Momentum Reading Series

Incendiary by Dave Harris

Directed by Reginald L. Douglas

Monday, October 7th 7pm Hamburg


Tanya is on a mission to save her son from death row and she’s wiling to do whatever it takes to break him free–acquiring an armory, getting her mind and her body right, and even saying goodbye to her daughter. But just how far can a mother’s love go? A collision between the absurd and the tragic, Incendiary is a moving and hilarious exploration of love and violence in Black America.





TANYA – C. Kelly Wright

JASMINE – Bria Walker

ERIC – Justin Lonesome

MARKUS & OTHERS – Jason Shavers

MARCU & OTHERS – Monteze Freeland


Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. He is the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company. His play EXCEPTION TO THE RULE will have its world premiere at Roundabout Underground in spring 2020. His plays have been produced or developed by Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Roundabout Underground, Manhattan Theater Club, Victory Gardens, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, and Ojai Playwrights Conference amongst others. Honors include: the 2019 Ollie Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award and Mark Twain Award from The Kennedy Center, the 2018 Venturous Fellowship from The Lark, Cave Canem poetry fellowship, and a semi-finalist for The Relentless Award amongst others. His first full-length collection of poetry, Patricide, was published in May 2019 from Button Poetry. Dave received his B.A. from Yale University and is a third year MFA playwright at UC San Diego.