Burning Coal Theatre Company Present Kidswrite 2018

Come join us at Burning Coal Theatre for our 10th annual KidsWrite! New Play Festival 2018, featuring works written by local students in 6th-12th grades. The festival will take place on May 25-26, 2018, with performances at 7:00 pm at Burning Coal, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Admission is $10, and tickets are available only at the door. For further information, call us at 919.834.4001 or visit http://burningcoal.org/kidswriteperformancefestival2018/#more-622

To encourage the young writers of North Carolina, Burning Coal each year holds a festival of new plays, written by students from 6th grade to 12th grade from Wake and surrounding counties in North Carolina. This year's featured plays will include:

Repent by Abigail Shorter (Enloe HS)
The Steak-Out by Eliana Planer (Enloe HS)
Stems and Branches by Soraiah Williams (Panther Creek HS)
Goodbye, Cruel World by Jack Mohler (Research Triangle HS)
Masker by Nick Cui (Hopewell Academy)

The production will be directed by Lucia Foster and Mackie Raymond of Raleigh. The production stage manager is Rebeka Meekins. Properties are by Elizabeth Newton.

Burning Coal Theatre Company is one of Raleigh's professional Equity theatre companies. 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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