A young writer struggles to resolve the identity baggage that goes with his artistic debt to a difficult mentor. We watch the unfolding relationship of the two writers, one at the height of his career and the other at the outset. They talk shop super-passionately and test each other's vulnerabilities, exploring why a student needs an exemplar and how a master needs validation from his apprentices. Occasional real-life events are referenced in the play, as when Muhammad met Baraka at the Million Man March and introduced his son. But mostly, it is made-up.