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Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced the plays that will be produced as part of KidsWrite 2013.

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Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced the plays that will be produced as part of KidsWrite 2013. The performance will include plays from students at Raleigh Charter School, Enloe High School and Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy. Performances of KidsWrite 2013 will take place on Friday, May 24th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 25th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10. No reservations necessary. More information may be found at or by calling 919.834.4001.

KidsWrite 2013 will include:

  •  Wide Eyed and Barely Six Years Old by Arya Sundaram of Raleigh Charter School
  •   Effects by Courtney Pisano of Enloe High School
  •  60 Percent by Louis Dohanich of Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy

KidsWrite 2013 will be directed by Zia Affronti Morter (Effects) and Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis (Wide Eyed and 60 Percent). Elizabeth Newton of Campbell University will design the scenery and props, Burning Coal costumer Kelly Farrow will design the costumes, and Jeff Stevenson will serve as technical director. The production stage manager will be Michelle Wood of Raleigh.

KidsWrite is an annual event at Burning Coal. Each year we solicit plays from students grades 6 – 12 in Wake and surrounding counties. We read all submissions and select a few to produce with an adult cast, director, stage manager and design team.

For further information about KidsWrite 2013 at Burning Coal Theatre Company, please contact Managing Director Simmie Kastner at 919.834.4001 or visit us online 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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