Production photo, Burning Coal Theatre, The Container.

Theater Review: Burning Coal’s Compelling, Site-Specific Production of ‘The Container’ Spotlights Realness of the Refugee Crisis

There is something mystifying about voluntarily stepping into a shipping container roughly half the size of a single-wide trailer to watch a one-act play. But what feels a bit experimental,…

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Theater Review: Part Profound, Part Problematic, Burning Coal’s Production of Caryl Churchill’s Shorts Makes for a Curious Theater Experience

I love plays that are thought-provoking and question contemporary issues. I’m less partial to absurdist plays that are so enigmatic, they come off almost pompous. Burning Coal’s current production, featuring…

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Review: Burning Coal’s ‘The Great Celestial Cow’ is a Timely Story but…

By Lauren Van Hemert When my grandfather came to this country from Turkey, he brought with him some crazy Ladino folktales about a Jewish trickster named Joha. While he did…

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Review: Self-Reflective Production of ‘Ashe in Johannesburg’ Draws Line Between Racism in America and Apartheid South Africa

By Kim Jackson What matters in Ashe in Johannesburg, a newly commissioned play by Hannah Benitez currently running at Burning Coal Theatre Company, is that it tells the story of…

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