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Writing Workshop: Mona Mansour

Oct 24 2015 - 12:00pm -- 3:00pm

New Dramatists is delighted to launch this year's monthly, Emergency Fund Writers Workshops with Mona Mansour's Improv-inspired 3-hour class SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 12-3pm. Please learn more about Mona and her workshop below...

Mona's Workshop is part of New Dramatists' dual-service program which brings unique, low-cost writing classes (taught by our award-winning resident playwrights and distinguished alumni) to the general public. ALL PROCEEDS go toward an emergency fund provided for in-need writers who apply...

To enroll please write to us at ndworkshops@yahoo.com immediately. Placement is limited.

ON YOUR FEET

Join playwright Mona Mansour in an on-your-feet, generative writing workshop. Exercises will lead to improvisations, which then will lead to pen and paper. Be prepared to be up on your feet and move around. We’ll do character work, narrative work, and above all, we will inhabit a space of spontaneity, where students will be encouraged to say yes to that first impulse, both onstage and on the page.

“One part of my mind was doing the writing, and God knows what the other part was doing.” — Paul Bowles

Mona Mansour's play UNSEEN, a Crossroads commission from South Coast Rep, recently had a Studio Retreat at the Lark, directed by Evren Odcikin. Unseen was included in this year's Kilroy List. THE WAY WEST will receive a New York premiere in February 2016 at Labryinth, directed by Mimi O'Donnell, following a world premiere in spring 2014 at Steppenwolf directed by Amy Morton and a West Coast outing at Marin Theatre Company, directed by Hayley Finn. THE HOUR OF FEELING (directed by Mark Wing-Davey) received its world premiere in the 2012 Humana Festival in Louisville. Following that, it was part of the High Tide Festival in the U.K. as part of the Rifle Hall plays. URGE FOR GOING (directed by Hal Brooks) received a LAB production in the 2011 season at the Public Theater, and had its West Coast premiere at San Francisco’s Golden Thread (directed by Evren Odcikin). THE VAGRANT, the third play in the trilogy, was commissioned by the Public Theater and workshopped at the 2013 Sundance Theater Institute with Mark Wing-Davey directing, and will be part of Atlantic Theater Company's Amplified series in December 2015. Mona was a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a Lark Fellow, and a Core Writer at Minneapolis’ Playwrights’ Center. With Tala Manassah she has written the short plays THE HOUSE and THE LETTER as well as DRESSING, part of Facing Our Truths: Short Plays about Trayvon, Race and Privilege, a collection of plays commissioned by the New Black Festival. They are currently writing FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS, a play about 1970s Iraq for an EST/Sloan commission. 2012 Whiting Award. 2014 Middle East America Playwright Award.

Event Details
  • Location
    424 West 44th Street
  • Open to the Public
 
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