top of page

The Burn

THE BURN by Philip Dawkins

at Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults, World Premiere

Winter 2018

Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying–both online and IRL. This world premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt.


The Burn was commissioned by Steppenwolf for Young Adults.

bottom of page