Radio: Wait Til You See This! Second Stage Series

  • Dates: 6/5/2024, 6/8/2024, 6/13/2024, 6/16/2024, 6/22/2024, 6/23/2024
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 224 Polk St., The Murphey School, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Phone: 919.834.4001
  • Admission: $10 General Admission


Radio tells the story of Charlie Fairbanks, who was born in the dead center of the United States at the dead center of the 20th century. Americans are going to the moon, and Charlie’s sure he’ll be the first one there. But as he shines his spotlight on the moon, so too does it illuminate the darker side to his nation’s history.

Lucy Jane Atkinson is a director and dramaturg focused on supporting new writing. A graduate of LAMDA's Post-Graduate Director’s Course, in 2018 she was named number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch, which stated “her direction is acutely sensitive to the shifting energy of the writing. Evident but never overbearing.” In 2021 she was picked for the National Theatre Directors Course. She has directed new plays on both sides of the Atlantic, and has won awards for her productions on multiple continents.

She directed her first professional show, RADIO by Al Smith, in spring 2012, as part of the Stonecrabs Theatre Director's Traineeship, before transferring that production to Brighton Fringe Festival. For Burning Coal she has directed I & YOU by Lauren Gunderson, and A GREAT BIG WOOLY MAMMOTH THAWING FROM THE ICE by Tatty Hennessy. Some notable productions include A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW by Tatty Hennessy (VAULT Festival, Trafalgar Studios, Winner: Office Best Actress. Nominated: Offie Best Director, Best New Play), VESPERTILIO by Barry McStay (VAULT Festival, Dublin Fringe; winner: Show of the Week VAULT 2019), and TESTAMENT by Tristan Bernays (ViaBrooklyn, New York, Winner: BroadwayWorld Best Director 2022), MEAT by Gill Greer for Theatre503, THE SLEEPING SWORD by Tatty Hennessy for The Watermill, ANGUIS by Sheila Atim for Avalon/BBC Arts at the Edinburgh Festival, and BARRIER(S) by Eloise Pennycott for the Dorfman, National Theatre.