KidsWrite! premieres four new plays by middle & high school authors

Burning Coal is excited to premier four plays by North Carolina students in a professional production this June.  The plays, See You Soon by Morgan Richardson (12th Grade, Enloe), The Hangman’s Diary by Jackson Bloom (12th grade, Enloe), Fight for Your Honor by Stuart Rose (11th grade, home schooled), and The Love in this Room by Jarren Moore (8th grade, Ligon) were selected from submissions from across Wake and surrounding counties, and will be performed together by members of Burning Coal Theatre Company.

The performance will take place at the Burning Coal Theatre Company (224 Polk St., Raleigh) on June 3rd & 4th at 7:30pm and June 5th at 2:00pm. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, free to students K-12, and may be obtained by calling 919.834.4001 or visiting

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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.

By Denise Cerniglia

Postmodern experientialist of the arts. Follow my public posts on Facebook at to keep up with mostly dance, some opera and classical music happenings. Also, visit my dance photo blog at