by Philip Dawkins
at Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults
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.