Jul 9 – Jul 28, 2018

10 am – 4 pm on Monday – Friday

This year‘s play is Pride and Prejudice

$425  DUE $100 deposit with application, remainder at time of your audition for the play.


Students in grades 9-12 as well as college freshmen.

July 02, 2018

You will be contacted regarding auditions for Pride and Prejudice following enrollment.

Written by Jane Austen

Taught by Burning Coal's Director of Education

STC newSTC Sr. is our intensive, three-week conservatory for high school students interested in rigorous, professional training.  It involves classes in the mornings followed by rehearsals for a play in the afternoons (this year Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice!).  Two performances will take place at Burning Coal on the evenings of July 27 & 28, 2018.

Last year, we  were joined by guest artists from colleges and professional theatres around the state.  Similar quality educators will be hired again this year!  Students will learn a wide variety of subjects and techniques in classes with guest artists from fine educational institutions and professional theatres such as:

Jill Carlson, East Carolina University – Clowning/Mask Work
Ray Dooley, Playmakers Repertory – Auditioning
John Gulley, UNC Greensboro – Meisner

If you are interested in technical theatre, STC may also be for you.  We need students interested in stage management, assistant directing, set design, lighting design and costume design.  If you aren’t a performer, but are interested in one of these areas, you too can participate in STC.  You will participate in classes with the other students in the mornings, gaining a foundation in acting, movement and voice production, then be assigned to work on our production of Pride and Prejudice in Summer, 2018) during the afternoons.  You will receive professional oversight in your area during STC.  Performances will be held on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Murphey School auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.  NOTE:  All applicants will be admitted to the program.  Your audition, which will be scheduled following receipt of your application, is to place you in the perfect role in Pride and Prejudice.

Watch the STC Promo