On the Exhale

If tragedy strikes, take a breath and get a grip
by Martín Zimmerman
Regional Premiere
Feb 10, 2022 to Feb 27, 2022

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a 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, this perspective-bending, one-woman tour de force intimately examines our collective grief over a national epidemic that we all want to end.

“Mesmerizing, gripping in its economy and hits home like a bullet” - The Guardian

Performance Schedule: 

On the Exhale runs 2/10/22 through 2/27/22
ADDED PERFORMANCES: Sat, Feb 26 at 2:30 and 7:30 and Sun, Feb 27 at 2:30
Thursdays 7:00
Fridays & Saturdays 7:30
Sundays 2:30  (all Sundays require proof of vaccination)
ASL Interpretation Thursday, Feb 17
Post Show Conversations:
Feb 11, featuring Assistant Director Charles Jackson, Jr.
Feb 17, featuring Director Harry Parker


Woman - Dana Schultes*

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

Production Staff: 

Director: Harry B. Parker
Assistant Director:  Charles Jackson, Jr.
Stage Manager:  Kaitlin Hatton*
Set Designer/Master Carpenter: Allen Dean
Lighting Designer/Technical Director: Bryan Stevenson
Sound Designer: Ryan Simón
Costume Designer: Garret Storms, Dana Schultes
Master Electrician:  Amanda Hackney
Associate Technical Director:  Conor Clark

About the Author: 

Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright and screenwriter whose plays include Seven Spots on the SunOn the ExhaleWhite Tie BallThe Making of a Modern Folk HeroThe Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count the Ways, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Roundabout Underground, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Traverse Theatre, LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, Victory Gardens Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Alliance Theatre, A.C.T. (Seattle), among many others, with upcoming projects with Roundabout Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Marc Platt Productions.

A recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation, Humanitas Prize New Voices Award, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, McKnight Advancement Grant, Jerome Fellowship, Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship, Scotsman Fringe First Award, and the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, Martín is a Producer on Netflix’s Ozark, was a Staff Writer on Netflix’s Narcos, has been the Alliance for Latino Theater Artists (ALTA) Artist of the Month,  was a member of the 2011-2012 Playwrights’ Unit at Goodman Theatre, and is a Playwright in Residence at Teatro Vista. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BA in Theater Studies and BS in Economics from Duke University.