The reading will be followed by a post-show discussion with the playwright and actors. Audiences are encouraged to engage with the work, and experience theater’s power to spark meaningful dialogue about complex issues.
About Simona’s Search
Simona’s father is a mystery. As a child, curious about his life in Latin America before moving to the US, she became obsessed with discovering his secrets, dedicating her life to studying the science of trauma, while her own thoughts and dreams are haunted by a shadowy figure–is her father’s past attempting to run her down? A moving and poetic look at family, legacy, and persecution, Simona’s Search asks, “Can pain be passed from generation to generation?”
About the playwright
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, Traverse Theatre, 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 with Roundabout Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Marc Platt Productions.
This program is a collaboration between City of Asylum and City Theatre. The reading is part of City Theatre’s year-long Momentum Reading Series made possible through support from Opportunity Fund and the Fine Foundation.