Spotlight on Scott Zimmerman
Guarding the Bridge was a production that not only made people think but our unconscious bias but also reminded us how uncomfortably familiar racism can be. This production features a conversation between a father and son where the father educates his son about how to he must “protect” his family from black people. We could not have found anyone better than Scott Zimmerman to play the role of the father.
In Scott’s own words:
“Scott Zimmerman is thrilled to be working with Ripple Effect Artists and to bring awareness of important social issues to the forefront. Scott has been seen as Leo in Red Shark Productions’ The Irish Exit, as Larry in the controversial play The Ride at Theatre for the New City, and as Judge Ketterson in the highly acclaimed and socially explosive Al Takes A Bride at Oxford Space in Brooklyn. Scott is a proud member of Actors Equity and is proudly represented by Emerging Talent Agency and AAG Talent Management. As always thanks to Sam, Lindy, Lis, Ackerman Klan, Marci, Louise.”
Spotlights are created by the Ripple Effect Artists’ Editorial Desk. Each Spotlight highlights people, productions and initiatives that inspire us. At Ripple Effect Artists, we believe in building each other up and giving credit where credit is due. Taking charge of the future of our world is a more three-dimensional responsibility than it appears to be. It is not just about identifying the most pertinent social issues that need to be highlighted and discussed. It is also equally important to make a difference every single day by exhibiting kindness, compassion and empathy towards everyone we come in contact with. It is important to recognize that everyone who is chasing a dream is fighting inner demons of fear and insecurity every day. In a society where anything off the beaten track is considered a risk not worth taking, these people are giving a new name to courage. Thus, we think it is crucial to build each other up and encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves. Every. Single. Day.