Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina, will present its annual Summer Theatre Conservatory for Middle School students (STC, JR) beginning on Monday, June 11th. STC, Jr. runs for two weeks, through June 22nd, Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. Enrollment is $295 and may be done through the company's website here or by calling 919-834-4001.
Our senior Summer Theatre Conservatory (STC) for high school-aged students runs for three weeks, from July 9 – 27, 2012, Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm, also at the Murphey School in Raleigh. Enrollment is $395 and may be done through the same means shown above.
Burning Coal Director of Education Ian L. Finley, current Piedmont Laureate, will teach both classes. Both culminate with the performance of a play on June 22nd at 6:30 pm (STC, Jr.) and on July 27 & 28th at 7 pm (STC).
Burning Coal Theatre Company is Raleigh's small, professional theatre. Burning Coal's mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Burning Coal produces explosive reexaminations of overlooked classic and modern plays, as well as new plays, whose themes and issues are of immediate concern to our audience, using the best local, national and International Artists available. We work toward a theatre of high-energy performances and minimalist production values. The emphasis is on literate works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional linear plays, at which audiences are most often asked to observe without participating. Race and gender non-specific casting is an integral component of our perspective, as well as an international viewpoint.