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. He is 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, and the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize. Martín is an Executive Story Editor 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, is a Playwright in Residence at Teatro Vista, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition and Heideman Award.
A liberal college professor searches for meaning after a terrible act of violence. She finds herself drawn to the power and control of the weapon that forever changed her life. Challenged by the inaction and corruption of the legislature, she is faced with the opportunity to teach a lesson but she may have to learn one first.
Shannon Coltrane gives a powerful performance of this poignant and timely tale. Her compassion, passion, and timing keep the audience engaged without overwhelming the emotions that could be a barrier to the story. A masterful performance of a masterful piece of theatre
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