Short Plays of Martín Zimmerman: Foreign Tongue & Coffee, Olive, and Everything Between
These two ten-minute plays by Martín Zimmerman manage to thoughtfully explore the themes of cultural and ethnic identity, sexuality, language, and loss in under twenty-two pages. The intimacy and vulnerability seen in On the Exhale is clearly visible in these two preceding plays dating back to 2008 and 2012. Succinct and volatile, these are perfect quick reads if you were hooked on Martín’s unique style. Read them here.
brownsville song (b-side for tray) By Kimber Lee
Kimber Lee’s triumphant play has brought the struggles of Brownsville, a neighborhood in east Brooklyn, to stages across the country. An area battling gun violence on a regular basis, the play explores a slightly different world of brutality than On the Exhale. Examining the aftermath of a community tragedy, the play begins when a teenager is accidentally shot and killed. Unlike On the Exhale, which Leigh Silverman states dives into “the moment before the grief”, Lee describes her play as distinctly about “the intimate and personal experience of grief and how it affects a family.”
"Stay Informed, Stay Engaged"
Check out our blog post “On the Exhale: Stay Informed, Stay Engaged” for more ideas on how to stay up-to-date on legislation, take action to stop gun violence, and read more about this American epidemic.
Living for 32
Five years before the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, thirty two people were killed in the deadliest shooting on school grounds in American history. Living for 32 details the experience of Colin Goddard, a unique survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre who was the only person to call 911 from within the barricaded University building. After an arduous recovery from his injuries, Colin went on to become a major advocate for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. While the woman at the center of On the Exhale fears a personal, vengeful assault, there is no doubt that she has this recent university attack fresh in her mind as she watches the image of her secluded office hallway in her strategically-placed mirror. Screenings of Living for 32 occur around the country, find them here.
See Seven Spots on the Sun by Martín Zimmerman at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Wanting more from Martín Zimmerman? We recommend heading downtown to check out his newest play presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project.
“The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor for eighteen months. Moisés has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war. But when a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, the local parish priest convinces Moisés to take action. And when Moisés examines his first patient, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal this plague with the touch of his hand. But among the thousands of pilgrims who flock to San Isidro, Moisés is forced to confront his past, and the violence that tore San Isidro apart.” Previews begin April 26, 2017. Opening night May 10th and runs through June 4th. Buy tickets here!
On the Exhale is now playing at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Visit our website for tickets and more information.
2016-2017 Season, On the Exhale