“Seven Spots on the Sun” New Works reading calendar listing


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New Works Series: Seven Spots on the Sun

By Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Jasson Minadakis, MTC artistic director

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Marin Theatre Company for a FREE public reading of MTC's 2012 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner Seven Spots on the Sun by Martín Zimmerman.

The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor, Moisés, for eighteen months. He has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army disappeared his wife during the country’s civil war. When a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, Moisés discovers he has the power to heal with the touch of his hand and is forced to confront the violence that tore the village apart.

MTC’s New Works Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging playwrights. Readings are followed by a talk-back with the playwright, director and actors.

Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

New Works Series readings are FREE, reserve tickets online or through the Box Office, seating is limited.

marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org

The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize celebrates the work of the American playwright and encourages the creation of bold, powerful new plays for the American stage. MTC awards the Sky Cooper Prize annually to an outstanding unproduced play written by either an established or emerging American playwright. The winning play receives a developmental workshop and a staged reading as part of MTC’s New Works Series and is also considered under option for a full production as part of the theater’s annual main stage season. The playwright of the winning play receives a $10,000 award. Previous Sky Cooper winners include The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter, 9 Circles by Bill Cain (winner of the 2011 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award), Sunlight by Sharr White and Magic Forest Farm by Zayd Dohrn, nearly all of which received their world premieres at MTC.

The Sky Cooper Prize and Calicchio Prize are made possible through the generous support of Norton J. “Sky” Cooper.

Martin Zimmerman (Seven Spots on the Sun, 2012 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize) is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright whose plays include White Tie Ball, The Making of a Modern Folk Hero, Seven Spots on the Sun and The Solid Sand Below. His plays have been produced or developed at the Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, Alliance Theatre, PlayPenn, American Theater Company, the Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Teatro Vista, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Theatre Row, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theater, Source Festival, the Gift, Red Tape, the University of Texas at Austin and Duke University, with upcoming projects at Icicle Creek Theatre Festival and A.C.T. A recipient of The Jerome Fellowship, the Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship, National New Play Network’s Smith Prize and a Core Apprenticeship at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Zimmerman was a member of the 2011-12 Playwrights’ Unit at Goodman Theatre, where he is currently under commission. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition and Heideman Award. He has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Theater Studies and BS in Economics from Duke University.

Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a National New Play Network Playwright in Residence. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | sasha@marintheatre.org

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