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Sat, May 11


David Straz Center's Wartburg Theatre

TERMINAL EXHALE (Staged Reading)

Experience the relentless impact of America's gun violence epidemic through gripping interviews and firsthand accounts of frontline healthcare workers in a staged reading of a new play that reveals the profound trauma and enduring ripple effects of each bullet.

TERMINAL EXHALE (Staged Reading)
TERMINAL EXHALE (Staged Reading)

Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

David Straz Center's Wartburg Theatre, 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140, USA

About the event


What happens when the healing hands of those sworn to "do no harm" confront a virus of violence with no cure in sight? Through gripping interviews that unveil the raw truths and untold stories from frontline healthcare workers, Terminal Exhale delves deep into the heart of a uniquely American public health crisis: the gun violence epidemic. From the trauma bay to the trauma that endures, experience an urgent first-hand perspective on the profound impact of gun violence and the ripple effect of a single bullet, where every breath tells a story of courage, compassion, and the relentless pursuit of healing.


3 PM - 5:00 PM - Terminal Exhale reading

Followed by post-show discussion, with reception and networking

Thanks to our partners at Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE), a numbr of gun violence prevention organizations will be tabling in the lobby before and after the show for the audience to learn more about what each group does and how to get involved.


Working in collaboration with Michael Cotey, founder and Joaquin Oliver Artistic Producer of ENOUGH! Plays to End Gun Violence, Carthage College students and faculty interviewed over a dozen healthcare practitioners, weaving together their stories to create an up-close and personal look at the consequences of gun violence on our healthcare system. This is a staged reading of the script in process. Terminal Exhale will receive a full production as part of Carthage's Spring 2025 theatre season. The creation of this play was supported by a grant from the Franklin I. and Irene List Saemann Foundation.


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