Martín Zimmerman

BIOGRAPHY

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, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Roundabout Underground, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, Victory Gardens Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, 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, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Foundation, Cara Mía Theatre Co, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Theatre Row, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theater, Source Festival, The Gift, Collaboraction, Red Tape, The University of Texas at Austin, and Duke University with upcoming projects at Roundabout Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

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. 

MFA in Playwriting: The University of Texas at Austin. BA in Theater Studies, BS in Economics: Duke University.

 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

I’m the kind of writer who doesn’t like to do the same thing twice. Once I’ve told a story about a certain subject in a certain style I want to move on, and challenge myself to stretch some new creative muscle.

 

WEBSITE

www.martingzimmerman.com

 

CONTACT

Agent: Di Glazer

ICM Partners

dglazer@icmpartners.com

 

LIST OF PLAYS

For a complete list of Martín’s plays, visit www.martingzimmerman.com.

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes.  For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer’s Agent Di Glazer directly at dglazer@icmpartners.com.

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Martín Zimmerman

Pietro Aretino, a 16th Century libertine poet, explains how a bastard can bring Rome’s nobles to their knees.

Martín Zimmerman

Gian Matteo Giberti, now a powerful 16th Century Roman Catholic Bishop, was once the bastard child of a truly bastardly father.