WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
From new playwright Rae Binstock comes Watch Me Burn: the story of Prometheus "Methe" Graham, a young black Harlem firefighter, who is determined to rely on herself and no one else. But as the heat rises, the stress of her mother's recent death, her teenage sister's rebellion, her captain's doubts, and her community's disapproval create a psychic holocaust that threatens to consume her from within. There are those—like Methe's next-door neighbor Sophia, who starts out friendly and ends up in bed, or her firehouse buddy Andre, who's not sure whether his loyalties lie with the job or with those he works beside—that try to penetrate her self-selected isolation. But when the time comes, it seems unlikely that they can spare her the revenge taken by the flames she has fought so hard to conquer.