May 29, 2023 - June 25, 2023


BREAK FREE: Tanya is a Black mother determined to break her son, Eric, out of death row — or die trying. She’ll need guns, to get her hair done, and to f*ck some people up. As time ticks towards the fateful date of Eric’s execution (and birthday), the play explodes into a collision of the hilarious and tragic. In this world premiere, playwright Dave Harris harnesses the storytelling techniques of comic books and video games to explore the complexities of generational trauma and daring heroism with his singular, satirical style.


(Starting at $29)
Monday, May 29th through Friday June 2nd.

What is a preview? Previews are public performances of a theatrical production that take place before its official opening. These performances allow the creative team time to identify problem areas and opportunities for improvements or adjustments that weren’t found during rehearsals. Until the play is officially open, elements of the production may change. Preview audiences are essential to this process, as the audience response may help illuminate areas for change. Thank YOU for helping make the art!


Thursday, June 8th, 8pm
Sunday, June 18th, 2pm


Saturday, June 10th, 3pm
Saturday, June 17th, 3pm

Open captioned performances

Wednesday, June 14th, 8pm
Thursday, June 15th, 8pm


Friday, June 9th 8pm

*This intentional healing space prioritizes the needs of Black-identifying audience members to be seen and celebrated in theatre spaces, and process complex questions about race and belonging while in community. For our non-Black allies, we appreciate your support in cultivating a completely Black-identifying audience. We invite you to join us at another performance during the run. For more information on racial identity caucusing, CLICK HERE.

Incendiary Content Transparency:

This play contains discussions involving gun violence, solitary confinement, carceral violence, generational trauma, suicidal ideation, the death penalty, the legal system, domestic abuse, depression, fetish, arson, and violence against children/schools. This play contains depictions of gun violence and prison.  

Incendiary and Dave Harris are recipients of a Venturous Playwright Fellowship supported by Venturous Theater Fund. The Fellowship was created with the Lark Theatre and is now in partnership with the Playwrights’ Center.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Access our Digital Playbill here.