Into the Fire at Burning Coal Theatre

The Burning Coal Theatre Company podcast series, hosted by Artistic Director Jerome Davis

Episode 68: Alex Tobey on The Greeks

May 1st, 2020

Alex Tobey returns to discuss his work on our 2017 Second Stage Series production of The Greeks! Alex Tobey worked with Ian Finley to adapt Sophocles' ancient classics, and directed the trilogy at CAM. Join us for a dive into the process behind The Greeks, as well as adapting and modernizing classic plays such as the Theban Trilogy!

Episode 67: Emily Ranii on Romeo & Juliet

April 23rd, 2020

Emily Ranii returns to the podcast to discuss our production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet! Join one of our favorite directors for a dive into one of Shakespeare's most enduring and beloved classics, and learn how she and her team brought it to life in 2015!

Episode 66: Lillian White Returns to Talk Peter Pan & Wendy

April 17th, 2020

This week, Lillian White returns to the podcast to revisit Peter Pan & Wendy! Lillian recently adapted Peter Pan & Wendy for a touring production at Cleveland's inaugural BorderLight Theatre and Fringe Festival, and will return to Burning Coal this Fall to direct our production of Evita!

Episode 65: Ian Finley on 1960

April 10th, 2020

Into the Fire makes its triumphant return with a very special guest: Ian Finley, the playwright of 1960! He joins us for a dive into the history behind the play, and to give us insight into the playwriting process which made it happen!

Interviews from the Front, Episode 14: Jerry Sipp of Justice Theatre Project

April 9th, 2020

Jerry Sipp of Justice Theatre Project joins us for this final installment of our Interviews from the Front series! He and Jerome Davis discuss the ways JTP has been impacted by this moment, as well as tips for self-improvement during this time of isolation! Join them soon for some exciting opportunities to connect online, including a play about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson, and reconnect with them in the Fall for their Season of The Possible Dream, including ALL THE WAY and MAN OF LA MANCHA!

Interviews from the Front, Episode 13: Amy White of William Peace University

April 9th, 2020

Today, we're joined by Amy White of William Peace University! She talks us through how her theatre classes have been impacted by social distancing, as well as the ways in which they've worked to adapt! Join them in the Fall for an exciting lineup including Tartuffe, The Wolves, and in-person classes!

Interviews from the Front, Episode 12: Peggy Taphorn of Temple Theatre

April 7th, 2020

On today's episode, Peggy Taphorn reports in from Temple Theatre to give us insight into her theatre's unique situation over in Sanford. Join them after the dust settles for Steel Magnolias, Mama Mia, and Mike Wiley's Blood Done Sign My Name!

Interviews from the Front, Episode 11: Deb Royals of Pure Life Theatre

April 7th, 2020

Deb Royals of Pure Life Theatre joins us today to discuss how this fledgling collective and how their space and vision have been impacted by the current crisis. Join them in December for a reprisal of Motown Christmas!

Interviews from the Front, Episode 10: Timothy Locklear of NRACT

April 3rd, 2020

This time, we're joined by the Managing Artistic Director of NRACT, Timothy Locklear! He drops in to discuss the unique challenges NRACT has faced, and to remind us that NRACT is poised to bring the musical heat this Fall!

Interviews from the Front, Episode 9: Marshall Botvinick and Akiva Fox of Bulldog Ensemble Theater

April 2nd, 2020

Today, we're joined by Marshall Botvinick and Akiva Fox of Bulldog Ensemble Theater! They report in from Durham to discuss their young company, how this crisis has exacerbated the existing lack of space for artists in Durham, and pragmatic ways that the Triangle can rebound moving forward!