Wait Til You See This 2020

Jun 3 – Jun 21, 2020

Three Plays in Repertory. Tickets $15 per performance or $30 for all three. Call 919.834.4001 to book.

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ACCORD(ing) by Bronwen Carson and Vieve Radha Price
June 3, 12, 18 and 20 at 7:30 pm
June 6 and 14 at 2 pm 
June 7 at 5 pm
presented in collaboration with SoundingLine Arts and TÉA Creative
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PLAYDATE by Kallan Dana
directed by Ana Radulescu
June 4, 6, 10 and 19 at 7:30 pm
June 13 and 21 at 2 pm
June 14 at 5 pm
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 is a sensorially immersive world of installations, soundscapes, physical theatre, and language, exploring how the human mind gathers, processes, and decides truths. Through visual poetry, drama and humor, issues of certainty, ideology, confusion, judgment, conflict and possibility are illuminated.

Int’l award-winning director, Bronwen Carson, and Sargent Shriver Peaceworker Fellow and Insight Art maker, Vieve Radha Price, spearhead the world-premiere production of ACCORD(ing) for Burning Coal Theater’s Second Stage Series in June 2020.  

Carson and Price’s non-profit theatre companies, SoundingLine Arts and TÉA Creative have joined forces to create a sensorially immersive world of performance art, installations, movement, and language illuminating issues of certainty, ideology, judgment, conflict and possibility. ACCORD(ing) is an amalgam of visual poetry, physical theater, and soundscapes, utilizing both humor and drama to examine how the human mind gathers, processes and decides truths. 

The production will be entirely comprised of Triangle area performers and creatives trained in Insight Artistry, an exploratory art making method that focuses upon how we come to know, how we value, and how we ultimately make decisions. Movement is an integral component of the exploration as are various forms of immersive theatre and experiential art.  

Audience members will be allowed to roam freely throughout the theater space, experiencing various moments, scenarios, interactions, installations and vignettes in which individuals are striving for connection, understanding or choosing courses of action; sometimes they are heroic, other times they’re unable to free themselves from the constraints of habitual patterns or the constricted looping of their thoughts. 

Bronwen Carson is an award-winning director-writer-choreographer, and the Founder of SoundingLine Arts, a non-profit theatre and film company which integrates traditional scripted work into installation art, soundscapes, physical theatre, Commedia dell’arte, Butoh, and Kabuki. Recent SoundingLine works include 49th Street and Other Stories (Ailey Center) and Dust (Symphony Space). Bronwen has directed Off-Broadway and regionally at NYU, Skirball Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, The Connelly Theatre, The Director’s Lab at The Actors Studio, Irondale, and The Gloria Maddox Theatre. Bronwen’s upcoming projects include Varvana a silent film, and Magpie, a novel.  www.bronwencarson.com   

Vieve Radha Price is the Founder and Director of Mission at TÉA Creative. TÉA Creative gathers diverse companies of artists to create Insight art, taking an imaginative approach to content and form to create performance pieces that illuminate the inner patterns of feeling and thinking that precipitate the way we interact with each other and ourselves and to explore the development and application of Insight artistry. Recent works include: Uniform Justice (New York Fringe Festival) and Rocco, Chelsea, Adriana, Sean, Claudia, Gianna, Alex (HERE Arts Center, NYC). Vieve has recently established the Insight Artists Collective, and she is currently collaborating on two books, a handbook on Insight Artistry, and Questing for Insight, an introduction to the philosophical approach that grounds her artistry and artistic creation.  www.teacreativeinc.com


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by Kallan Dana
Directed by Ana Radulescu

Playdate is a new play about the world of Hugh Hefner and his coterie of family, friends, employees and hangers-on who made up that glitteringly sordid world in the 1960s and 70s.

Hugh Hefner wakes up one morning and realizes that his home doesn’t feel like his home anymore. His kids are keeping secrets from him, his Bunnies are nowhere to be found, and his house is haunted by ghosts and demons. It’s the last day of Mr. Hefner’s life, but before his entire empire crumbles to the ground, he’ll have to face his sons, his first wife, his twin-sister girlfriends, and the spirit of Marilyn Monroe. Playdate re-imagines the Playboy Mansion not as it is in reality, but as it exists in our dreams and nightmares. 

Kallan Dana (playwright) is a writer and performer originally from Portland, Oregon. She is an alumna of the National Theater Institute and of Skidmore College, where she studied English and Theater. Favorite past credits include Julia May Jonas’s We Used to Wear Bonnets & Get High All the Time (assistant director, Skidmore College), The Five Lesbian Brothers’ The Secretaries (directed by Zoe Lesser), and RashDash’s Two Man Show (directed by Erica Schnitzer). Playdate was first developed in a commissioned workshop production and AEA showcase (directed by Erica Schnitzer) at Dixon Place in September 2019.

Ana V. Radulescu (director) is a freelance director with a primary fascination on ensemble devising and modern classical theatre adaptation. Some recent/favorite directing credits include ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, The Death of Bessie Smith with Greensboro College, Bacchae at Skidmore College for SITI Company Workshop, and How We Got On for Skydive Productions. She is a recent directing graduate of Greensboro College, as well as a directing alumni of the National Theater Institute, as well as SITI Company Anne Bogart, and was an a literary/artistic intern at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. Ana is the founding artistic director of Skydive Productions, a North Carolina based production company that is committed to telling stories by voices who are not traditionally heard.

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.