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Burning Coal Announces ’19th Amendment Project’

The series of 10-minute plays by women and non-binary writers explores the passage of the amendment and its impact 100 years later.

RALEIGH, N.C.:  Burning Coal Theatre Company, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Wake County and 13 other theatre and/or opera companies from across central North Carolina, will present the 19th Amendment Project.

The collection of 10-minute plays, written by women and/or non-binary playwrights, will explore the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago and its impact on our society. Each of the short plays will be released virtually, one at a time, between August 17-30, 2020.

The playwrights expected to participate include Clare Bayley, Hannah Benitez, Susana Cook, Kelly Doyle, Magdalena Gomez, Tamara Kissane, Carrie Knowles, Deb Margolin, Ruth Margraff, Kate R. Morris, Jennifer Natalya Fink, MJ Perrin, Elaine Romero, Prageeta Sharma, and Ariel Zetina.

The lineup will include:

  • Inalienable Rights  (Aug. 17) by Deb Margolin, presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • The Tender-Hearted (Aug. 18) by Clare Bayley, presented by Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Apartment: 19: A Ten Minute Allegorical Play for Two Afro-Latinas (Aug. 19) by Magdalena Gomez, presented by Agape Theatre Project and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Lost Music From the Heart of Everything  (a suffrage aria for Amelia Himes Walker) (Aug. 20), by Ruth Margraff with music by Kamala Sankaram, presented by NC Opera and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Ladies Are Waiting (L.A.W.)  (Aug. 21) by Carrie Knowles, presented by North Carolina Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • A Sentiment  (Aug. 22) by Elaine Romero, presented by the Justice Theatre Project and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • The 19th (Aug. 23) by Hannah Benitez, presented by Sweet Tea Shakespeare and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Behold: Colored and Women, Inconceivable (Aug. 24) by MJ Perrin, presented by Theatre in the Park and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • On the Roof, in the Tombs (Aug. 25)  by Prageeta Sharma and Kate R. Morris, presented by Bulldog Theater Ensemble and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Voter Registration Drive (Aug. 26) by Susana Cook, presented by NC Central University and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Thunderclap (Aug. 27) by Tamara Kissane, presented by William Peace University and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Bitter Flower (Aug. 28) by Jennifer Natalya Fink, presented by the Gilbert Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • Gerrymanderia, or The Miss Earth Vacancy in the Miss Universe Pageant System (Aug. 29) by Ariel Zetina, presented by Burning Coal Theatre Company.
  • TBA (Aug. 30) by Kelly Doyle, presented by the Women’s Theatre Festival and Burning Coal Theatre Company.

Tickets to view each 10-minute play will be $2, or $25 for the entire 14-play cycle. The plays will all be available to view until September 30, 2020.

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