Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre Holds Intro to Improv Class, 11/5-12/10

September 25
9:52 2012


Chicago-style long-form improvisation comes to Burning Coal Theatre Company! Northwestern University MFA Jason Tyne-Zimmerman leads a six week class on performing (and enjoying!) Improvisation.

This class will run Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh (unless otherwise noted) from November 5 through December 10th and will include five weekly sessions plus a final, culminating public performance on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 pm. The class fee is $125. To register, give us a call at 919.834.4001. Further information may be obtained at

Jason Tyne-Zimmerman is an improviser, director, and actor. He has trained with the UCB Theater, The PIT, and the Magnet in New York City as well as performing with the long-running improv team Queen of Sharks. His New York City directing credits include Romeo and Juliet Drink the Young Wine, Head Games, The Cooking King, And That’s The Way It Is! (…if you think so), Baby with the Bathwater, as well as two operas for Empire Opera Company. As an actor, he has performed in Shakespeare Showdown’s Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, Much Ado about Nothing, and Henry IV Part 2. He holds an MFA from Northwestern University in directing and an MA from NYU in educational theater.

For further information, contact Burning Coal’s managing director, Simmie Kastner, at 919.834.4001 or visit our website at

Burning Coal Theatre Company is one of Raleigh's small, professional theatres. Burning Coal is an incorporated, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization. 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.

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