On the Exhale

Who's Who

MARIN IRELAND is a highly acclaimed actress of stage and screen. She was recently nominated for a 2016 Independent Spirit Award for her role opposite Corey Stoll in the independent feature Glass Chin. This year she will be seen in Aardvark opposite Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm, as well as Some Freaks with Thomas Mann and In the Radiant City, which will have its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Other recent film credits include The Family Fang opposite Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman, The Phenom, Bottled Up and 28 Hotel Rooms. This past year, she starred in the NBC miniseries “The Slap,” written by Jon Robin Baitz and opposite Zachary Quinto, Thandie Newton, and Uma Thurman in addition to recurring roles on HBO’s “Girls” and Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” She will next star in the Amazon series, “Sneaky Pete” opposite Giovanni Ribisi and produced by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost. Tony Award nominated for her performance in Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty, Marin recently received rave reviews for her performance in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s co-production with Women’s Project Theater, Ironbound. She also starred in the Lincoln Center Theater’s play Kill Floor and on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Big Knife, opposite Bobby Cannavale.

MARTÍN ZIMMERMAN (Playwright) is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright 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 Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, Victory Gardens Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, La Jolla Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Alliance Theatre, A.C.T. (Seattle), PlayPenn, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, American Theater Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Teatro Vista, Playwrights Foundation, Cara Mía Theatre Co, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Theatre Row, Borderlands Theater, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theater, Source Festival, The Gift, Collaboraction, Red Tape, The University of Texas at Austin, and Duke University. Current and upcoming projects include a stage musical adaptation of The Giver produced by Marc Platt, the World Premiere of On the Exhale (Winter 2017/Roundabout Theater Company), and the New York premiere of Seven Spots on the Sun (Rattlestick/Spring 2017). He is currently under commission by La Jolla Playhouse and Milwaukee Rep. 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, National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, and a Core Apprenticeship at The Playwrights’ Center, Martín 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, Heideman Award, and a runner-up for the National Latino Playwriting Award. MFA in Playwriting: The University of Texas at Austin. BA in Theater Studies, BS in Economics: Duke University.

LEIGH SILVERMAN (Director), a two-time Obie winner, directed the Encores! and Roundabout productions of Violet and earned a Tony Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish and Lisa Kron’s Well as well as Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party for Encores! Over thirty world premieres including: All The Ways To Say I Love You (MCC); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); The Way We Get By (Second Stage); American Hero (Second Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons); No Place to Go (Public Theater); The Madrid (MTC); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); In The Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Rep and Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Pulitzer finalist, Center Theatre Group / Public Theater); Coraline (MCC / True Love); Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages); Oedipus at Palm Springs (NYTW); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons / Seattle Rep); Well (Public Theater / Huntington Theatre / ACT). Upcoming: Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster (New Group).