By Martin Zimmerman
Directed by Tom Amen
Featuring guest artist Amanda Zarr
All proceeds from these special performances go to the GWC Theater Arts Department student scholarship fund.
About the Play:
When a liberal college professor’s world is turned upside down by a random act of violence, she finds her hands inexplicably reaching for the very instrument that has changed her life forever - a gun. A complex, compelling, and thought-provoking exploration of our instinctive fear of, and fascination with, firearms, ON THE EXHALE is a sure to trigger further discussion of one of the most contentious issues of our time.
About the Actor:
Amanda Zarr is a professional actor, director and adjunct theatre professor. She earned her BFA from Chapman University, and her MFA from the prestigious PATP program at the University of Washington. She currently directs and teaches at Chapman University and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Notable directing work includes “She Kills Monsters”, “Elephant’s Graveyard” (CSARTS), “Hamlet” , “Merchant of Venice” (Associate, Chapman), “Measure for Measure” (Director, Chapman) and “The Crucible” (LBCC) and collaborated and directed the new musical “Undiscovered Country”. She was proud to work with Santa Fe playwright Joanna Garner on her new work “Gutting” as a part of the OTR series with Chance Theater where she is a resident artist. For the Chance theater Amanda also produced, directed, and stared in the online show “Chance Encounters”. She was a member of Shakespeare Orange County for over 10 years and briefly served as associate artistic director. She has been a guest artist with Ophelia’s Jump, Pensacola Shakespeare Company, ACTC, Need Theater of Los Angeles and Santa Fe University of Art and Design where she worked with Jon Jory and Robert Benedetti. Notable acting includes, Hamlet (Golden West College), Fiona (“In a Word”), Margie (“Good People) Chance Theater and Juliet, Helena, and Lady Anne at Shakespeare Orange County. She recently won the Orange Curtain’s best actress for 2022 (Lina in “Cry it Out, Chance Theater).