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February 2-4, 2023

Meiling Hall Room 112 at OSU

370 W 9th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210


Directed by Sean Ryan Naughton & Carlie Shearer

Starring Jess Hughes

“Mesmerizing, gripping in its economy and hits home like a bullet”

- The Guardian

In this site-specific production, a single mom and women's studies professor finds herself living in an America where “concealed carry is the law of the land.” After experiencing a senseless act of violence, she develops a sudden attraction 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. After each performance, the creative team will host a community conversation with the College of Public Health and the STAR Trauma Recovery Center.

Please note: On The Exhale contains references to gun violence, death, and school shootings.

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