HUMANITAS New Voices Winner Martin Zimmerman Selected as Chicago Dramatist Resident Playwright
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MARTÍN ZIMMERMAN is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright whose work spans a wide variety of styles, but always aspires to a seamless unity of aesthetic and story. His plays include WHITE TIE BALL, THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO (currently being developed into a graphic novel), SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN, and THE SOLID SAND BELOW, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, 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, 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.
A recipient of the Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, 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, where he is currently under commission, is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition, Heideman Award, and Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He has also been a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, The Julie Harris Playwright Award, and the WordBridge Playwrights Lab. MFA in Playwriting: The University of Texas at Austin. BA in Theater Studies, BS in Economics: Duke University.
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