Seven Spots on the Sun
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Feb. 18 - Feb. 25 (2016)

The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor for eighteen months. Moisés has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war.  But when a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, the local parish priest convinces Moisés to take action. And when Moisés examines his first patient, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal this plague with the touch of his hand. But among the thousands of pilgrims who flock to San Isidro, Moisés is forced to confront his past, and San Isidro the violence that tore it apart. A meditation on mourning, redemption, and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun follows each character’s attempt to come to terms with the extraordinary loss they have suffered and the miracles they have witnessed.

This parable-like, magical realist drama investigates forgiveness and grief in a highly physical movement vocabulary. 

More information at Martin Zimmerman's website.

Photo by Sandy Underwood from Cinncinnati Playhouse production


UT MFA directing student Graham Schmidt seeks Latina/o performers for scenework in Advanced Directing course. Commitment includes 5 hours of rehearsal per week, flexible around performers’ schedules, beginning immediately and concluding March 9th.

Commitment also includes presentation of scenework between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Wednesday, 2/24 and Wednesday, 3/9 in the Lab Theatre on UT Campus.

 Interested performers/students should contact Graham Schmidt (, cell 512-784-1465) for more information.


UPDATE, March 25:

 "Seven Spots on the Sun," by Martín Zimmerman. Portrays residents of San Isidro, a town torn apart by civil war in an unnamed Latin American country (calling for an all-latino cast). I'm passionate about this play's investigation of forgiveness, its lyrical beauty, magical realism, and the highly physical, choreographed movements that it demands.

2 Latina Actors (Chorus, physically demanding role, described by the playwright as "the engine of the play")
2 Latino Actors (Chorus, physically demanding role, described by the playwright as "the engine of the play")
4 shadow players (any ethnicity)
2 crew members (any ethnicity)

Three to five hours of rehearsal per week, from March 23 through April 20, flexible around your schedule.
Three 20-minute presentations of scene seven (the climax of the play, and the most complicated scene, which will be our focus): 
Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 4 at 11:00 AM 
Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 PM
If you can commit to only part of these rehearsals/performances, please don't hesitate to contact me! In all likelihood, we can work something out. 

All participants can look forward to physical theater and movement practice, rigorous textual analysis, and one hell of a beautiful play. The instructor for the course, KJ Sanchez, is an accomplished director with credits at major American theaters such as the Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Actors Theatre (Louisville), and many others. She is an excellent contact, an exceptional teacher, and often works with students whom she meets in her classes.

Please contact me (; cell 512-784-1465) if you are interested in participating, or have any questions.