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Bonding through Conflict

Bonding through Conflict

In the business world, conflict is a natural part of the pursuit of excellent.  But it can leave a sour aftertaste.  We will present three one-hour workshops aimed at turning enemies into allies.  This is a hands on workshop that uses classic theatre games to bond a team together using conflict as the starting point for collaborations that will last the test of time.  Class will include improvisation, trust exercises, non-vocal communication and Viewpoints exercises that emphasizes collective storytelling.  Classes will be limited to 30 and will take place either on three consecutive days or once a week for three weeks.  Fee: $200 per hour.  Burning Coal will work with company to modify the class to fit its specific needs.

"The summer course was challenging and exciting. I will certainly attend again as soon as time allows! My growth as an actor and as a director is immeasurable thanks to Burning Coals unique opportunities."
–Robyne Parrish, Artistic Director/Gilbert Theatre (Fayetteville)

Artist/Presenter Background

Burning Coal is an intimate, professional theatre in Raleigh.  Its mission is to create literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced rather than just seen.  In 20 years, Burning Coal has grown from a small start-up with a budget of $30K to one of the southeast’s most innovative theatres with a budget over $500K.  In 2014, Coal became the first theatre in the world to present Tony Award winning playwright David Edgar’s Iron Curtain Trilogy, then took the three productions to London, where the productions received a 4-star review from the Guardian’s Michael Billington.


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