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On The Exhale

Martin Zimmerman

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f

"A carefully wrought study of a mother undone by loss [...] On The Exhaleapproaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective." - The New York Times
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime – and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.

History

On the Exhale premiered at the Roundabout Underground Theatre in New York City in February 2017 under the direction of Leigh Silverman.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1f
Cast Attributes
  • All Female
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
ACTRESS - a woman in her late 30s to early 50s

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REVIEWS

"A carefully wrought study of a mother undone by loss...On the Exhale approaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective." - The New York Times, Read More 

"On the Exhale makes its points succinctly and intelligently...it never feels like it's preaching to the choir." - The Hollywood Reporter, Read More 

"Remarkable...The subject has been explored before, but never with this much emotional power." - The Observer, Read More

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  • Actress Marin Ireland on On the Exhale

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Authors

Martin Zimmerman

Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright and screenwriter whose plays include Seven Spots On The Sun, On The Exhale, White Tie Ball, The Making Of A Modern Folk Hero, The Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati P ...

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