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Fuse (formerly WillPower!)

Fuse (formerly WillPower!)
The great benefit of this program is its variability and customizability. In all programs, we seek to foster a deeper understanding of the arts and the self through the study and practice of theatre. In playwriting residencies, students learn the fundamentals of Aristotelian playwriting through readings, exercises, and lectures culminating in readings and workshops of student-written plays. Acting residencies focus on Uta Hagen and Stanislavski acting techniques, critical vocabulary, vocal projection and enunciation, and putting their skills to practice through the presentation of short scenes. Production assistance entails a Burning Coal teaching artist directing or providing artistic support on the production of a play or musical at a school, teaching students about performance, how to translate words on the page to actions on the stage, and professionalism, emphasizing responsibility, accountability, and personal growth. Other program descriptions are available upon request.

Artist Background

Burning Coal Theatre Company is a professional, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] theatre company that has served the triangle for twenty years. Its mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Its education program has reached thousands of students over the course of its existence and emphasizes literacy, empowerment, and personal growth through the arts. The groundbreaking program SHAKESCENES, which demystifies Shakespeare's works for students, has been showcased at the State of Arts and Culture in Wake County event.

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