Wait Til You See This 2020

Jun 17 – Jun 28, 2020

Tickets to ACCORD(ing) $15 apiece. Tickets to SELENE $20 per car. Call 919.834.4001 to book or purchase through links below.

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ACCORD(ing) by Bronwen Carson and Vieve Radha Price
June 17 –  28, 2020
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
presented in collaboration with SoundingLine Arts and TÉA Creative

The live performance dates are now past, but if you would like to watch the show ‘virtually’ you may purchase a ‘ticket’ by CLICKING HERE and selecting “JUNE 29th”

If you purchase a ticket now, you will also get, FREE, a one-hour documentary about the making of ACCORD(ing), “Theatre in the Time of Covid”, directed by David Ray.

Click Here for the virtual playbill.

Selene and the Dream Eater by Erin Amlicke
Directed by Lillian White
A Drive In Parking Lot Play
June 28th at 7:30 pm (one performance only)
Tickets:  $20 per car – reservations a MUST.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.
Click Here for the virtual playbill.

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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 experience 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

Selene & the Dream EaterSelene and the Dream Eater 

by Erin Amlicke
Directed by Lillian White
A Drive In Parking Lot Play
June 28th at 7:30 pm (one performance only)  

This brand new play for kids of all ages introduces us to Selene and her little brother, who live in a sleepless town, filled with endless routine. Then, one night, a dream-eating Giant appears at their window and makes a strange request.  From there, an unlikely friendship begins, changing their lives forever.

This original, site-specific production celebrates visual and physical storytelling along the exterior of Burning Coal Theatre. Through puppetry, original composition and movement, a fable for contemporary times explores the transformative potential of imagination and chosen family. This 55 minute production is designed to be experienced from the safety and comfort of your car. 

Erin Amlicke is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn, NY.  Her first full-length play, & LIGHT & LIGHT & LIGHT, a collaboration with director Lillian Wooten White, premiered at Dixon Place in 2018. She conceived and directed Playtime, an immersive play created in collaboration with the cast at Oberlin College in 2015. Erin co-founded the womyn’s physical theatre collective, The Working Group, in 2014 and was a founding member of the theatre company, The New Euripides. As an actor, Erin has performed at Hangar Theatre, The Brick, Dixon Place, The Navigator’s Theatre Co., and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is expected to receive her MFA in Acting from the University of Houston in 2022. erinamlicke.com

Lillian Wooten White is a Brooklyn-based director. For Burning Coal: Peter Pan & Wendy, Stuff Happens. Her work has appeared at Dixon Place, BorderLight International Theatre Festival + Fringe, and the Juneberry Collective. She has assisted at Theatre for a New Audience and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is a student of Latin American performance as a Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellow. www.lillianwootenwhite.com 

Matthew Hager previously appeared at Burning Coal in Romeo & JulietThe Iron Curtain Trilogy, Good, Mary’s Wedding, KidsWrite, Shakescenes. For Manbites Dog: In on It (Indy Award). For Deep Dish: A Queer Kiss. For Koka Booth: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For Commonwealth Endeavors: The Innocents. For Bare Theatre: The Leader. For Urban Garden Performing Arts: Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc. For LAB! Theatre: The Collective, From Up Here, Anatomy of Gray. For Theatre in the Park: Charley’s Aunt. For Foothills Theatre of Worcester: BarnumThe Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty. Matthew is a graduate of UNC‐Chapel Hill and has also trained at Michael Howard Studios and Shakespeare & Co. He is a proud company member of Burning Coal.

Cheleen Sugar is a native of Natchez, MS.  She made her debut with Burning Coal Theatre last fall with Clare Bayley’s The Container. She is a proud graduate of Tougaloo College and in 2016 received a master of music in vocal performance from the University of Mississippi. She has been acting since she was a teen and has appeared in such plays as Crimes of the Heart (Chick Boyle), Flyin West (Sophie Washington), Richard III (Lady Anne), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page). Earlier this year she played Lady M  in The Scottish Play with Sweet Tea Shakespeare. She is grateful to her family for their support and the cast and crew of Selene and the Dream Eater for the opportunity to do what she loves.

Matthew Adelson – Lighting Design
Dylan Bailey – Puppeteer, ASM
John Capetanos – Production Stage Manager
Dogbotic – Sound Design
Sidney Hall – Puppeteer, ASM
Barry Jaked – Master Electrician
Alexandra Levine – Puppeteer, ASM
Josh Martin – Puppetry Design
Cameron Maxwell – Costume Design
Elizabeth Newton – Props and Scenic Design
Marley Rockwood – Puppeteer, ASM

Estimated run time: 1 hours.