, 2019

2950  Double Occupancy

Deposit of 700.00
Due on December 01, 2018

Remainder of 2250,00
Due on January 31, 2019

2019 Dublin Tour photo

We at Burning Coal Theatre Company are excited to announce that our 2019 Dublin Theatre Tour is GO! 

The tour will take place from April 21st – April 28th, 2019 and will include:

- Air Fare to and from Dublin and RDU
- A chartered bus to and from the hotel and airport 
- A weekly transportation pass 
- A room (double occupancy) in a hotel near city center for 6 nights, including free Wi-Fi and breakfast (with group discussion each morning)
- Tickets to 6 plays in the evenings at theatres such as:
The Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Gaiety Theatre, Rough Magic Theatre, Olympia Theatre and the Bord Gais Theatre

5 additional events during the day, such as:
- A backstage theatre tour (likely at the Abbey Theatre).
- An after show talkback (likely at the Gate Theatre).
- A guided museum tour.
- A guided tour of Christ Church Cathedral.
- A guided tour of Trinity College, featuring the Book of Kells.
- A guided day trip to exciting and beautiful sites outside of Dublin.
- 1 day off for personal exploration of Dublin.

- And last but not least: the legendary Burning Coal Theatre Tour T-Shirt!

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The price for our Dublin Theatre Tour is $2,950.00. 
If you do your own airfare, deduct $700
If you want a single room, add $600 Read More »

SAVE THE DATE! Burning Coal Gala 2019


 

Burning Coal Theatre Gala 1ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT
The Burning Coal Gala 2019

SAVE THE DATE! – March 16, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm
$75
Cocktail Attire

HONORARY CHAIRS
Greg Paul & Mary Hart Paul

GALA CO-CHAIRS
Slee Arnold & Ken Spry
Georgia & Alec Donaldson

 

HOST COMMITTEE
Anne & Matt Bullard
Jackson Cooper
Mike Davis & Alice Garland
Gene & Benji Jones
Ken & Mary Lyn Kargman
Liz King & Blaine Gerber
Meredith Nelson & Keith Donahue
Francine & Ralph Roberson
Robert & Connie Shertz
John Sarratt & Cindy Wittmer

Tickets ON SALE NOW.  Click here to purchase.  Information:  919.834.4001.

SPONSORS
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Morningstar Law Group 

MEDIA SPONSOR
Downtown Raleigh Alliance
Triangle Downtowner Magazine

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IN-KIND SPONSORS
Durham Hotel
Syngery Spa
Mark Hewitt Pottery
Poppyseed Market
Petale Florist
Durham Distillery
Wine Feed
Picnic
Flying Biscuit
Raleigh Wine Shop
The Station
Yellow Dog Cafe
Escazu Chocolate
Raleigh Rum Company
NOFO
The Pharmacy Cafe
Aviator Brewing Co.
Carolina Brewing Company
Trophy
Lonerider

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Burning Coal’s Director of Education


Bryan Pridgen holds a B.A. in Acting from Greensboro College where he received the Haley Theatre Scholarship and later received the Nancy Levin and Ernest Borgnine Scholarships as an intern with Barter Theatre.  Bryan is a Co-Founder of Savannah Stage Company, a non-profit professional theatre in Savannah, GA that brings theatrical adaptations of classic literature to life through educational tours and mainstage productions.  He served as Artistic Director of SSC during its inaugural season and was crucial to the creation of their education wing.  As an educator, Bryan has worked for the past five years in public and private schools in NC and GA.  He continues his work in education as a substitute teacher for Wake County Public Schools.  This fall, Bryan will be attending NCSU to obtain his Masters in Elementary Education.  As a theatre artist, Bryan has extensive experience in multiple acting techniques, including Stanislavski, Meisner, Viewpoints, and Suzuki.  Bryan has been directing in professional and educational theatre for the past decade.  He has considerable experience with comedies, musicals, TYA and classical work.  Beyond acting and directing, Bryan is well-versed in voice, movement, playwriting and props design. 

Bryan Pridgen Headshot

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.


 

DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at the Camden Fringe Festival


Dark Vanilla Jungle

(Photo by Tiphaine Betscher)

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

How We Got Here: 20th Anniversary Lobby Lecture Series


6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016

Ticket holders for any production of Skylight are invited free of charge

Reserve your tickets here call 919-834-4001

Burning Coal Theatre Company celebrates 20 years with a panel discussion featuring  three community leaders and long-time company supporters (Simmie Kastner, Greg Paul, Alec Donaldson). Together, they will explore the company’s origins, early history and relationship to our current location at the Murphey School, the first Raleigh school to be integrated.  The conversation will highlight connections between our past achievements and vision moving forward.

We invite all of our old flames to reminisce about our shared achievements, and welcome newcomers into the Burning Coal Theatre Company family. Join us on Oct. 15th! Read More »