Into the Fire at Burning Coal Theatre

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

Episode 74: Laura Lillian Baggett and Kimmy Fiorentino

October 14th, 2020

On this week's episode, we're joined by Laura Lillian Baggett and Kimmy Fiorentino, who will alternately star in A Hundred Words for Snow, opening tomorrow! Join us as we explore the process behind the play, their respective relationships to the character of Rory, and how each of these young actors approached this one-woman show!

Episode 73: Tatty Hennessy

September 30th, 2020

On this episode, Jerome Davis is joined by none other than Tatty Hennessy, the playwright behind A Hundred Words for Snow!

Episode 72: Lucy Atkinson

September 9th, 2020

On this episode of the Into the Fire podcast series, we're joined by a very special guest: Lucy Atkinson! Lucy Atkinson directed the original production of Tatty Hennessy's A Hundred Words for Snow for Trafalgar Studios in London, and gives insight into both the play and the process behind its inaugural run!

Episode 71 - Of Art and Politics: Ben Cameron

July 23rd, 2020

This week we hear from Ben Cameron, President of the Jerome Foundation, on civic leadership and organizational change. Listen to Burning Coal's new episode of our summer podcast series Of Arts & Politics!

Episode 70 - Of Arts and Politics: Nicole Garneau on Creative Action

July 11th, 2020

Interdisciplinary artist and activist Nicole Garneau discusses her work as a maker of site-specific, critically conscious, and participatory creative actions. In this conversation, she discusses her book Performing Revolutionary and her current project supporting the persecuted Russian feminist artist Yulia Tsetkova. Learn more and find her book at, and join #500Solidarity at

Episode 69: KidsWrite 2020, Featuring Pranav Gadiraju, Sam Harris, Vivek Indlamuri, and Catherine Shamel

May 29th, 2020

On this episode, we're joined by some of the promising young playwrights behind our 2020 KidsWrite Festival! Listen in for insight into what's inspired these rising writers!

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!

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