Theater with a View Announces Philadelphia-Area Premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s On The Exhale

Theater with a View, a professional outdoor theatre company located in Pottstown, PA, will stage the Philadelphia-area premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s On The Exhale.  The gripping and timely one-person show, which was originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company Underground, will be presented as part of Theater with a View’s 2018 season from July 11 to 28, 2018 at Sycamore Hill, (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown). Press are invited to opening night on Thursday, July 12 at 7PM, or any performance thereafter.

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime—and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.


Theater with a View’s production of On The Exhale features Nina Covalesky (TwaV’s Rabbit Hole, Detroit, Circle Mirror Transformation) playing Woman. Elaina DiMonaco, widely acclaimed for her directorial interpretations of the one-person shows 2.5 Minute Ride at Theatre Horizon and Bad Dates at Act II Playhouse, will make her Theater with a View debut with this production.


“I am thrilled that Theater with a View is bringing ON THE EXHALE to Pottstown,” said Covalesky.  “Martín Zimmerman has written a startling, timely, and wonderfully original play that speaks to the terrifying reality of gun violence in America. It is starkly relevant, and it is an honor to be able to contribute to the urgent conversation that all our communities are grappling with at this singular moment in our nation’s history.”


Theater with a View is proud to announce that they will donate $1 from every ticket sold to Everytown for Gun Safety, a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. More details at


Tickets to On The Exhale are $30, $20 for students. Performances are July 11-28, Wednesday through Saturday at  7PM.  Every Wednesday’s performance is “pay what you wish.”  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit



Theater with a View presents

On The Exhale

By Martίn Zimmerman

A Philadelphia-area premiere

July 11-28, 2018

Sycamore Hill, 481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA




Nina Covalesky has appeared previously at Theater with a View as Becca in Rabbit Hole, Mary in Detroit, Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Catherine in Proof. Additional credits: Class Mother (Hudson Guild); The Last Yankee (Studio Theater); Look Back in Anger (Richmond Shepard Theater); Job; Cancer Tales (Storm Theater); and The Art of Love (Theater for the New City). Film: Jack and Jim; Rota Fortunae and Sparkle: A Don Quixote Story (; The Plan by Vivek Sharma. She has served as producer of the Outta the Hat Plays, a weekend new play generator that fosters community between playwrights and actors, and she she plans to launch a Chester County version of the event in 2018. She founded Theater with a View in 2014.


Elaina Di Monaco (Director) is a director, dramaturg, producer and new work enthusiast. She holds a BFA in Directing, Playwriting & Production from the University of the Arts and happily resides in South Philadelphia. Elaina’s most recent directing credits include Bad Dates (Act II Playhouse), 2.5 Minute Ride (Theatre Horizon),  Birdie’s Pit Stop (and the tribe of queers who fucked everything up), Buzzfeed, Donald Trump & Dead Black Kids (Philly Fringe, both by Haygen Brice Walker), and Hear Me War (a new musical by Sarah Galante and Jaime Jarrett.). Elaina has produced and directed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival since 2012 and is most notably recognized for her collaborations with playwright Haygen Brice Walker and their collaborative umbrella, On The Rocks. As a dramaturg, she has collaborated with PlayPenn New Play Development Conference since 2012. In addition, Elaina works as a freelance dramaturg/director and is currently developing plays with Writers On The Rocks, a Philadelphia writers group created under the On The Rocks umbrella, where she serves as the group’s co-founder and dramaturg.

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