Mona Mansour

Resident Playwright

2013 -- 2020

Mona’s play WE SWIM, WE TALK, WE GO TO WAR will premiere at SF’s Golden Thread in fall 2018, directed by Evren Odcikin. THE VAGRANT TRILOGY will premiere at Mosaic Theater in D.C. in summer 2018, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. It was presented at New Dramatists in fall 2016 after a workshop at the Vineyard Arts Project with the Public Theater. Of the trilogy: THE HOUR OF FEELING (directed by Mark Wing-Davey) premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and a new Arabic translation was presented at NYU Abu Dhabi, as part of its Arab Voices Festival in 2016. URGE FOR GOING (directed by Hal Brooks): productions at Public LAB, and Golden Thread (directed by Evren Odcikin). THE VAGRANT, the third play in the trilogy, was commissioned by the Public and workshopped at the 2013 Sundance Theater Institute. THE WAY WEST received its NY premiere at Labyrinth Theater in April 2016, directed by Mimi O’Donnell. Prior to that, the play was at Steppenwolf (directed by Amy Morton) and Marin Theatre Company (directed by Hayley Finn). Other credits: UNSEEN, Gift Theater in Chicago, spring 2017 (directed by Maureen Payne-Hahner) and IN THE OPEN, for Waterwell, directed by James Dean Palmer. Mona was a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and a Core Writer at Minneapolis’ Playwrights’ Center. With Tala Manassah she has written FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS, an EST/Sloan commission. Their short play DRESSING is part of FACING OUR TRUTHS: Short Plays about Trayvon, Race and Privilege, a collection of plays commissioned by the New Black Festival. TV credits: QUEENS SUPREME, DEAD LIKE ME. Commissions include Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “American Revolutions.” 2012 Whiting Award. 2014 Middle East America Playwright Award, monamansour.com

Playwright Buzz

April 16, 2015

THE WAY WEST opens at Marin Theatre Company

The Way West goes west! Directed by Hayley Finn. Opens 4/21.

Click here for more info.

April 8, 2015

NY Stage and Film Reading of UNSEEN

Free reading of my new play UNSEEN (3 women, about 65 minutes) April 13 @
7, Glicker-Milstein Blackbox Theater at Barnard College
Diana Center, Lower Level 2, 3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)

Please RSVP to info@newyorkstageandfilm.org

May 15, 2014

The Way West at Steppenwolf

Play runs through June 7. Here's a trailer with the fabulous Westerner Didi O'Connell:
November 19, 2013

URGE FOR GOING has West Coast debut

URGE FOR GOING at Z Below in San Francisco, directed by Evren Odcikin, produced by Golden Thread. Through Dec. 8.
http://www.goldenthread.org/urge-for-going/

August 12, 2013

Trayvon Martin Project

Mona will be writing a short play with frequent collaborator Tala Manassah for "Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" produced by the New Black Fest and presented by several theaters across the country, including Woolly Mammoth, The Goodman and Center Stage.

Contact Info

Leah Hamos, Gersh; Lhamos@gershny.com; 212-634-8153

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