October 23 - November 9, 2019

Around 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission

Tanya is determined to break her son out of death row—or die trying. She'll need guns. She'll need to get her hair done. She'll need to save her son; but at what cost? This explosive tragicomedy challenges notions of motherhood, justice and generational trauma.

Incendiary was developed with the support of PlayPenn, Paul Meshejian, Artistic Director.

Recommended for mature audiences.

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  • Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Playwright

  • Monty Cole

    Monty Cole Monty Cole

  • Jerome Beck

    Jerome Beck Joshua/Marcus

  • McKenzie Chinn

    McKenzie Chinn Jasmine

  • Ronald L. Conner

    Ronald L. Conner Manny

  • Bernard Gilbert

    Bernard Gilbert Eric

  • Terry Guest

    Terry Guest Gerard/Markus

  • Wandachristine

    Wandachristine Tanya

  • Leea Ayers

    Leea Ayers U/S Jasmine

  • Kevin Depinet

    Kevin Depinet Set Design

  • Noël Huntzinger

    Noël Huntzinger Costume Design

  • Claire Chrzan

    Claire Chrzan Lighting Design

  • Richard Woodbury

    Richard Woodbury Sound Design

  • Kaitlin Kitzmiller

    Kaitlin Kitzmiller Production Stage Manager

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Jonathan L. Green

    Jonathan L. Green Dramaturg

  • Breon Arzell

    Breon Arzell Movement Consultant

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  • A Conversation With Dave Harris

    A Conversation with Playwright Dave Harris

    Literary Manager Jonathan L. Green sat down with Playwright Dave Harris to discusss his inspiration behind Incendiary.

    "In Dave Harris’ dark new tragicomedy Incendiary, Tanya is a mother dead-set on breaking her son out of death row. A few weeks before rehearsal began, production dramaturg Jonathan L. Green talked with Harris about the play and his inspirations."


  • From Conception to Completion

    From Conception to Completion; What New Stages Participation Has Meant to its Playwrights.

    From Chicago-based freelance writer and the Chicago Editor of Playbill, Thomas Connors.

    "In the theater—as in so many professions—it’s all about getting that break, the chance to show what you’re made of. And from there, who knows? But in a business where one is never sure where or when the next job will appear, a successful theatrical career is really a matter of many breaks, one after another. And that goes for playwrights, as well as performers."