Burning Coal Theatre Company will present “PoliTheatrics 2012,” North Carolina’s first ever festival of “devised theater,” loosely centering on the theme of politics in the Southeastern United States, on June 28-July 1 and July 5-8 in the Murphey School Auditorium, near then Historic Oakwood Section of downtown Raleigh, NC. Festival participants include Haymaker of Durham, NC; Urban Garden of Raleigh, NC; Awkward Elephant Project of Pittsburgh, PA; and Machine Theatre of Charlotte, NC; Neutral Ground Ensemble of New Orleans, LA; and Force/Collision of Washington, DC. On June 30th from 12 noon until 4 p.m., Anna Jones of London and New York will teach a $25-per-person workshop entitled “Approaches to Devising — Exploring Process: A Workshop Taught by Anna Jones.” Tickets for all other performances are just $5 each.
“Living with the Tiger” explores a uniquely American phenomenon: almost twice as many tigers live in captivity in the United States as live in the wild worldwide. Inspired by the stories of Americans who keep tigers in their homes, Haymaker has created “Living with the Tiger” by collaging together these stories with memories, songs, literature, visual art, and just about anything else that isn’t nailed down.