Urge for Going

Available in Library

What do you do when the only way to live is to leave? Jamila, a studious 17-year-old Palestinian girl growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, feverishly prepares for the university exam that is her only way out of the impoverished world she calls home. Part of a trilogy.

Tala Ashe, Ted Sod, Demosthenes Chrysan, Ramsey Faragallah. Set: Jason Simms. Costume: Jenny Mannis. Lights: Tyler Micoleau.
Tala Ashe, Jacqueline Antaramian & Ramsey Faragallah
Tala Ashe, Jacqueline Antaramian & Ted Sod
Omid Ahtabi and Tala Ashe
Cast Requirements

Two women, four men.

Production and Development History

First production: Public Theater LAB, March 2011. Director: Hal Brooks. Starring: Omid Ahtabi, Tala Ashe, Jacqueline Antaramian, Demosthenes Chrysan, Ramsey Faragallah and Ted Sod.

Next up: Production at Golden Thread, San Francisco, opens November 16, 2013. Director: Evren Odcikin. Cast: Munaf Alsafi, Camila Betancourt Ascencio, Tara Blau, Terry Lamb, Julian Lopez-Morillas and Wiley Naman Strasser.