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Production image from ON THE EXHALE. A light casts a shadow on a blonde woman . She reaches a hand up towards her face and the shadows of her fingers rest on her cheek.

On the Exhale

February 7–April 2, 2017

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Black Box Theatre

On the Exhale

February 7–April 2, 2017

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"Startlingly original! Brave and bold!"

, The new york times

When a random act of gun violence tears one woman’s world apart, she finds herself caught in the cross hairs of power lost and, very possibly, regained.

Tony Award® nominee Marin Ireland ("Sneaky Pete") stars in this gripping new play by Martín Zimmerman. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Well, Roundabout’s Violet) directs the 60-minute tour de force world premiere for Roundabout Underground.

On the Exhale Cast

Marin Ireland

On the Exhale Creative

Martín Zimmerman
Leigh Silverman
Set Design
Rachel Hauck
Costume Design
Emily Rebholz
Set Design
Jen Schriever
Sound Design
Bart Fasbender
Production Stage Manager
Kyle Gates

Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.

We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi and Dan Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Hess Foundation, Inc., Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura Rodgers, Seedlings Foundation, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Dr. Leonard Tow and Lori Uddenberg.


Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. It is an initiative designed to foster new works by emerging theatre artists. Roundabout Underground allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work. Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.


Click here to learn more about Roundabout's commitment to new works through our New Play Initiative.


Ugly Lies the Bone, by Lindsey Ferrentino, 2015
Little Children Dream of God, by Jeff Augustin, 2015
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, 2013 Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, 2012Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, 2011The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, 2011
Tigers Be Still, by Kim Rosenstock, 2010
Ordinary Days, by Adam Gwon, 2009

The Language of Trees, by Steven Levenson, 2008
Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam, 2007

Major support for On the Exhale is provided by Jodi and Dan Glucksman.

The empty house of Black Box Theatre. Two chairs are washed in red and yellow light at the front of rows and rows of chairs.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Black Box Theatre

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY

between 6th and 7th Avenues